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ESPN’s College GameDay crew picks Alabama to win SEC Championship

Rece Davis, College GameDay Host and Pat McAfee, College Football Analyst pause watching a segment about Ella Bresee during ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot on Bowman Field at Clemson University in Clemson Saturday, October 1, 2022.
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We start week zero of the college football season after a long summer.

The marquee matchups start next week, including Alabama opening its season against Middle Tennessee State.

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Alabama has seen negativity from the media, in terms of it being doubted to compete for a national championship, but some positivity came Saturday in a preview show from ESPN’s College GameDay. The panel of Desmond Howard, Pat McAfee, and Kirk Herbstreit picked the Crimson Tide to win the Southeastern Conference Championship. It would be the ninth SEC title for Alabama in the Nick Saban era since 2009. Howard, McAfee, and Herbstreit also had the Tide as one of four teams in the College Football Playoff. Howard, a University of Michigan alum, took the Wolverines to win it all. McAfee and Herbstreit chose Alabama to capture the national championship. Coach Saban wants his team to show it remains a physically dominant program. 

RELATED: Kirk Herbstreit tells Pat McAfee not to count Alabama out and can “win it all”

Alabama battles the Blue Raiders at Bryant-Denny Stadium at 6:30 p.m. CT next week.

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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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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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