Alabama is the top-ranked college football team and sends another batch of future stars into the NFL.
The No. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will have an early look at the latest five-star recruits Saturday, against No. 14 Miami at Chick-fil A Kickoff Game in Atlanta
Alabama is coming off one the most memorable seasons in college football history. It has 10 wins straight against an SEC-only schedule and a shootout win over Florida in league championship. In the College Football Playoff, Alabama beat Notre Dame and Ohio State to record coach Nick Saban’s seventh national title.
Saban has, naturally, long since put 2020 in the rearview mirror. “Miami is a big game for our team to establish its identity,” he said.
He said, “It doesn’t matter what our past is.” “It doesn’t matter what we did in the past. It all comes down to how we play this game.”
Alabama had a record-tying six players selected in the first round of the NFL draft, eight of the first 38 overall picks, and a total of 10 players who heard their names called.
Any other team would be in full rebuilding mode after such staggering losses — which included Heisman Trophy-winning receiver DeVonta Smith, star quarterback Mac Jones, dynamic running back Najee Harris and SEC defensive player of the year Patrick Surtain II.
Alabama is not letting this stop them from building the greatest college football dynasty by hoarding the best recruits every year.
Bryce Young is the Tide’s sophomore quarterback. He’s a highly-regarded Californian and will be leading an offense that’s now led by a talented group of playmakers.
Saban stated, “I believe the realistic approach is that we have a lot new players on offense. It’s a work-in-progress to get all these players productive and consistent performers.” “We are working hard on this.”
Miami heads into its third season under coach Manny Diaz, who guided the Hurricanes to an 8-3 mark in 2020 but has yet to show he can compete consistently with the nation’s top programs.
The Hurricanes defeated then-No. 18 Louisville finished 4-7.
The Hurricanes were 0-3 against other Top 25 rivals, including crushing losses to Clemson (42-17), and North Carolina (62-26).
It will be interesting to see if Miami is making any progress against the elitest program.
Diaz stated that all they have to do Saturday is to find a way for them to be just one point better than their current level. “They’ve accomplished many things that were not possible at historical levels in college football.”
These are some things to keep an eye out for as Alabama takes on Miami in the first round of the United States Open.
BAMA’S NEW QB
Anyone expecting a decline in quarterback talent after Jones’s departure, it is worth noting that Young, the most highly-rated quarterback signed with Alabama during the Saban era, is also expected to be a part of the Patriots’ quarterbacks team.
Saban says that Young was already making close to seven figures in endorsements before he ever started a game.
The coach stated, “I have confidence that the players we have” “We have players who don’t have the same experience we had one year ago,” the coach said.