TideNation links: Happy Saban?

Alex Scarborough writes: Nick Saban seems a bit more at ease due to the recent success he has experienced at Alabama. He was even in a jovial mood at SEC media days. Will it last as the Crimson Tide prepare to face Michigan in a massive season opener?

Scarborough writesInsider: The Crimson Tide are ready to hit someone else, and facing No. 8 Michigan will be a perfect way to gauge where Alabama is entering the season.

Scarborough and WolverineNation's Michael RothsteinVideo: TideNation and WolverineNation debate how Michigan’s defense will perform against Alabama’s offense.

Greg Ostendorf and WolverineNation's Tom Van Haaren writeInsider: TideNation and WolverineNation recruiting writers discuss the recruiting angle for the Alabama-Michigan game.