Editor's note: The season is over and the Alabama Crimson Tide are national champions yet again. But what happens next? Over the next 10 days we'll examine the most pressing storylines of the offseason as the Tide gear up for another title defense.
Some of them couldn't wait to become defending champions. Nine rookies are expected to join the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa for the spring semester: six recent high school graduates, one junior college prospect, one prep school prospect and another who gave up the dream of professional baseball for a shot at football. National signing day is four weeks away and the 2012 class is already one-third full.
Well, Nick Saban and his gang of future NFL ballers proved to us once again that it is indeed Alabama's world, after claiming their second consecutive national title and third in four years Monday night. That ringing in your ears is just the sound of "Roll Tide" being repeated over and over in your head. I've learned there's nothing we can do about it. But will 2013 bring college football a team that can really stop the Tide? I mean, REALLY stop Alabama from winning a third straight national championship? Well, ESPN's Mark Schlabach seems to believe that the road to Pasadena is paved in crimson and white, as he has Alabama No. 1 in his Way-Too-Early-Top 25 for 2013.
The Alabama Crimson Tide is once again on top of the heap in college football, and this is a good thing. Critics be damned; it’s just simple economics. Since the beginning of the movie industry in the early 20th century, action movies have been a popular genre. Whether it was the Lone Ranger or Indiana Jones, when you went to a movie you knew…