2020 Alabama vs Missouri

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2020 Alabama vs Missouri

Alabama Football Podcast Breaks Down the Tides’ 2020 season opener against the Show Me State Tigers

In this episode Tom and Dave from the Alabama Football Podcast break down the Tide’s 2020 opener against the Missouri Tigers.

Welcome to 2020

What a year this has been. Football will not fix all that has plagued 2020, but its sure a swell tonic and affords us all some semblance of normalcy. Let’s all agree to do right by one another and spend a few minutes letting talk of the game distract us, if only just a little.

Mac Jones Leads the Way

As many expected, Mac Jones started at quarterback for Alabama. Mac demonstrated poise in the face of pressure and accurate with his deep passes, staking the Tide to a 35-3 lead before giving way to freshman Bryce Young. Bryce acquitted himself well considering it was his first collegiate action. I think the coaches can work with this.

Offensive Weapons Pop

Stars will be stars and so its with little surprise that DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and Najee Harris all burst off the screen with outstanding performances. Coupled with a deep supporting case, this Alabama offensive roster has a chance to shine.

Offensive Line

Not sure I saw the seven starter-ready players Saban referenced recently in a press conference, but I was pleased with the starting five. Things became unstable when Evan Neil was sidelined and remained so even as he returned and manned the left tackle position with reserve center. Room to develop and not yet cause for alarm.

Defensive Weapons Pop Too

Alabama’s defense looked sharp, explosive even at time, but still has room to grow. Dylan Moses, in his first action since January 2019, performed as expected. Christian Harris performed as we predicted in our recent preseason content, and true freshman Will Anderson performed as we hoped. The front seven promises to look even better with the return of Christian Barmore.

Mini Game balls

Anyone can read a headline, but which players contributed in more subtle ways to the Tide’s fortune?

Next Up

The Tide opens their reduced home slate by hosting the Texas A&M Aggies, fresh off their close call with Vanderbilt. Join the support team for an early look at the matchup.

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