Alabama gutted out a hard-nosed win tonight, once again punching an ACC team in the mouth. It was shaky in parts, but Alabama stuck to its game plan, and as a result, the Tide are 1-0 and may move to the #3 spot in the polls.Some quick observations:Alabama's offensive line played over their heads, and had to deal with relentless pressure from an athletic Hokie defensive front. Expect to see them get better as the year goes on.Greg McElroy improved as the game went on. He made smart, safe plays for the most part, and can throw the deep ball. He stood in the pocket when he needed to, and ran when things broke down. He'll be okay.Ingram is the workhorse everyone thought he was. Hopefully his knee isn't too banged up. We're very deep at tailback, and Richardson in his last-minute carries...

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