There are few things that are a given in sports. The past decade has seen the SEC win the last eight BCS championships including the last two by the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama appears to be poised to make a run at their third straight title and may be able to get away with a loss in their second game of the season to do it.
Alabama will travel to Texas A&M to visit Johnny Manziel on Sept. 14 in a game that will have the same amount of hype that a national championship game brings. The Crimson Tide could get away with losing that game just like they did last season to make the final BCS Championship Game. The rest of the schedule for the Crimson Tide isn’t daunting at all, and the only other real hard game on the schedule is at home against LSU. I know a lot of people don’t want to see the SEC win a ninth straight title, but I really don’t see right now how Alabama isn’t making the trip to try for the three-peat.
There will be a transition obviously with graduation hitting this Alabama team pretty hard, but the talent that Nick Saban brings in every season will outweigh all the players that have left. Alabama doesn’t rebuild, they just reload. A.J. McCarron will be back this coming season as well. It doesn’t give a lot of hope to 99% of the programs around the country, but that’s just the way it is right now. The playoff can’t come soon enough for this fan, but until that happens, we will have to see if Alabama can pull off this achievement.