I'm of the opinion we are marginally better than ND this year, but would have had serious holes exposed against bama. I thought the game last night would be much closer but I kept having flashbacks to UF.
I genuinely believe we "could" beat any team in the country hold bama. Unfortunately I don't see how we get there next year assuming Saban stays they have set a pretty high bar with consistency. I haven't heard anyone voice any skepticism that we will be able to play at that level next year.
I don't see our D line next year stopping an O-Line like theirs. I know some of them will be gone but history says they simply add another one. Our backers better grow up fast if they want to stop Yeldon and Co.
We're definitely on the right path but our conference and schedule will sink us. I think we blow our opponents out next year hold about 4 games. When we get to the bowl game we get overwhelmed by a team that played stiffer competition all year.
"Iron sharpens iron" and we have no iron to sharpen us. (stolen from another poster)
Please explain why I'm wrong because I desperately want to be.