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  • "Alabama football needs a cold, hard slap in the face"

    I gotta say, I do agree with part of what this guy is saying...

    Too many people were looking ahead to what’s next.

    That’s what Nick Saban said on Wednesday at SEC Media Days. That was his roundabout explanation for Alabama’s shocking, 28-point loss to Clemson in the national championship.

    It wasn’t Clemson. It was Alabama.

    Alabama didn’t prepare for the game properly.

    The offensive coordinator had already checked out, and so had the defensive backs. There were too many people thinking about themselves, and not about the team.

    There wasn’t a commitment to “the process.”

    The “Alabama Factor” didn’t make the trip to Northern California.

    “I think the most important thing for us, you know, in this offseason and going into this season is sort of re-establish the standard that we'd like to play to, standard of discipline, also, players that are going to be responsible and accountable to do their job at a high level on a consistent basis and also put the team first,” Saban said.

    It wasn’t my fault. It was the players. They were too selfish. Not enough buy in.

    Hopefully Saban doesn’t actually believe that nonsense. No one works harder inside Alabama’s building than those players.

    “A lot of our players have benefited from their great performance, and the team success in terms of the awards that they've been able to get and the recognition that they've got, and you know, leadership on every team is also an important part of being successful because once you establish these principles and values and standards that you'd like to have in the program, you have to have people in the organization who reinforce those, and I think sometimes peer to peer is very effective,” Saban went on. “And, you know, that's something that I think is important on every team and certainly something that we challenge the leadership on our team to do a great job of this year to help our young players understand the culture and the standard that we'd like to do things to.”

    There weren’t any leaders last year, in other words. Excuse me, but was Jalen Hurts a figment of my imagination last year?

    Dylan Moses, a returning linebacker, went so far as to say on Wednesday that Georgia was the toughest team Alabama faced last season, and not Clemson.

    Stop it, Dylan. Just stop. Enough.

    Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa blamed all the blowouts. Alabama didn’t know how to compete in a close game.

    Guess what, Tua? Maybe the SEC was just trash last year.

    Is Saban and his players arrogant or just delusional? Whatever they are, they’re not ready to start this season. Not yet.

    Before this preseason begins, before anyone reports to fall camp, before the first whistle is blown, Alabama needs a cold, hard slap in the face. A reality check. A come to Jesus.

    Repeat after me, Alabama. Say it really slowly so it sticks.

    Clemson. Was. Better.

    Clemson is still better.

    Clemson is the new superpower in college football.
    More: https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2...-the-face.html

  • #2
    Trying so hard to be the next scarbinsky

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    • #3
      I love when Alabama falls short of winning it all, that all the talking heads start crying that the sky is falling. Every year they've done that, we come back and win it all, then those same talking heads talk about how consistently great we are.
      Reporter: "What's it like to Have a QB like Tua throwing to you?
      Smitty: "It's a blessin' "

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 2Stater View Post
        I love when Alabama falls short of winning it all, that all the talking heads start crying that the sky is falling. Every year they've done that, we come back and win it all, then those same talking heads talk about how consistently great we are.
        Well, I for one, think the sky is falling this year. Not so much as far as the dynasty is concerned, but particularly this season. We have not lost like that in a loooong time. We've learned that a team with a good coach and a good team can beat Tua (see Georgia and Clemson). We don't have a Jalen Hurts to come in and save Tua this year. Add to that, Tua is injury prone. I don't care what anybody says, you can't convince me otherwise. If we make it to and past the SEC Championship game I will be very surprised. Winning it all won't happen this year.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Big Balls View Post

          Well, I for one, think the sky is falling this year. Not so much as far as the dynasty is concerned, but particularly this season. We have not lost like that in a loooong time. We've learned that a team with a good coach and a good team can beat Tua (see Georgia and Clemson). We don't have a Jalen Hurts to come in and save Tua this year. Add to that, Tua is injury prone. I don't care what anybody says, you can't convince me otherwise. If we make it to and past the SEC Championship game I will be very surprised. Winning it all won't happen this year.
          Reporter: "What's it like to Have a QB like Tua throwing to you?
          Smitty: "It's a blessin' "

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 2Stater View Post

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stan View Post
              Trying so hard to be the next scarbinsky
              Scarbinsky was always trying to being Finebaum, who was a better writer than broadcaster.

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                • #9
                  I agree that Tua seems to be quite injury prone.
                  The backup situation......smh


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                  • #10
                    Taulia seems to have a lot of talent, but is also prone to throwing interceptions. I think he'll end up being the backup behind his brother, though.
                    Reporter: "What's it like to Have a QB like Tua throwing to you?
                    Smitty: "It's a blessin' "

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