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ESPN names Alabama’s biggest concern following spring practices Tom Pennington/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Linebacker Keith Holcombe #42, defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson #54, and linebacker Terrell Hall #24 of the Alabama Crimson Tide react during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Alabama Crimson Tide head into the 2017-18 college football season following a heartbreaking loss to the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 National Championship.

Still, the Crimson Tide are loaded heading into the season, and although they didn’t win the title last year, they were close and they’ll likely be right in the thick of it once again this year.

ESPN published a piece Thursday that highlighted the potential problems of even the best teams in the country, and what they pointed out about Alabama may turn some heads.

ESPN’s Alex Scarborough writes:

“Remember all those explosive plays Alabama gave up during the championship game loss to Clemson? They reared their ugly head again during the spring game, as the secondary was torched for at least five completions of 30 or more yards.”

This is certainly something to monitor as this was a major problem for the Crimson Tide last season, and if the spring game is any indication, could still be a problem for the team in 2017.

If this is the biggest issue that could plague Alabama this year, though, they’re in pretty good shape and once again in the conversation for another National Championship run.

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