LAST SEASON 14-1, 8-0 (first in SEC West, SEC champion)
COACH Nick Saban (119-19 in 11th year at Alabama, 220-78-1 in 23rd year overall) RETURNING STARTERS (13): Offense 6, Defense 6, Specialty 1
KEY RETURNING PLAYERS C Bradley Bozeman, S Minkah Fitzpatrick, LB Shaun Dion Hamilton, RB Damien Harris, QB Jalen Hurts, DL Da’Ron Payne, RB Bo Scarbrough
SEC TITLE SCENARIO The Crimson Tide have to find a starter at right tackle on offense and integrate talented younger receivers. The front seven on defense will be largely new, but that hasn’t stopped Alabama from being in contention for national titles in recent years.