Assuming the stars align for a 4th playoff spot up for grabs, Alabama’s on the outside looking in. Hope is still there though. From Clay Travis.....”Ohio State against FBS teams with winning records this year is 3-2. With a. 31 point loss to a 7-5 team. And a 15 point home loss. Bama is 3-1 against same criteria with the loss at Auburn. Again, look at total resumes top to bottom Bama’s is better.”
Unfortunately nothing I saw yesterday would lead me to think we have a shot if granted the spot. We had no identity as a team. What problems plagued us last season on offense seemed to have been magnified this game with little rectification. We just didn’t have one of the best defenses in college football history to bail us out this year. Daboll doesn’t seem to be the fix. Significant issues at O-line and D-line as well.
I think it falls more on Hurts than Daboll. Hurts just doesn't have what it takes to be a championship QB. He's a great guy and has the mentality, but he doesn't have the physical tools nor the patience. I think we need to open the QB competition back up as we head into the offseason and see if Tua can take control. He has a much higher ceiling.