SEC Media Days are in Atlanta this year after a long run in the Birmingham area. Today there were four coaches that addressed the journalists, but really it was all about the guy who just keeps piling up SEC and National Championships. Heck, he's won a National Championship in a season that he did NOT win the SEC. Nick Saban has this coaching thing down, huh?
It's amazing, because even at the age of 66, he still has the energy and will to not just do the job...but do the BEST job in America. Of course, his ability to recruit is a big part of the equation. Alabama has had 77 players taken in the last 10 NFL Drafts, including a record 12 off last year's team. So who will try and replace the likes of Minkah Fitzpatrick, Rashaan Evans and Calvin Ridley? Saban says it's all about competition, so check back in September.
Alabama opens their season September 1st against Louisville in Orlando, Florida. Will they be able to defend the championship in 2018? I would not bet against them.