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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; I for one actually like how dominant the Tide have been in recent years. It raises the bar for the other good teams and makes college football even more competitive. Here are 3 teams I think might be up to ...

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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Who Will Topple the Tide?

I for one actually like how dominant the Tide have been in recent years. It raises the bar for the other good teams and makes college football even more competitive. Here are 3 teams I think might be up to the task -

1) Penn State - Barkley is probably the toughest player to defend right now and the Nittany Lions coaches use this to their advantage. The defense is also rock solid. I could see Penn State getting in a defensive tussle with Bama and giving themselves a chance.

2) Notre Dame - The Irish are pretty well rounded and are coming on strong this year. Maybe it's the mystique but I think they could manage enough luck against Bama.

3) TCU - I actually think this is the team with the best shot. Patterson has been at TCU for a long time and he has had the continuity to put together a formidable team ready for the NCAA playoffs.

Who are your picks?

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Old 10-24-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
 
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No one until proven otherwise ... I hope to be wrong on November 5th.
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Re: Who Will Topple the Tide?

I'm biased... but the only way I see Alabama getting beat is if if we beat ourselves. Any team can lay an egg.

Its certainly not impossible, but unlikely.
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I'm biased... but the only way I see Alabama getting beat is if if we beat ourselves. Any team can lay an egg.

Its certainly not impossible, but unlikely.
Yea... Alabama fans are great at beating themselves.

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:33 AM   #5
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Yea... Alabama fans are great at beating themselves.

LOL maybe one day they'll discover they can crossbreed with Auburn fans. JK I've been to Alabama before and the people were really cool.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:33 PM   #6
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Bama would obliterate TCU and Notre Dame.

I had my reservations about Penn State and how good they really were... but they pretty much destroyed Michigan. That said, it's apparent Michigan was wayyyyyyyyyy overrated from the get go. If Bama limits Barkley(they've shut down many elite backs in the past), I can't see Penn State winning either.

If I had to pick a team to upset them, I'd have to go with Ohio State or Clemson. Those spread option type teams can be difficult to defend regardless of who you are... Bama included. Maybe Georgia this year... they seem a lot tougher. Kirby Smart has really turned that program around and he has familiarity with Saban.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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LSU?

Okay, I'm sorry. I'll just leave this thread now...
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LSU?

Okay, I'm sorry. I'll just leave this thread now...
The talent level is there but the coaching sadly isn't up to par.
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Re: Who Will Topple the Tide?

At this time I am hard pressed to find a team that is well balanced as Bama. QB is the weakest link I see and so far even that has done enough to win.
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