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2015 Schedule
0-0, 1st in SEC - West
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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)

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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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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.

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Recruiting Tale of the Tape: Wisconsin vs. Alabama (1:58)
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Keys to the Alabama vs. Wisconsin matchup (3:06)
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How long will Smart stay at Bama?

Every year, Kirby Smart's name gets floated for big head coaching jobs. But is he ready to go? And why hasn't he left Tuscaloosa already? Best head-coaching candidates (Insider)

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Has any preseason been more peculiar at quarterback? You have co-starters with the defending national champions and three other top-10 teams starting 1st year transfers (Oregon, Georgia and Florida State). The new FSU QB, Everett Golson, started for Notre Dame in the 2012 national title game. No. 3 Alabama has no starting QB (yet) and No. 13 UCLA is going with a true freshman in Josh Rosen. No. 19 Oklahoma benched returning starter Trevor Knight in favor of Baker Mayfield, an Austin native who started for Texas Tech in 2013 as a true freshman walk-on. And so on.

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Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (3:15)
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Stanford Steve, Chris Fallica and Bob Scucci

Chad Millman, Stanford Steve, Chris Fallica and Bob Scucci share their thoughts on the top matchups in Week 1 of the CFB season, the best bets for the CFB Playoff and more.

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Tide bread success in Saban's Matrix (2:14)

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