Alabama has won plenty of hardware since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide missed out on an opportunity to play for the national championship last year after a loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, but the 2014 team recorded an impressive 42-13 win over Missouri for the SEC title.
And it should be no surprise that Alabama is celebrating the SEC Championship with some fancy hardware.
Alabama has made it to November in control of its destiny in the SEC West every year since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007. Although the Crimson Tide have a difficult slate ahead of them in the first two months of the season, no one will be surprised if Saban’s team makes it to November pacing the West once again.
When the Baltimore Ravens trudged out of the locker room at Gillette Stadium following a bitter playoff loss to the New England Patriots, feisty veteran wide receiver Steve Smith vowed they’d be back and that the outcome would be different the next time.
Building on an 11–5 season and an AFC North title won’t be easy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The offense is loaded and returns every starter from a unit that averaged 411.1 yards per game last season, second best in the NFL.