I am reading a lot of excuses why Bama lost to Utah. Excuses like, the offense line was not at full strength, the Tide overachieved, roster was full of underclassmen and the defensive coordinator might be leaving.
All season I heard and read about how Bama football was back. Those cries got louder after the Tide rolled Georgia. Nick Saban was called a genius winning with a bunch of freshman on the roster.
Then before the Sugar Bowl Saban goes out and says Bama played in "a real conference."
Funny how things change.
Utah dominated Bama from jump to the end of the game. You can say the shuffling of the offensive line was a legit reason why the Tide lost.
However, the No.4 team in the nation, especially one that plays in the southeastern conference is supposed to be deeper than a team from the Mountain West don't you think?
They are supposed to have more talent, play a tougher schedule and have to fight and scratch for every yard and win.
But yet, there are holes in the Bama roster after losing to a team they were favored to beat by double-digits?
To me Nick Saban is no where near Pete Carroll when it comes to coaching or recruiting.
USC does not lose this game. The Trojans lost Joe McKnight in the second quarter of the Rose Bowl and finished the half on a 24-0 run against Penn State. Heck, they lost half of the defense from last year and had the No.1 unit in the nation.
The Tide loses their left tackle and John Parker Wilson was running for his life the whole game against a team called the Utes.
Bama might be better next year, but right now I think a lot of people, especially those who write for various Alabama newspapers, need to give Utah a little bit more respect for beating up the Tide.
kendrick are you serious. This is a second year Saban team coming off a losing season.... for them to have even been here is a miracle. With only 8 seniors and playing 16 TRUE freshman, you cant compare the two. The tide didnt just lose A offensive lineman... they lost the best offensive lineman in the nation, THEN his backup got hurt.