Michigan Wolverines VS Alabama Crimson Tide: Free Pick
September 1, 2012 by luckylester
First and foremost, Michigan has a solid team. They might be the cream of the Big 10 crop, and they have plenty of top-notch talent – but we’re not talking SEC talent here. And when we’re talking SEC talent, we’re talking Alabama as the most talented and well coached team in the lot. There’s not doubt that Nick Saban knows what he’s talking about, and that shows year after year after year.
Offensively, Denard Robinson might be the most exciting player in college football. Shoot, I’m not going soft here, I flat out think he is the most exciting – but exciting doesn’t always translate to wins, especially when ‘Bama is more talented just about everywhere else. It will be interesting to see how Robinson handles the best and fastest defense he’ll face all season long. I think there will be some highlights, maybe even a close game early – but turnovers will be caused, and Alabama knows how to capitalize.
This one started out as an eleven-point spread in favor of the Crimson Tide, but that quickly moved toward two touchdowns (where it sits right now). Alabama always beats up on non-conference foes, and this battle against the number 8 team in the country (pre-season poll, whatever that means) is a great opportunity for them to prove their college football dominance once again. People have been saying that Michigan can come and play with nothing to lose – well that’s bogus. Just like Alabama, the Wolverines have a game to lose. Maybe Alabama has been playing with something to lose the last three seasons – well – they seem to do just fine when that something is on the line.
Look for a dominant Alabama offensive line to pave the way for Eddie Lacy, a very underrated back that played second fiddle in Alabama over the last few seasons. I expect him to run all over the Wolverines.
Michigan Wolverines @ Albama Crimson Tide (-14)