Alabama has played the entire season of free drama. There have been no unexpected slipups like they had in the title runs of 2012 and 2015. The Crimson Tide opened the season at #1 and save for one game against Ole Miss in September, they haven’t been seriously challenged. It’s with good reason the Tide are a 4-7 favorite to win the College Football Playoff for the second straight year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting warning signs to keep an eye on.

The secondary of Alabama hasn’t been consistently tested against top-quality passing games. The one…