As Alabama just won a second straight national championship, many across college football are ready to pinpoint the Crimson Tide as the favorite heading into 2013 (h/t Sporting News). Many key players are returning for a chance to three-peat; and with a favorable schedule, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to see the Crimson Tide bring yet another crystal football to Tuscaloosa.
Although, if last season showed us anything, it is that nothing is ever as easy as it seems on paper. While Alabama is extremely talented on both sides of the ball, there are weaknesses that need to be addressed and the team can always improve in certain areas. This is why head coach Nick Saban only took two days off before preparing for the new season that is still several months away.
Most have pegged the Crimson Tide as the championship favorite yet again, but here are a few things that could trip them up in a chance to win a fourth national title in five years.