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As for Auburn, most Alabama fans don’t want to think about that one right now. It’s not just the...

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As for Auburn, most Alabama fans don’t want to think about that one right now. It’s not just the specter of Cam Newton, assuming something else doesn’t come out regarding his eligibility between now and Nov. 26. It’s also the thought of having to face DT Nick Fairley with an offensive line that suddenly can’t block. Point blank, if Newton is still with the team and Alabama doesn't improve significantly between now and then, Alabama will lose to Auburn by 20 points.

Jess Nicholas: Defense costs Alabama, and could cost Alabama again soon Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got it, I'm the pessimist, I'm overly critical, blah, blah, blah... you know he's right.