If all that's true -- if Nick Saban's team is indeed locked and loaded for another title run -- then the Tide should pound No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
— Against Penn State, we'll find out if Alabama still deserves the hype So that's the standard that national title hopefuls are held up to? Not only do we have to win against a Top 20 team, but we have to pound them. Lucky for Boise they have their own set of rules.