Zach Lentz

Phil Steele picks the Tide over the Tigers in the Title game

“I’m going with Alabama this year,” he said. "When I look at Alabama, I see their defense being stronger than last year with six starters back. They only lost five draft picks this year. That’s light for that side of the ball."

“You have to look at 44-16,” Steele said of last year’s loss to Clemson in the CFP title game. "That is going to be a highly motivating factor for Alabama."