Alabama Football Apparently Died After a Two-Loss Season

By DJ Byrnes on August 3, 2014 at 12:13p

Nick Saban's 2013 dreams were gone in a second. 

Then, when he woke up from the nightmare of the Kick Six, Bob Stoops and Oklahoma ran a bulldozer over him.

But that was last year. This is now. The time for the resurrection of Alabama's football identity is upon us:

And whom better to lead a resurrection than somebody whose career arc/results ratio would lead you to believe he was divinely protected?

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FROMTHE18's picture

time to bring Alabama football back to what it was 2 seasons ago…better bring in Kiffin

+3 HS
Boom777's picture

sounds about right

Wherever you are, there you be!

+2 HS
Hovenaut's picture

I'm ready to entertain the thought that Saban's best days are behind him.

+12 HS
unknownmusketeer's picture

Interesting take. Saban has "peaked" twice - LSU and Alabama. What would have happened if he went to Texas?

Is a similar thing happening with Coach Bill Belichick?

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703Buckeye's picture

Tom Brady can only do so much for Belichick; without Brady, the Pats are roughly the same as the Browns teams he coached in the 90's.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter


I hear this... In some respects Saban is in a certain arc in his career similar to Bobby Bowden in the 90s with Florida St.  Everything comes to an end.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

I dont understand this. Alabama has been a great team for years. Always in contention. 

Buckeye fan from PA

ITWASME's picture

Talk to Urban Meyer about an ACTUAL resurrection of a program. Jesus there isn't anything to resurrect ya idiot

+3 HS

Kiffin the cure all? Said nobody ever.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

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Patriot4098's picture

Tennessee? USC?

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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703Buckeye's picture

Kiffin didn't cure Tennessee or Southern Cal, I'm not sure what you're asking.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

-1 HS
Patriot4098's picture

I was just stating that they hired him to 'cure all'. Obviously, he didn't. Ooor we can just consider them 'nobodies'. That works too. Heh

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Eph97's picture

Good spread teams can exploit Saban's defense. Hence his crying about the need for rules changes for the "safety" of the players.

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cinserious's picture

Sounds to me like Saban has been spending a lot of time crying about rules changes instead of adapting to the natural evolution of the game (an evolution Urban got rolling in CFB like ten years ago). Meanwhile Urban is getting his defensive personnel right, his defensive coaching staff right, and his defensive philosophies right (I know last year's defense was a dumpster fire but its changing drastically as we speak).

I hope Saban keeps his old line thinking and doesn't evolve so we can kick his ass in the upcoming CFB Playoffs!

In the words of the great Yung Jeezy to Nick Saban: "Bitch git-cha' MIND right" 

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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HoopHal's picture

Sounds like Satan is challenging all The Billy Bob boosters to pony up more cash and make more jobs available to the families of he new recruits.