The Alabama Crimson Tide's chances at repeating as national champions involve a difficult journey, but there's a damn good reason why the Tide can beat each one of their opponents.
The schedule is going to break the monotony of recent years where the Tide's most interesting opponent has been Penn State.
Out of conference opponent Michigan will begin the season with a bang and the two new SEC schools from the Big 12, Missouri and Texas A&M, should give Tide fans a thrill as 'Bama proclaims their dominance over the conference.
There will be the usual cupcakes, but everyone plays cupcakes.
Here is why 'Bama can beat every opponent, in chronological order.