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SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum says Alabama is about to embark on the most perilous part of its schedule and it’s the toughest four-game stretch in college football.

The Tide’s version of the gauntlet starts Saturday at No. 16 Arkansas and doesn’t allow for the slightest reprieve until the end of November. Following the Razorbacks, Bama travels to No. 9 Tennessee, then hosts No. 8 Texas A&M, then goes to death valley to face LSU.

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To this point, the Tide’s stiffest test came against Ole Miss Sept. 17, a game they were lucky to escape 48-43. With the meat of the schedule now here, we’re about to see if this is a team destined for another appearance in the College Football Playoff. And you have to think if Alabama can get through the next four games unblemished, there’s a good chance they’ll repeat as national champions for the second time in five years.