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2015 Schedule
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Who's in? Alabama

Can Alabama return to the College Football Playoff and avenge its semifinal loss to Ohio State? The Crimson Tide's campaign begins Saturday against Wisconsin. Who's in? Alabama

Phil Steele likes Bama's chances to cover

Steele isn't worried about Alabama's unclear quarterback situation against Wisconsin. He believes the Tide will be extra motivated against another Big Ten foe. Steele's best bets (Insider)

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2hEdward Aschoff

SEC viewer's guide: Week 1

Louisville-Auburn and Wisconsin-Alabama are the games to watch this week as we present a look at the SEC lineup for Week 1.

Crimson Tide favored yet again

Including Alabama's upcoming showdown with Wisconsin in North Texas, the Crimson Tide have been the favorite in 69 consecutive games.

3hGrantland Staff

Grantland: Harbaugh, Heisman Hopefuls, and Hair: Meet the 2015 Preseason College Football Triangle All-Stars

FOOTBALL IS BACK! The 2015 college campaign kicked off Thursday night, and boy was it a doozy. It was also just the tip of the iceberg of chaos and thrills and fun that awaits us this fall, and we’re pretty excited about that. So to celebrate the return of this beautifully bizarre sport, we’re honoring our preseason lettermen: Some of them are the best at what they do. Some of them are the most fun. Some of them are hair. Together, they’re the 2015 Triangle All-Stars.

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SEC players featured on Mel Kiper Jr.'s draft board (3:52)
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Recruiting Tales of the Tape: Week 1 (3:28)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

With Jake Rudock getting the start for Michigan, that means seven teams, including six Top 25 teams, could end up starting QBs this season who were playing elsewhere within the last two years. The wild card is Alabama, but Jake Coker is the expected starter for the Tide. He was with FSU two years ago. Rudock, who threw an interception on his first series, is a graduate transfer from Iowa. The others are Vernon Adams at Oregon (Eastern Washington), Everett Golson at FSU (Notre Dame), Chad Kelly at Ole Miss (Clemson), Greyson Lambert at Georgia (Virginia) and Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma (Texas Tech).

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Level of confidence: Week 1 (4:24)
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Examining Alabama's QB situation

ESPN's Joey Galloway: "I do not believe for one second they don't know who their starting quarterback is, and they may have serious issues there even though they know which one they're going with."

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Looking at Alabama's quarterback situation (1:51)
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Andy Staples previews Week 1 in the SEC (5:14)
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Alabama, Baylor left out of playoff

In Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach's bowl predictions, these two playoff hopefuls are picked to face off in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Who made the playoff? Bowl projections

Alabama Player makes Kiper's Big Board

See which member of the Crimson Tide landed a spot on Mel Kiper's first Big Board of the college football season. Kiper's 2016 Big Board (Insider)

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Players like the Tide

In a players' poll conducted by ESPN.com, Alabama was one of the favorites for many categories. See if the Crimson Tide is favored by their peers to make the College Football Playoff. Players' Poll

Can Alabama cover double-digit spread?

Can the Crimson Tide offense, with an unclear quarterback situation, cover an 11-point spread against the Badgers in Arlington? Week 1 bets (Insider)

1dGrantland Staff

Grantland: 2015 College Football Predictions: Our Playoff, Champion, and Heisman Picks, Plus More That We’re Bound to Regret

Congratulations, cherished readers: You did it! You survived the seeming eternity of the college football offseason, and now here you stand, mere hours away from the return of Actual Football. Playoff spots will be claimed, a championship will be won, a stiff-arm trophy will be hoisted — and foolishly confident prognosticators will gaze into crystal balls to attempt to tell you who’s going to do each of those things and more. Be gentle. We can’t help ourselves.

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1dDerek Tyson and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting tale of the tape: Alabama vs. Wisconsin

An upset for Paul Chryst and Wisconsin would kick-start the Badgers' recruiting, while a loss for Alabama could hurt the cachet of the SEC.

2015 Team Stats

Passing Yards281.021st
Rushing Yards209.535th
Points For36.030th
Points Against16.63rd

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