Alabama is once again the best team in college football. They have been so good for so long that saying they will win the championship after just 2 games isn’t even a hot take anymore. They have the best coach, best running backs, and of course, the best defense. But this year they have added yet another weapon. A weapon that should be illegal for Nick Saban to possess. That weapon is Tua Tagovailoa. Finally, a competent quarterback in Tuscaloosa. This team is flat out unstoppable. If their defense stays as consistent as they always are and Saban stops playing Hurts in serious situations, Bama will be just fine. In fact, I cannot see very many teams on their schedule coming within 20 points of them.
So far this season, Alabama has already completely obliterated Louisville and Arkansas State by a combined score of 108-21. Now, I realize that those wins aren’t too impressive, but they held Louisville to only 11 rushing yards and Tua looked incredible. Definitely showed that he is the sole starter. Bama won’t be tested again until November. Their next games until then are against Ole Miss, Texas A&M, UL Lafayette, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Get ready to see some blood baths. Okay, I know that Texas A&M gave Clemson a pretty good game, but I don’t think that is relevant. Clemson is nowhere near as good as Alabama. Yes, they are the number 2 team in the nation, but the 1-2 divide is incredibly vast. They are only there because technically someone has to be. The aggies aren’t anything I would worry about.
The last 4 games of the season will by far be the toughest for Bama. They play LSU, Mississippi State, The Citadel, and Auburn. First, LSU is tough this year. Love me some tigers. Love me some Coach O. Orgeron has his team looking the best I have seen in a while. They even found their missing link. Just like Bama, it’s a competent quarterback. Jordan Burrows is great, but I still don’t think he can put up enough points to outlast the Alabama offense. I wouldn’t worry about Mississippi State. They’ll beat The Citadel by 60. I’m not sure why Bama always schedules a super easy team right at the end of their schedule. Last is Auburn. I know that anything can happen in a rivalry game, especially the Iron Bowl, but Auburn had trouble putting up 21 points against a Pac 12 defense. If that is indicative of anything, it’s that Alabama is going to run them for a 40-point blowout. Just calling it how I see it.
Let’s jump to the postseason. The Tide will most likely play Georgia in the SEC Championship. This will be a good test, but here’s why I know Alabama will win. Georgia is not the same team as last year. Yes, they reloaded and they still have Hot Rod Blankenship, but they lost key players like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Roquan Smith. Plus, Tua is going to play the entire game this time around. Now for the College Football Playoff. No need to worry about those choke artists from Madison. They only team I can see giving Bama a real game is Ohio State, but they rely too much on their speed and Alabama just so happens to have the only defense fast enough to keep up with them. On top of that, the buckeyes defense cannot stop a dominant balanced attack like Alabama has. In other words, it’s in the bag.
Please help me in congratulating you 2019 CFB Champions: the Alabama Crimson Tide.