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Happy Tuesday, everyone. Vegas has Alabama favored to repeat in 2021, and seeing the king reload with the highest rated class recorded thus far is causing an air of desperation around the league.

For starters, Alabama is in the midst of a reload after it saw a record eight players selected through the 2021 NFL Draft’s first two rounds April 29 and 30. The Crimson Tide figure to be a player again in 2021-22, but as an SEC source told 247Sports’ Josh Pate, title-hungry teams across the conference — and country — should take aim at dethroning head coach Nick Saban’s dynasty while they can.

“If someone down here is gonna bite Bama they’d better do it this year,” Pate’s source said.

Imagine watching the dominant team in your conference completely dismantle its championship game opponent, then bring in not only the best class ever but some huge transfers who were also former blue chips. All of that star power leaves for the NFL, and they are still favored to repeat.

Pate’s source probably isn’t far off. Take your shots, gents.

Kirby is pinning his hopes on Todd Monken to get it done.

For Georgia, its solution appears to be turning the offense over to Todd Monken. The Bulldogs moved on from Coley after just one season as the offensive coordinator to bring in Monken. While the Georgia offense took some time to come together, things appeared to turn the corner after JT Daniels became the starting quarterback last fall.

The Aggies and Bulldogs won’t play each other in the regular season until 2024. If Fisher’s recent hires continue to improve recruiting, and the hiring of Monken does help Georgia’s offense turn the corner, perhaps these two teams can meet in the SEC championship before then.

But more importantly, the changes could help both teams go about solving the very same Alabama problem.

Good luck with that.

Alabama writer AJ Spurr is very bullish on Roydell Williams at the RB position.

Williams is likely a new name to Alabama fans, but he will not be for long. He is a great horizontal runner that can cut at the line of scrimmage and is shifty enough to make linebackers miss. To top it all off, he’s got the breakaway speed to give you a guaranteed six points if he can get through the secondary.

In Alabama’s spring game, Williams carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards.

I predict Williams will become the starter for Alabama long before anyone anticipates.

Roydell looks strong, but Jase McClellan was running ahead of him last year and showed out. We’ll be fine no matter who takes the lead.

Check out this kid.

“(Saban) watching my film is something crazy, that a hall of fame coach like will see an Iowa kid’s film and for him to tell me what I need to work on and some good things that he saw,” Proctor said. “Of course, there’s good and bad from every game I’ve played. So for him to say what he thinks and it was mostly good and going off of that, it’s Nick Saban. It’s crazy, dude. Crazy, crazy, crazy.”

“(Kadyn) was just smiling from ear to ear and just happy,” Proctor-Perkins said. “He was just so excited about that. It just amazes me that he just keeps getting more and more offers, and we haven’t really had a chance to visit very many colleges because of COVID.”

6’7” and 315 at 15 years old. Have mercy.

Last, Malachi Moore’s mom is showing off his hardware.

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Not too shabby for your freshman year, eh?

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.