Let’s just say that Alabama doesn’t have to worry about Air Force coach Troy Calhoun dropping it from the top of his weekly ballot anytime soon.
“Hands down, I think the most talented team in all of football right now is Alabama,” Calhoun said during his weekly press conference. “That includes the New England Patriots. They’re close to there.”
Just in case you thought Calhoun was joking about Alabama being more talented than the team that finished just short of winning the Super Bowl last year, he expressed the same sentiment on the Mountain West coaches teleconference and followed it up with, “And I’m serious about that too.”
The subject came up because Calhoun was asked if Michigan showed any vulnerability in a loss to the
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Alabama last weekend. Not surprisingly, his opinion of Michigan didn’t change much because of that loss.
“You looked at enough tape and seen enough of the guys who are going to play this Saturday to know they’re still a top 10 football team,” Calhoun said.