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Former Alabama player responds to possibility of Crimson Tide going 10-2 being a tragedy in 2024

Alphonse Taylor carrying Alabama Crimson Tide flag after winning national championship versus Clemson
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The oddsmakers in Las Vegas have Alabama football winning nine games in the coming fall.

People across the college football landscape want to see if Kalen DeBoer can successfully lead the Crimson Tide’s program in the post-Nick Saban era. Outsiders look to see if stability is still a thing at Alabama even with Saban out.

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Matt Hayes, a College Football Writer for Saturday Down South, was featured on the Paul Finebaum Show. He said it would ‘be a tragedy’ if Alabama finished next season at 10-2. Hayes said an 11-1 finish for the Crimson Tide ‘might be a tragedy.’

Alphonse Taylor, a former Alabama offensive lineman, disagrees with this take. The two-time national champion and four-time Southeastern Conference Champion responded to Hayes’ take on social media. Taylor said Hayes’ take is ‘egregious.’

Alabama would have a successful season if it finished as an SEC Champion and made the College Football Playoff with a 10-2 or 11-1 record. The Tide has a tough schedule in the first season of a 12-team CFP, but it will have a chance to get in if it operates the situation well.

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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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