Nick Saban is one of the best coaches in college football today. Since 2003, Saban has won four national championships (one with LSU, three with Alabama). Saban knows that he has and had talented players in Tuscaloosa, so it comes as no surprise that he feels his team should’ve been able to win more than what they have.
Saban joined The Paul Finebaum Show and talked about the way his team has finished the last two seasons, that have ended with two bowl losses and falling short of the national championship.
“We haven’t finished the season in the last two seasons like we’d like,” Saban said to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. “People talk about you won four national championships. Well, I feel like we’ve had good enough teams to win eight. So I feel like we failed four times. I feel like I failed four times.”
The Crimson Tide was the top seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff last season, but fell short to the Ohio State Buckeyes, who went on to win the title. In 2013, the team was a game away from making it to the SEC Championship game and more than likely the BCS Title game before the infamous (in Tide fans’ eyes) Kick-Six in the Iron Bowl.
It looks like Saban isn’t happy about the way the last two seasons have ended, which doesn’t bode well for everybody else. Saban should have his team motivated to hit the field on Saturday.
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