Nick Saban will go down in history as the best coach in NCAA football history. Hate him or love him, the man knows how to win. In the words of Deion Sanders, “the man has more rings than a cell phone”, this past weekend is just another chapter in the book of Crimson Tide history.
Saturday Night Fever
Alabama curb stomped the number 1 team Saturday night and cemented themselves as the top dog in CFB again. After being written off after a midseason loss to Texas A&M, critics proudly proclaimed that the Tide had receded.
Georgia was an overwhelming favorite to win the SEC title and many were hoping to see the Bulldogs knock Bama out of the hunt. Per usual, Saban beats another protege and proved to the world that Bama isn’t to be counted out.
Now the number one seed in all of college football, all hail, the kings have returned. We have all seen this story play out over the years and this year looks to be the same, whether they finish the job off remains to be seen but based on their track record, don’t be surprised if they do.
Record Breaking Night, Again
Bama won it’s record 29th SEC title, more than any program in the history of the SEC. This win was highlighted by the fact that it was a dominating win over the best defense in the country.
This isn’t the Bama of old, the days of dominating defense and a bruising running back, this team has a high scoring aerial assault offense. Led by a freshman phenom Bryce Young and averaging 42.5 points per game, this team looks unstoppable.
With their 7th visit to the CFP playoffs, Saban and his team have salvaged their playoff hopes. Saban took offense from the media as he called them out for spewing “rat poison” about his team.
Once again, Saban serves his doubters a big slice of humble pie. Georgia’s head coach Kirby Smart is now 0-3 versus his former boss and once again failed to win a big game when needed. Bama has taken the reins and is in total control of its championship hopes, they are the standard of consistency.
Next Man Up
This was supposed to be a down year for Bama and critics across the board were hoping to see the mighty dynasty falter and after the midseason defeat it suffered, many rejoiced that the Tide may be done. Not so fast, Bama would go on to win seven games straight including a come from behind, four overtime, down to the wire victory over its rival Auburn.
This team consistently wins year in and year out, losing half of your starters to the NFL, no biggie, next man up.
Saban is the GOAT, there is no denying that and this year is no different. What is the most surprising thing about their season is how many betted against them.
This program will be the standard for the unforeseeable future, we’re witnessing a true dynasty of the last decade, no other team has won more games or titles in that span. Actions speak louder than words and every time Bama takes the field, everyone takes notice.
The Tide comes in as the defending champions and could very well be the first back to back champions since, well, Bama back in 2010-2011. You have to give credit where credit is due and this team deserves their fair share. Love em or hate em, the Tide will be here for years to come.