25 things to watch: The playoff will affect everything, except elite's status - CBSSports.com - Dennis Dodd - The Champion Alabama ... because the tailback trio of Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon are the best in the country ... Because Amari Cooper should be in the NFL by now. Because the Tide won't play a true road game until Oct. 4. Because the Auburn game is at home. Because the Tide are motivated after winning merely 11. Because Kirby Smart is still there. Because Chris Davis isn't. Because ... Nick.