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Athlon picks Alabama over Clemson for 2019 title

Athlon picks Alabama over Clemson for 2019 title


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Athlon Sports released its 2019 college football season projections on Monday, where they see Alabama avenging its 44-16 loss to Clemson this January.

Their 2019 top-5 is Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State.

"The last image of Alabama in the 2018 college football season was a blowout loss at the hands of Clemson in the national championship. Defeats like the one the Crimson Tide suffered in Santa Clara simply don't happen under coach Nick Saban's watch," Athlon's Steven Lassan wrote. "But after another offseason of coaching changes, Alabama is poised for another run at the national championship – the sixth during Saban's tenure."

Athlon counts Alabama as having the best receiving corps in college football for Heisman finalist Tua Tagovailoa and a number of talented players returning on defense.

Their argument against Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers appears to be as much history as anything.

"Only one team (Alabama) has won back-to-back national titles since the start of the BCS era," Lassan wrote. "But with Lawrence and a talented cast of playmakers in place on offense, along with a standout defense, the Tigers have all of the necessary pieces to reverse that trend."

Other projected top-25 teams in Clemson's path include Texas A&M (10) and Syracuse (21), as well as a potential matchup with Virginia (25) in the ACC title game.

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tigernation2000
spacer Keep feeding them the rat poison.***
TigerDominance
spacer i dont understand "defeats like that dont happen to Saban"
under11par
spacer Re: i dont understand "defeats like that dont happen to Saban"
tigernation2000
spacer #bigfacts***
TigerDominance
spacer Re: i dont understand "defeats like that dont happen to Saban"
mpercy®
spacer Re: i dont understand "defeats like that dont happen to Saban"
ddclemson
spacer I saw this at Wal-Mart during lunch. Lindy's did the same.
MyfavOrange®
spacer Whenever I hear that "Alabama has the best WR group" line
twill
spacer Jeudy is every bit as good as Higgins or Ross
TigersAndCubs
spacer You like the writer obviously did not watch the natty?***
tigeron®
spacer I didn't JUST watch the natty. I watched 15 clemson
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: I didn't JUST watch the natty. I watched 15 clemson
Lurking Tiger803®
spacer You like the writer obviously did not watch the natty?***
tigeron®
spacer Tigersandcubs. I always respect your opinion but the thing about the Bammer
TigerDominance
spacer Re: Tigersandcubs. I always respect your opinion but the thing about the Bammer
TigerDadfromNJ
spacer I think you are correct for about 95% of Saban's years as
TigersAndCubs
spacer CF National Champ isn't decided by Athlon! Any mag! Writer!
HillRockTiger®
spacer Re: Exactly what I was gonna say.
86Orange®
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Carlsbad
spacer pretty much everyone came back for bama
Neal in NC®
spacer They play about 20 players less per game***
tigeron®
spacer Re: They play about 20 players less per game***
OrlandoTiger86
spacer WOOT! Please do not rank us #1.
ClemBert
spacer Good.***
Row86
spacer Well isn't that a crock of shyatt!
David78®
spacer Re: Well isn't that a crock of shyatt!
ddclemson
spacer I listened to their podcast about the rankings last week
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: I listened to their podcast about the rankings last week
twill
spacer 2018 bama staff vs 2019 bama staff
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: I listened to their podcast about the rankings last week
ddclemson
spacer Re: I listened to their podcast about the rankings last week
TigerFaction
spacer Best Receivers??????!?!
ClemsonRT
spacer But he's from Alabama...so they are kind of right.
ClemBert
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rgby83®
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ddclemson
spacer I kind of agree--you know Saban has spent every waking
acevans
spacer Isn’t that what they did last year?
JKBtigerpaw
spacer Bring it don't sing it !!!!***
BigCUFan®
spacer SEC fans everywhere rejoice
Reckless96®
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jjctiger0616
spacer Awesome!
Fluxus
spacer I'm sure they'll have the greatest football team ever, again
El Tigre 1
spacer Alabama is scared of Clemson like the rest of the SEC
owensb01®
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tigeron®
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CUTigerFanInKy
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Dickersonkirk
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TNTiger17
spacer I Bet Vegas Has a Different Point of View***
morbidtiger®
spacer That is good -- actually I like ....
HopefulTiger®
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MoCity
spacer I guess it sells magazines to the SEC loonies***
Fordtunate Son
spacer Bama is BROKEN
Fordtunate Son
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swampdonkey®
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spacer Old habits are hard to break. We just need to give them some
76er®
spacer This is NOT the Bowl system,
TigerFaction
spacer Athlon not paying attention***
doboy88®
spacer Alabama has the best receivers in college football?
cu1981fans
spacer Just wait until August / September
Tim317
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allorangeallthetime52®
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jesterman555
spacer I wouldn't have it any other way.
Felix2
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EdistoIslandTiger®
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CarolinaKudzu
spacer Bama has best receiving corps... WRONG!
jba6ch®