Going into the season, Alabama is number one in every preseason poll and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the favorite going into the Heisman after his performance in the national championship game.

But what are the expectation for the Crimson Tide this season? Could they repeat as national champions or is this a team that will have some growing pains throughout the season and miss their first college football playoffs?

Russ Mitchell of CollegeFootballNews.com joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss what he expects from the Alabama Crimson Tide this season, what will Alabama's offense look like under Tua Tagovailoa, does Louisville stand a chance against the Crimson Tide, and previews LSU/Miami and Auburn/Washington.

For more of Russ Mitchell's analysis on Alabama/Louisville and college football, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for the latest news, breakdown and analysis surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.