"8th Time's the Charm"
This is when we rank everything and tell you our self-important, extremely flawed and obviously biased opinions on stuff.
Here, some Rivals writer gives us this meaningless, devoid of reason fluff on Alabama's upcoming season. Of all the SEC programs, this is why Alabama is the team on the rise...
LUCK IS TURNING: The numbers might be on Nick Saban's side. All of Alabama's losses – six of them – came by a touchdown or less. And there were signs of hope in the bowl game: After losing the last four games of the regular season by an average of 6.5 points, the Crimson Tide beat Colorado 30-24 in the Independence Bowl.
Why does everyone seem to think Bama's gonna be better this season? Seriously? Give me something more than "Well, it's Saban's second year" or the aforementioned BS about "all of Alabama's losses came by a touchdown or less." What the writer fails to mention was that four of Alabama's seven wins came by a touchdown or less...they lost their best playmakers on defense, the wide receiver core is green as hell, and SJPW is on his third offensive coordinator in as many years...And he didn't exactly look like a world beater in 2007. Not to mention the fact that Nick Saban has proven to be a mediocre on-the-field coach/motivator.
You're gonna hear a lot of opinions this summer, but in this experts eyes, all this adds up to a Shreveport hat-trick for the Crimson Tide.