GatorHater24, on 18 September 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:
Why are Bama fans convinced this team is SO much better than 2011 or 2009? I mean clearly they are the best team in the country but beating an Arkansas team that lost to UL monroe isn't that big of a task is it? Didn't Alabama shut them out in 2009 as well?
Basically, they think that because the offense appears to have more potential than it did in the other two years. Add that to a Saban defense and that's the result you get.
That said, I don't think that many actual Bama fans really think that. A lot of the media are trying to whip up things, like proclaiming that we have the best OL in football, when the on field performance simply does not support the claim (see # of sacks by Western KY).
Right now, we are not playing like the best team in the nation. However, we have played well enough that it appears that we at least have the potential to be the best team in the nation. We could easily lose several games though--LSU, obviously, but based on what I've seen, both MSU and Missouri could give us fits if we don't correct some things.