Five Reasons Why the Tide Will Roll Through the SEC

Ben LongContributor IJuly 27, 2009

Five Reasons Why the Tide Will Roll Through the SEC

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29:  Mascot Big Al of the Alabama Crimson Tide crowd surfs from the field to the upper deck while taking on the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Ph

Reason One: The Defense

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  Kick returner Javier Arenas #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with head coach Nick Saban after Arenas scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at th

Reason Two: Greg McElroy

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls out to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Get

Reason Three: The Backfield

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  Running back Mark Ingram #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes the ball for 13-yards and a first down in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009

Reason Four: The Receivers

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    KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 25:  Julio Jones #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide jogs on the field during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 25, 2008 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Alabama defeated Tennessee 29-9. (Photo by Andy Lyon

Reason Five: Nick Saban

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks down in the first half while taking on the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by

In Conclusion

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  The Coaches' Trophy is displayed before the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Louisiana State University Tigers in the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (P
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