But...but it's incomplete without
in there somewhere after Tebow's "lachrymosity."
bon, i very respectfully disagree with national pollsters "loving alabama". historically pollsters latch onto any option given them other than sec. alabama has simply painted pollsters into a voting credibility corner they cannot get out of. why else would a team like georgia be preseason assessed below ohio state, oregon, stanford and even alabama(bama lost most of its greatest strength in the o-line last year)
polling aside, i am very excited about the potential for a #3 gurley and #8 clowney collision!!!!!!
If the pollsters love us I'd hate to see what it would be like if they hated us. I think they voted us No. 1 this time because they have tried everything else (sarcasm alert).
I am as big a Bama fan as there is, and I can't see us winning this year. As roseberry said, we are retooling our OL, and while they are all good players they don't have a lot of experience playing together. And there seems to be a pretty strong correlation between the number of career starts on the OL and success. It remains to be seen whether this group can line up and run for over 600 yards in the SEC and BCS championship games like the group last year.
Also, we have yet to have a QB miss a start during Saban's tenure due to injury, and the odds are strongly against that continuing (knock on wood). Plus, unless he has yet to emerge, I don't know that there is a true NFL-level CB on the team this year.
I hope I am wrong.
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