There is still plenty up in the air as we march toward a 2020 Alabama football season, but we now know who the Tide will play first: the Missouri Tigers in Columbia.
Our own Brent C. Taylor is working on a season preview for you as we speak, and this is his take on the matchup:
Trying to break in a brand new head coach and replace an entire offense is not exactly ideal during a year when all of spring practices were cancelled and fall practices limited. Missou’s offense is going to be a total wildcard, though they do return most of what was a solid run-stopping defense and a top-notch safety tandem.
They’ll be depending on that defense to keep them in games while the offense figures itself out, but ultimately this is a rebuild year for a brand new head coach, and just making it to a bowl game will be an accomplishment.
Alabama should win handily here.
As for the rest of the league:
Besides Alabama, which of those do you most look forward to?
We’ll update in the full season slate tonight.