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On June 22, Brad Edwards of ESPN released an SEC Preview video for the 2020 season and stated that Alabama football is no longer the undisputed king of the conference. 

He brought up the fact that Louisiana State University unseated the Crimson Tide last year by defeating it at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and then winning both a conference and a national championship. Edwards proceeded to discuss how Auburn has won two of the last three Iron Bowls against Alabama, and how Georgia took the Tide to the wire in both 2017 and 2018. 

Despite these things, the biggest aspect he mentioned was on how the foundation Nick Saban built the program on has started to crumble. Since Saban’s arrival in 2007, the Tide has been known for its defense and Edwards stated how it’s taken a back seat.

Should we have a college football season, Saban is bent on proving Edwards and others in national media wrong. 

RELATED: Former Tide safety Roman Harper on 2019 defense: “It was not tough; teams did what they wanted to”

Alabama returns a healthy roster on both sides of the ball and with its new sports performance staff of David Ballou and Dr. Matt Rhea, fans believe that the season-ending injuries will not happen this fall. On Friday of last week, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine created the conversation via In My Own Words on how the media is continuing to motivate Alabama. 

Saban is going after his seventh national title.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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