Originally written on The Belly of the Beast  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The East preview took place yesterday and can be found here in its natural state, and today we journey through the West, addressing the issues facing each team heading into spring practice. ALABAMA 2012 record:  13-1 Bowl result:  National Champions, PAAAWWWLLL Biggest issues going into the spring:  According to Nick Saban, EVERYTHING.  "No one on this year's team has done anything in 2013, so to start heaping praise on a team that has won ZERO games this season is absurd.  It offends all the fibers of my being to hear fans and you writers talk like that. "I mean, the offensive line is gone.  Got one running back.  Defense lost some key guys on a defense that, to be frank, had issues last year.  And the quarterback, well, he played well, but I remember that thing called Texas A&M.  We got some guys who'd rather be stealing money for snacks than doing what we ask. "And to top it all off, my salad at lunch today had 10 pieces of turkey instead of 12. ...
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