Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide lost earlier this season and many jumped off their bandwagon and wrote them out of the race for the second College Football Playoff. Those people that wrote them off were forced to realize that they were wrong this past week, when the Crimson Tide were able to knock off the No. 2 ranked LSU Tigers.
Aaron Torres of Fox Sports immediately said that the Alabama dynasty was over and that Saban’s tenure of being a national championship contender every year had come to an end. He was forced to apologize after the Crimson Tide proved him wrong this past week.
He wrote Alabama and Saban a personal apology and admitted that he was wrong.
“As it turns out coach, you were right: The Alabama dynasty isn’t dead and buried and gone, but very much alive. And with that, I’d like to truly apologize for every mean thing I may have written or said. Boy was I wrong. But I do hope I’m right about one thing: That I’ll see you in Glendale later this winter,” the article read.
Alabama definitely still has a very good chance to make it into the playoff this season. Knocking off the No. 2 team helped them rise in the rankings and they were already ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Saban has to feel very good about his teams chances with the way that they are playing. They are playing a fundamental brand of football with one of the most talented running backs in the game. Derrick Henry dominated the LSU defense and is beginning to rise in the Heisman watch rankings as well.
All of that being said, the Crimson Tide have every right to be excited moving forward and hopefully writers like Torres learn not to jump the ship too early on teams in the future.
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