After completely dominating the scoreboard against one of the better offenses in the nation, Alabama's future is a little more clear. Alabama will not be caught off-guard against a prolific passing attack. The Tide is more than capable of standing its ground on the road against a rival that has nothing to lose.
However, Alabama has shown weakness that other teams will try to exploit. (Of course, Nick Saban will be addressing those weaknesses in Crimson Tide practices, too.) Alabama has proved that it can stop a passing attack, but it also proved that it's more vulnerable to the pass than the run by allowing Tennessee to gain more than 200 yards through the air in Week 8.
With the most brutal stretch of the season underway, Alabama has many tests between now and the potential 2012 SEC Championship game looming in December. The LSU Tigers pose the greatest regular-season threat to the Tide's perfect season, but the Tide still has another game that will be even harder to win.