The Alabama Crimson Tide are defending national champions. Can they do it again? Most people think so. They are ranked number 1 in basically every pre-season poll. We will see. I will break down the Crimson Tides schedule game by game. We will see if they have what I think it will take to repeat in this weeks Face Time.
Sept 4, San Hose State @ Alabama. Winner: Alabama. (1-0)
This is just a tune-up game for the Crimson Tide. A nice season opener to get them into the swing of things. I see them having no problem at all with the Spartans.
Sept 11, Penn State # 19 @ Alabama. Winner: Alabama. (2-0)
Penn State is a shadow of there old selves. That being said they are still a tough team. Senior Evan Royster is one of the best backs in the country, but the rest of the team is still very young and not good enough to beat Alabama. Tide roll by double digits.
Sept 18, Alabama @ Duke. Winner: Alabama. (3-0)
Duke is a team still at the bottom of the ACC. Even though it is a home game for the Blue Devils it will not matter. Alabama will cruise to an easy victory.
Sept 25, Alabama @ #17 Arkansas. Winner: Arkansas. (3-1)
Arkansas will come with an experienced pro style offense and will attack this defense. This will be a higher scoring game. I will give the edge to the Razorbacks here because of QB Ryan Mallett. Who I think will be next years number 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. I do think the Razerbacks D will be able to hold off Alabama and the Tide will suffer there first loss in 17 games.
*Oct 2, #4 Florida @ Alabama. Winner: Alabama. (4-1)
This is the game of the year for the Crimson Tide, and Possibly round 1 of a 2 part series we will see between these 2 teams this year. But this first game could determine if the later game is for A trip to the Sugar Bowl, or the national title. I think Alabama does bounce back from there loss to Arkansas.
Oct 9, Alabama @ South Carolina. Winner: Alabama. (5-1)
There is nothing easy about SEC road games. There is no off week in this conference. The Crimson Tide will win. It could be a struggle, but the Tide will find a way to get by.
Oct 16, Ole Miss @ Alabama. Winner: Alabama (6-1)
No doubt the addition of Jeremiah Masoli will benefit the Rebels. But Alabama is just to powerful and have to much all-around strength. At this point in the season I think Greg McElroy will be a matured quarterback and will be having great success. This is no exception, The Tide once again will win by double digits.
Oct 23, Alabama @ Tennessee. Winner: Alabama (7-1)
This is one of those SEC road games that I could see causing Alabama trouble. They will be looking ahead to their matchup with LSU in 2 weeks. Tennessee will surprise them. They will not win, but it will be close. Alabama will win the game by less then a touchdown.
Nov 6, Alabama @ #21 LSU. Winner: LSU (7-2)
Jordan Jefferson is going to have a big year. And a win against Alabama will be part of it. LSU will out gun Alabama at home. I see Mark Ingram struggling and as always at Death Valley at night communication between teammates will be an issue for Alabama. LSU will overcome the Crimson Tide, but not by much.
Nov 13, Mississippi State @ Alabama. Winner: Alabama (8-2)
This will not even be remotely close. Alabama will come in mad from there loss the week previous and destroy the Bulldogs.
Nov 20, Georgia State @ Alabama. Winner Alabama (9-2)
We will be seeing a whole lot of the back-ups in this game. A tune-up game right before Alabama faces their instate rival. Auburn.
Nov 27, #22 Auburn @ Alabama. Winner Alabama (10-2)
The experts are very high on theses Auburn TIgers. They like to score, and they have a talented defense. This game could have very big implications. A trip the the SEC championship game could be on the line. That is why I do not see Auburn winning. As always it will be a thriller.
10 wins 2 losses. Not a bad season. If you think Alabama will go undefeated, its to unlikely due to the tough schedule, and their conference is the toughest in football. This record will get the Tide into a BCS bowl, but not the National Championship.- Josh Neighbors