Alabama Football: 7 Things Holding the Tide Back from a Repeat

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Alabama Football:  7 Things Holding the Tide Back from a Repeat
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To say that Alabama has no shot at repeating as national champions would be a foolish claim. That doesn't mean that the odds are not stacked against them, however, because they are.  

From the competition they face to the personnel turnovers, the Tide's chances of winning the national championship in 2012 are a whole lot less likely than their odds in 2011.  

One thing is certain about 'Bama's odds. I'd boldly wager there are about 100 or so FBS teams that would trade their chances for the Tide's in 2012.  

Here are seven things that could (not will) make 'Bama's repeat hopes a pipe dream.  

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