Now is a good time for a game against a team like Western Carolina for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Notjust because Alabama simply needs a quick and easy win to boost their confidence. There is a lot more nuance to it than that. No doubt theCatamounts are unimpressive, to say the least, coming from the Southern Conference with only a 1-9 record on the season. Alabama should have no trouble dispatching them at home even given the demoralized condition of the team following their first loss. The bigger issue at hand for Alabamais that they have been brought crashing back down to earth after their high hopes for a perfect, undefeated season and a National Title shot were dashed by Texas A&M on their home turf. The question is not whether they will win against Western Carolina, but instead how will they respond?