Picking every game on the 2020 Alabama football schedule.
The Alabama football schedule is tougher than is normally is with a season-opening date with USC and Georgia in September but the Crimson Tide is poised to contend for another national title.
The 2019 season was entirely uncharacteristic for Alabama football under the watch of head coach Nick Saban. Not only did the Crimson Tide suffer two losses on the year but they gave up a combined 91 points in those defeats to LSU and Auburn. Subsequently, they missed out on the SEC Championship and the College Football Playoff. Now it’s on to turn that around in the 2020 season.
Without question, one of the primary concerns about Alabama football in the upcoming season lies under center. Tua Tagovailoa not only had his season end early a year ago but is now a member of the Miami Dolphins. Now it will be a question of whether or not Mac Jones or 5-star freshman Bryce Young is the starter and, more importantly, if either player can fill Tua’s cleats.
No matter who is at quarterback for the Crimson Tide — the safe bet is Jones given his experience and a funky offseason with no spring practice — they’ll be in a good spot. The offensive line should again be one of the better groups in the SEC while DeVonta Smith, Najee Harris and Jaylen Waddle are all back in the fold, giving Bama an elite trio of weapons at the skill positions.
Alabama’s calling card in the 2020 season, however, might be their defense. This unit was down a year ago but it’s hard not to expect that as their “defensive quarterback”, linebacker Dylan Moses, missed the entire year. Now he’s back in the fold and will be flanked by a slew of highly talented players on every level, including cornerback Patrick Surtain II and defensive lineman LaBryan Ray.
Despite missing out on the College Football Playoff a season ago, the expectation for Alabama football will not just be making it to the final four but to win another National Championship. Can the Crimson Tide do that? Let’s make game-by-game predictions for Bama in the 2020 season to find out.