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Alabama’s Upcoming Roster Overhaul

L.S.U. and Alabama met three times over a 461-day span: Nov. 6, 2010; Nov. 5, 2011; and Jan. 9, 2012. Even after last night’s disappointing loss, the Tigers took the three-game series. Each of those two victories were by a field goal, unlike Alabama’s 21-0 win in New Orleans, and the first, back in 2010, came in Baton Rouge. So does familiarity breed contempt? Not exactly. In the case of Alabama and L.S.U., close quarters — three marquee pairings in a year and two months — have only added another layer of respect to this long and meaningful SEC rivalry.

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    No. 1: Alabama

    There have been 119 teams over a bit more than 119 days; there have been hundreds of thousands of words, there have been mistakes – this I can tell already, and the year just began; and there have been many, many late nights. But after a summer of work, here we are: Alabama tops the list, above all comers, and I’m not the only person who feels this way. And yeah, I felt this way last year, only to see the Crimson Tide come up short of their preseason goals. Nearly the same team returns, with a few spots to fill, and there’s always Nick Saban, after all. Here comes college football, and here comes Alabama.

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      The Countdown

      A bottom-to-top assessment of the F.B.S. landscape heading into the 2012 season.