- Alabama's defense has gotten faster and deeper, hoping to control the line with the front three or four, and using the back seven in multiple ways to neutralize offensive schemes.
- Expect McElroy to be a “game manager” in this first contest.
- Plenty of talented running backs (Ingram, Richardson, Grant & Upchurch).
- Wide receiver position begins with Julio Jones. Don't forget the big guys at TE, especially Colin Peek.
- P.J. Fitzgerald has gotten off 88 consecutive punts since he last had one blocked.
- CB Kareem Jackson has played in all 27 games since he arrived at the University of Alabama.
- "Mount Cody" wants to prove he can be an every-down player this year. Here is his first chance to do that.
- Game Plan? Ball control and defense.
(Bullets from - Rivals.yahoo.com)