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As you probably know, Alabama, the 2011 National Champions, lost about half of their #1 ranked defense in the first two rounds of the NFL draft in April. They also lost running back Trent Richardson, a Heisman Trophy finalist, to the NFL as the Cleveland Browns took him with the 3rd overall pick.
And yet, the Tide enter their opening game against #8 Michigan as the #2 team in the country. Why? Because Nick Saban is the baddest cat in all the land - probably the best recruiter in college football and arguably the best coach of all time.
Roll. Damn. Tide.
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