There are not many challenges that have gotten the best of Nick Saban and his Alabama program in recent memory.
The 2013 version of the Crimson Tide appears to have everything in place to make a run at the school’s 16th national title in school history, but the road to winning its third straight crystal football is sure to have its share of potential hiccups.
But what are some of the most significant hurdles for Saban’s club this fall?
A combination of new faces in key positions and the pressure of maintaining a dynasty is bound to provide moments of intrigue in the fall.
Here are the four biggest challenges that Saban and the Tide will face in 2013.