Look-- if they had anybody but golding running the defense, I wouldn't be so quick to count Alabama out. But they are often out of position because of his lousy schemes and play calling. They did well against Vanilla offenses like Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia A&M, Tennessee, a grossly undermanned LSU, Notre Dame, MSU, etc.
Against far better offenses with QBs actually capable of hitting downfield passes, they struggled. Ole Miss and Florida both ran circles around Golding's defense, and I dont think they are as good as what OSU and Fields bring to the table. Not to mention Fields is a bonafide dual threat. For some reason, they dont want to spy the QB to keep him honest, and that allows him to take off and run for 15 yards. And when the secondary is faced with legitimate recievers(Pitts, Toney, Grimes for example) they get burned badly for 40-50 yard passes.
Ohio State is not going to shut down Smith, Mac, Najee, or blow up the OL, bama will score plenty of points because they execute well and get the ball to elite playmakers. But seeing what Ohio State showed last night, I see no way the defense hangs in there. 48-40 OSU. Did it ruffle feathers? So be it.
I'm willing to change your username. I no longer think it fits.