1. Either our defense is back to top 5 status or Bama has no shot at repeating unless their OL improves drastically. Our DT's (even the true frosh backup, Nigel Williams) were abusing their guards at times. JR Collins was WORKING Cyrus Kuaufnxidosjo. We had 12 TFL and 4 sacks. Bama had 38 carries for 96 yards. If we can play that well against the rest of the schedule we'll be in good shape.
2. I know Bama was probably keeping it close to the vest due to their lead, but our secondary was lights out. I was worried Cooper would eat us alive and Fuller made him look average. I knew Fuller was playing injured last year but even at 100% he's never been a great cover corner. He looked great. His little brother and Facyson(other true freshman) were studs too.
3. Our OL was much improved, giving up only one sack and having a tailback put up 132 yds against Bama was certainly beyond my expectations. Especially with a true freshman LT. Coaching makes a world of difference.
4. I know I'll get crucified for this since he went 5-26 or w/e it was, but Logan didn't play badly at all IMO. That was just about the worst game I've seen from a WR corps ever. LT overthrew the one deep ball and sailed a couple others, but other than that his ball placement and decision making were pretty good. I tried to tell y'all how bad our WR were after his scrimmage stats were posted; hopefully if you watched the game you know what I'm talking about now there were about 9-10 straight up drops and a few routes cut short/alligator armed (notably on the pick 6.) I've never seen a 3 and out due to back to back to back drops like that. Dudes were playing mad scared.
Clemson looked legit, I'm excited to see Winston play more this year, and other than that I don't know too much about most teams at this point. Not too many telling week 1 matchups.