Mark May is big on Alabama.
The ESPN college football analyst had huge praise for the Crimson Tide on Sunday morning, a day after Alabama rolled Tennessee 49-10 at Neyland Stadium to improve to 7-0. On SportsCenter, host Hannah Storm asked May how much better Alabama is than other teams in the country. May didn’t hesitate with his response:
“Leaps and bounds, Hannah, because it doesn’t matter — offense, defense, special teams, they know how to score in every facet of the game,” May said on the show. “And they just take advantage of the opponent, and they’re so aggressive defensively. New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has done a terrific job of putting his players in the right position. But you look at Jalen Hurts at the quarterback position, and [he’s] the most athletic quarterback Nick Saban has ever had. And Eddie Jackson in the return game. … They know how to attack you as a football team. And they’re so disciplined in every facet of the game. You don’t see them make a lot of mistakes. You don’t see them commit a lot of penalties. You see them in the right place at the right time and making plays. They’ve got the athletes to do it. That’s why they’re so much better than everyone else this season.”
It’s hard to argue with much of what May said. Alabama routed a rival on the road in a game some pundits expected to be close. The Crimson Tide will be tested when hosting Texas A&M next Saturday, but after the performance at Tennessee, who’s doubting Alabama at this point?