Just one month into the 2013 season, fans of the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide have already gone through a season’s worth of ups and downs through four games.
Nick Saban’s team has been far from dominant. At times, they have looked extremely vulnerable at positions—like offensive line and corner—that have been strengths of the their recent championship squads.
Then, after weeks of doubt from pundits across the nation, Saban and his club put together a thorough and complete performance in their 25-0 demolition of previously ranked Ole Miss.
Despite its early-season flaws, Alabama has beaten a pair of ranked clubs in Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Plus, the Tide are 4-0 and still a heavy favorite to compete for the school’s third consecutive national championship.
What are the biggest takeaways for Tide fans through the first month of the season?