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Alabama to open season at Mizzou

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The rest of the schedule will be revealed tonight.

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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.

Roll Tide.