Last season ended in a way that fans and members of the Alabama football program are not accustomed to.
After building a 24-14 lead late in the third quarter, the Crimson Tide surrendered 21 fourth quarter points and failed to hoist a trophy at the end of the seasons final game.
The Clemson Tigers celebrated and reveled in their triumph.
It appears that the Tide, led by sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, are using that as fuel.
In Henry Winklers career defining role as “Coach Klein” in the The Waterboy, he instructs a previously undiscovered football talent named Bobby Boucher to use all of the negative experiences in his life as his “tackling fuel.”
The result is championship at seasons end; it appears Jalen Hurts would like some of that.
Of course, Hurts will be playing under a new offense as Brian Daboll takes over as offensive coordinator. The coach comes to Alabama having previously been the tight ends coach of the New England Patriots. While Clemson is not expected to be as competitive as they were last year, the Tide are once again the odds on favorite to win the title.
This year, they might get to the mountaintop and realize nobody else was even half-way up the mountain.
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