Former Tide QB Greg McElroy questions Alabama's resume: 'Who have they beaten?'
Alabama is just about everyone’s unquestioned No. 1 team in America right now. But is the Crimson Tide as good as we all think?
SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy joined Birmingham’s WJOX 94.5 FM radio station for a segment on Monday and discussed Alabama’s lack of difficulty on the schedule eight weeks through the 2017 college football season.
The Crimson Tide is 8-0, and its best win came in Week 6 against a 5-2 Texas A&M team on the road. Other than in that game, though, it has hardly been tested.
“Alabama right now is decidedly better than just about everyone in the league,” McElroy said. “Even though we really don’t know what to make of them, guys. I mean, who have they beaten? You know, there’s a lot of people — I’m constantly defending Alabama around the office because they have Alabama fatigue.
“But they do bring up a very good point in saying, ‘We’re all sitting here saying Alabama is head and shoulders better than everybody, but their resume doesn’t necessarily indicate that.’ So, it’s not their fault,” McElroy added. “You can only control what you can control, and the schedule is not something that Alabama can control. We’ll probably find out more in two weeks when they play against LSU.”
Alabama will certainly have a chance to prove its worth in the coming weeks. The Crimson Tide faces LSU at home, as well as Mississippi State and Auburn on the road to close the season against the SEC West.
If the Tide makes it through that gauntlet, it will likely see No. 3 Georgia in Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.