Nick Saban has done the impossible as head coach of Alabama. Saban’s Crimson Tide has five national championships since 2009. Accordingly, he has eclipsed the legendary Bear Bryant as the greatest Bama coach of all time. Certainly, the Bear remains a revered figure in Tuscaloosa. Bryant won six national titles from 1961 through 1979. Nobody denies his greatness as an iconic figure. But Saban has made the Tide Roll in this modern era of bet on college football parity. Saban has faced more quality opposition than Bryant did back in his day. By contrast today’s Tide is the standard.
2019 Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Futures
|Date and Time:||Alabama season Opens August 31, 2019|
|Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:||Alabama 5/2 to win the National Championship|
Fifth Straight Title Game in Sights
Alabama is the understandable bet on college football favorite to win the national championship. Consider that the Tide has played in the national championship game for the past four consecutive seasons. Alabama is 2-2 in those matchups. Last year was a debacle as Clemson annihilated the Tide 44-16. But Nick Saban being Nick Saban, he turned it into opportunity. Concurrently Saban has radically changed his coaching staff. Seven new coaches have come aboard. Recruiting has remained elite. From this point a new Alabama team is poised to regain the national championship. Saban’s goal is to reclaim the “Alabama Factor.”
Tua and Sark
Tua Tagovailoa returns as starting quarterback for the second straight season. The hero of the 2017 national championship game proved to be more human last year. Not that Tua was bad. Consider his 199.4 passer rating with 43 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. Tagovailoa was not served well by previous offensive coordinator Mike Locksley in the national championship game. Locksley abandoned the ground game early leaving Tua exposed. New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been charged with straightening out the offensive balance. Corelate his strong reputation for play calling and quarterback development.
Nick Saban is not one to coddle anyone, including superstar quarterbacks. Jalen Hurts can tell you all about that. Following his loss of the starting job, Hurts departed for Oklahoma. Saban has openly challenged Tagovailoa to improve. Consistent with that is the bad taste of last year’s sportsbook loss to Clemson. The fact that Hurts was benched for a true freshman (Tua) in the national championship game is a warning. To be exact nobody’s job is ever safe at Alabama.
Deep Receiving Corps
Now Alabama will boast one of the strongest receiving corps in the country. In like manner five-star recruits will man the backfield and offensive line. Jerry Jeudy averaged 19.3 yards per catch with 14 touchdowns last year. Meanwhile Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. are the likely backfield tandem.
Matchup to Watch
Of great concern is the Alabama defense. Not that the stop unit will be a bet on college football liability. Namely there are simply big holes to fill. Quinnen Williams, Mack Wilson and Deionte have all departed for the riches of the NFL. Equally important is the depth depletion. Too many Alabama defenders have gone pro the last few years. The end result is of great curiosity.
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