Week one features a fun matchup when FSU takes on Alabama in Atlanta, I previewed the game for SB Nation here.
I’m not as high on this Alabama team as your average CFB writer. I’m sure they’ll be good but they’re losing A TON on defense and unless Shaun Hamilton is healthy come fall I’m not sure they’ll have inside-backer play to their normal standards.
What’s more, their new RPO-heavy offense meets its match in this FSU secondary that can confuse reads by moving Derwin James around and lock down outside WRs with their corners. If FSU can run the ball, I think they’re the favorite.