October 7, 2011

Six-pack with TideSports.com's Tommy Deas

Vanderbilt faces what might be America's best team in Alabama on Saturday. VandySports.com's Chris Lee asks TideSports.com's Tommy Deas six questions about the Crimson Tide coming into Saturday's matchup.

1. "Alabama appears to be a legitimate national title contender at this point of the season, and it's hard to argue with that, since the Crimson Tide seem to be solid in about every phase of the game. But is there a small crack somewhere that could get exposed down the line?

"There are certainly some areas where Alabama needs to improve, and improvement seems to be Nick Saban's mantra this year. Kickoffs have been a sore point, with many being fielded between the 10- and 20-yard line, and punting has been inconsistent at best.

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