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The Alabama Crimson Tide are back in the top two in the polls.

Everyone have a wonderful Monday. Alabama won 63-7 on Saturday, but they dropped a spot in the Coaches Poll and are now ranked second in both major polls.

Alabama has moved to No. 2 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, one week after Georgia surpassed the Crimson Tide for the top spot in the AP Top 25. This week, the Crimson Tide remained No. 2 in the AP poll.
Both teams are undefeated.
Alabama is coming off a 63-7 win over Louisiana Monroe. Georgia defeated South Carolina 48-7 on Saturday, with Brock Bowers catching two touchdown passes.
Until the Gamecocks game, the Bulldogs had not given up a touchdown. Georgia also won 49-3 over No. 18 Oregon and 33-0 over Samford.

There’s still plenty to work on, with only one more tweak before the real work begins.
Nick Kelly examined newcomers’ contributions, and one in particular stands out for the wrong reasons.
WR Burton, Jermaine: In the preseason, Saban dubbed him “the most consistent wideout.” He has the fourth-most catches in three games, with eight for 61 yards. He has three catches in the last two games after catching five in the first. Bryce Young overthrew him on what would have been a sure touchdown early in ULM’s victory, but Alabama’s search for a playmaker downfield continues.
I was hoping to see more of Burton after hearing about his chemistry with Bryce since he arrived on campus. Perhaps it will become more apparent as the season progresses.
Bama Central over at SI did a film review of the Warhawks’ punt return performance.

Special teams, an area that often goes unnoticed in games, performed admirably against the Warhawks, particularly on punt returns.
The Crimson Tide set a program record with 228 punt return yards on eight returns and four different return men. The previous mark was set in 1947.

Chase Goodbread wrote the tired piece that appears after every cupcake.

Despite the announced attendance of 98,433, there were far fewer butts in seats, and a look around the stadium in the fourth quarter, with the game well out of reach for the Warhawks, looked more like a scrimmage crowd. Indeed, one of the reasons Saban has advocated for an all-Power Five schedule is to improve the fan experience, appealing to the public’s insatiable desire for more big games, more competitive games that put extra weight on the edges of both stadium seats and couches at home.
This was clearly not that kind of game.
Alabama gained more yardage on punt returns than the Warhawks gained on offense.

I sympathize with the writers struggling to find something to fill the sports page after the cupcake games, but this one has been done before….
If they decide to release Bryan Harsin this week, he may have a soft landing spot on the Plains.
Just hours after Arizona State parted ways with Edwards, Auburn coach Bryan Harsin’s name surfaced as a possible replacement, despite the fact that he is only three games into the second season of a six-year contract. Harsin, along with BYU coach Kalani Sitake, former Texas coach Tom Herman, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Marshall coach Charles Huff, North Dakota State coach Matt Entz, Kent State coach Sean Lewis, Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken, Oklahoma State (and former Auburn) defensive coordinator Derek Mason, and USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, was named by ESPN’s Pete Thamel as a name to watch for the Sun Devils’ opening.
Finally, in addition to Tua Tagovailoa’s historic performance, a few former Alabama players made some spectacular plays on Sunday. This first one, I’m pretty sure, qualifies as assault, and Da’Ron Payne did it on television.

Da’Ron, that man has a family! Najee’s jumping routine continues.

We also had some Bama on Bama crime in the same game.

Mac won yesterday, but he’s not off to the same start as his predecessor in Crimson.
That’s all for today. Have a wonderful week.
Tide, roll.