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Alabama is the toughest game on an absolutely brutal schedule for Michigan.
Nobody will likely be picking Michigan to win this game, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Because it's the first game of the year, both teams will have early season questions that they hope this game can answer.
For Alabama, there aren't too many questions on offense, except at wide receiver. Both Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks, Alabama's top two receivers, are gone.
Kevin Norwood stepped up immensely in the National Title game, but we'll see if can be a reliable threat in this game. Kenny Bell is another guy to potentially look out for.
Even though Alabama has plenty of weapons to help reload on defense, the replacements will still be young and inexperienced for the most part.
Gone are guys like Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont'a Hightower. Even though their replacements will likely be great in the long run, we still have to remember Alabama's 2010 season, when the loss of 2009's defensive stars had a bigger impact than expected.