Alabama And Nick Saban Are In Trouble, According To Paul Finebaum
Alabama and Nick Saban are in trouble, according to Paul Finebaum.
While appearing on 94.5 WJOX this week, Finebaum made it a point to note that things are not as great as they may appear in Tuscaloosa.
Yes, the Crimson Tide just defeated Mississippi State by 28 points and now sit comfortably atop both the AP and Coaches Polls.
But according to Finebaum, Alabama should still be nervous about two key issues: injuries and an inability to prevent late-game touchdowns.
“I am still officially concerned about Alabama’s defense,” he said.
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“It’s not the fact that seem to give up late touchdowns every week that skew the score a little bit,” he said, referencing the fact that over the past two weeks Alabama has given up 24 points in the fourth quarter against South Carolina and Ole Miss.
“It’s just that there are so many key players that are missing and don’t know when they’re coming back.
“When Alabama moves up in class, thought it was going to be against A&M, but it will be obviously against LSU, for that three- or four-game gauntlet, are they equipped to make enough stops?
“Because that offense can score with reckless abandon, but the defense is going to have to do something for them to win a championship.”
Alabama is off this coming weekend, but will have a chance to prove Finebaum wrong on Oct. 12 against No. 25 ranked Texas A&M.