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  1. #1 Can Alabama win back to back national championships? 
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    I believe Alabama has a great opportunity to win back-to-back national titles during the
    2018 season. The Tide went back-to-back in 2011 and 2012 and has the talent to follow
    the 2017 title team with another this season. Alabama has been consistently good at
    running the ball and stopping opponents running game defensively. Bama will be good
    at both again this season. Here are stats that prove my point during the Saban era.

    Year...Offense YPG....Defense YPG...Record
    2008...184.6...74.1...7-6
    2009...215.1...78.1...12-2
    2010...182.9...110.2...14-0
    2011...214.5...72.2...12-1
    2012...227.5...76.4...13-1
    2013...205.6...106.2...11-2
    2014...206.6...102.4...12-2
    2015...200.0...75.7...14-1
    2016...245.0...63.9...14.1
    2017...250.6...94.7...14-1

    2018 will prove to be another powerhouse team for the Tide!
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    Under Saban, Alabama has won 5 national championships.

    (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017)

    Each of those championship seasons, Bama's defense was exceptional
    against the run. (78.1, 72.2, 76.4, 75.9, 94.7 yards per game.)
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    Alabama/Saban

    Seasons: 11
    Record: 132-20
    National titles: 5
    SEC titles: 7
    Bowls: 10-4
    Heisman: 2
    Consensus All Americans: 29
    Salary: $11.125

    *I have always argued Bear Bryant is Alabama's greatest coach. Keeping Saban
    second is getting harder by the season.
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    Clover; As I've stated before, I've seen many "dynasties" toppled over the years but Alabama has so damn much inertia going for them which enables the program to out-recruit other schools, obtain (and retain) knowledgeable, experienced coaches while offering a rich, winning tradition unequaled anywhere else. There are many fine college football programs but none exceed the legacies left by the Crimson Tide.

    The only soft underbelly I see is [if] complacency was allowed creep-into the program which I doubt Saban would ever let happen.....He would retire first.
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    Mack, I can't see any complacency with Saban at the helm. Saying that, Bama will never
    be soft while he's coach. The guy really enjoys coaching and is driven like no other coach
    I can think of.

    Plus, his assistants know if they do well at Alabama, they have a chance to become a head
    coach. Plus again, winning brings the coaches more cash in bonus payouts. Saban and his
    nine on-field coaches were paid $1.6 million in bonuses with Saban getting $400,000 and
    strength coach Scott Cochran receiving $96,300. It's good to win a national championship
    if you coach for the Crimson Tide.
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    The only contenders to topple them Imo are Georgia and Ohio state
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    this year, more than any in the past decade, injuries on defense will decide our fate. We have a young, inexperienced secondary and defensive line and are running 4 scholarships short on the DL so simply cannot have the injury bug again on defense.

    only other thing that can upend us is "the noise" ... between jalen, his dad, tua's hand, and our annual offseason weed arrests there's some chance at not being as focused as needed. I'm also definitely not sold on having Locksley as OC....thought Kiffin was a genius, Dabol and Sarkisian were dolts, but Locksley would be the worst of the 4 and might even be worse than Nussmeier was. Overall we have a better staff than the 2017 version and that staff was good enough for a trophy so should be in it until the end.
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    We and I mean a bunch of us old Alabama loyalist agree with you about Locksley as OC. Saban
    could have hired a much better offensive mind. Should be some good sideline ass chewings this
    season.

    I just hope the quarterback situation doesn't split the team. Third teamer Jones out played Hurts
    in the A-Day game.
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    Alabama players draft round projections from NFL.com

    DB Minkah Fitzpatrick 1st round
    LB Rashaan Evans 1st
    WR Calvin Ridley 1st
    DL Da'Ron Payne 1st
    DB Ronnie Harrison 2nd
    DL Da'Shaw Hand 2nd or 3rd
    DB Anthony Averett 3rd or 4th
    RB Bo Scarbrough 4th or 5th
    P . JK Scott 5th
    DB Tony Brown 5th or 6th
    OL Bradley Boseman 5th or 6th
    DB Levi Wallace 7th
    WR Robert Foster Priority Free Agent
    OL Joshua Frazier P F A
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    Bama fans are gonna miss Scott more than anyone on that list. That guy was a game changer.

    Big Bo may last 3 years in the NFL.
    Donít drink and drive...
    you might slice a hook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lolz_69 View Post
    The only contenders to topple them Imo are Georgia and Ohio state
    Clemson is the favorite in my mind
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