1-Man’s Opinion on Sports–Tuesday. “Roll Tide”

Posted by on January 12th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

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“Roll Tide”

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Pick any word you want, it probably fits the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Dazzling
Relentless
Explosive
Skilled
Methodical

Just ask the rest of the country, and they would probably ad some obscene adjectives and adverbs to the description.

Nick Saban wins his 7th National Title, and Bama continued its dominance by destroying Ohio State in the title game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

It was over before halftime.  In a game tied (14-14), the Crimson and White reeled off 4-touchdown drives in 12-minutes to torch the Scarlet and Gray.

DeVonta Smith, the Heisman Trophy winning wide receiver, was like a Tornado, with 12-receptions for 215-yards and 3-TDs before he left in the third quarter with a hand injury.

Quarterback Mac Jones sprayed passes all over the field, and at one point was (25-30) for (342) yards in the opening half alone.

How dominant were they?  Alabama had (389) yards in 24-minutes of football.

The Buckeyes never had a chance.  Plagued by covid issues all season, QB-Justin Fields couldn’t do it by himself.  At one point he was (6-15) passing, and then he lost his top running back Trey Sermon with a collarbone injury on the first carry.

But it would not have mattered because whatever outgoing offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian dialed up, worked.  Sarkisian is headed to the University of Texas on Wednesday to become the Longhorns new head coach.  We’ll see how good he is without the Tide players to run his schemes.

Bear Bryant built the Tide.  Saban has taken the program to a new galaxy.

They recruit 5-star talents, kids coming in the door with enormous skill sets, or size, or toughness, or high motors.

They put them in the Bama weight training and nutrition programs.  They are taught by the collection of gifted coaches Saban employs.  And they winm, oh do they win.

As the sun comes up, Saban is now (79-6) in his last 6-years with the Tide.  He is (170-23) overall at Alabama.  His career record is (261-65-1) as a college head coach.

Aside from his three year experience with the Miami Dolphins, he has won everywhere.

As a player at Kent State.  As a college coach at Toledo-Michigan State and then Tuscaloosa.

Imagine being Clemson or Ohio State and not being able to compete with the Tide.

Imagine being Vanderbilt in the SEC.
Imagine being USC trying to regain relevance.
Imagine being Penn State or Oklahoma and no longer being in the same solar system.

When they were done it wound up like I thought it would, all Alabama, no hope Ohio State.

Pick any number you want…623-yards in offense…a QB throwing for 464 and 5-scores or what the WR did..12-catches in 24-minutes time.

I guess the only question to be answered.  If they can do it at Alabama, why can’t it be done at other places around the country?

Until someone can explain it, we’ll just have to roll with it, Roll Tide.

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