2011 College Football Predictions: 7 Reasons Alabama Is Bound for BCS Title Game

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2011 College Football Predictions: 7 Reasons Alabama Is Bound for BCS Title Game
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Alabama's returning Eddie Lacy in last season's Capital One Bowl win over Michigan State

The USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll has the Alabama Crimson Tide starting out the season in the No. 2 spot, generous this far out from the start of the season, and also fraught with responsibility.

Once there, pressure abounds to stay at least inside the top five. But anything can happen. Auburn wasn’t even in the top 25 last year and you know what happened there. 

However, the Tide have some very solid reasons for being where they are, with almost a silent, unspoken confidence that emanates from their leader, Head Coach Nick Saban.

Take a look at some of the reasons the Tide should feel good about the season, what they have and where they’re going with it.

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