Alabama Football: Why Crimson Tide Will Have No Problem Destroying Michigan

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Alabama Football: Why Crimson Tide Will Have No Problem Destroying Michigan
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Nick Saban the Crimson Tide have several glaring advantages in their matchup with Big Ten power Michigan on Sept. 1.

With Michigan and Alabama less than seven weeks away from clashing in Dallas in the marquee matchup of the opening weekend of college football season, the anticipation for the showdown between heavyweights from the Big Ten and the SEC is building. 

Both schools represent two of the most successful programs in the sport’s history, and both appear poised to start the 2012 season ranked in the top 10 when preseason polls are released next month. 

While the Crimson Tide will have to replace a number of key contributors from last year’s squad, Nick Saban is ready to unleash the next batch of freakish athletes he has been able to stockpile in recent recruiting classes. 

Michigan enjoyed a rebirth in its first season being guided by head coach Brady Hoke, but are the Wolverines ready to take down what is currently college football’s most dominant powerhouse? 

Alabama will be favored—by double-digits in some cases—and at first glance, the Crimson Tide appear to have several advantages that should help them claim just their second win over the Wolverines in school history. 

Here are five reasons why Alabama will have no problem destroying Michigan.  

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