Alabama had a great 2012 season and 2011 season for that matter. Nick Saban has continued the Crimson Tide's national prominence by winning 3 BCS Championships in 4 years including winning back-to-back National Championships the past two seasons.
Alabama loses 3 starters on their massive and dominate Offensive Line, stud RB Eddie Lacy, and several key starters on D including DT Jesse Owens, S Robert Lester, and CB Dee Milliner. Although the O-line is the biggest cause of concern for Tide fans, Alabama has great depth, thanks to Nick Saban's recruiting prowess.
Alabama returns Veteran QB A.J. McCarron, RB T.J. Yeldon, WR Amari Cooper, WR Christion Jones, and LB C.J. Mosley. Alabama should be almost as good if not better in 2013 and has a solid chance of going undefeated in the regular season and maybe going to their third straight BCS Championship.