"The thing I'm concerned about is playing Auburn on a short week. Sometimes a bye is an advantage and sometimes it's not. It's not going to be an excuse for us."

It's now a well-known factthat some quirky shuffling from the SEC officeshas left the Alabama Crimson Tide a schedulingSNAFU for this coming season as it's last SIX conference opponents all have a bye week before their game with the Tide. How this happened is anyone's guess, but I'll be first to go on the record on this blog to say it isn't fair. Some remedies are being offered, but with six teams in question with 12 games each in 13 weeks, you're better off laying down this week's paycheck on Powerball than you'd be to expect much of anything to be worked out at the last minute. There's little doubt that Alabama is getting a...

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