Alabama football: Way-too-early game-by-game predictions for 2023

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Nick Saban and Alabama football have taken a back seat to Georgia in the SEC lately and you know that the Hall of Fame head coach is not going to be content with that.

After back-to-back missed playoffs, the Crimson Tide will be hunting for a national title in the first year after Bryce Young which won’t be easy but there’s a lot of confidence from the coaching staff and fanbase in Jalen Milroe.

With spring ball coming up and the focus soon to be on football, let’s take a look at how I see the Crimson Tide’s season playing out.

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This one is going to be a no-brainer to start the season as the Crimson Tide roll right over Middle Tennessee in what will be one of the ugliest games of Week 1.

It will, however, be a good chance for Jalen Milroe to get accustomed as the new starter and gain some confidence before a tough non-conference test against Texas the following week.

Prediction: Win (1-0)

Milroe, a Katy, Texas, native, will get a chance to face the school that every major recruiting expert thought he’d be playing for in college: Texas. It’ll be his first test as the new QB1 and it’ll be one of the more emotional games that he’ll play because he almost ended up with the Longhorns.

It’ll be a slow start for the offense as he shakes off some nerves, but he’ll catch fire in the second quarter and lead Alabama to a big home win over one of the best teams in the Big 12 — and soon to be an SEC foe.

Prediction: Win (2-0)