We've got a lot of talent returning and a heck of a recruiting class coming in. The future is bright. Much like the OSU loss in the 2015 Sugar bowl, Saban tweaked the offense and the defense leading to a championship run the next year. I have a feeling we're gonna see some adjustment in the future.This one hurts. Bama has to use this as motivation for the future.
Bama had one punt partially blocked and another that went ~30 yards and gave Clemson the ball at the Bama 42. Any chance at a last-ditch Hail Mary was thwarted by allowing the Clemson kicker to recover his own onside kick. I don't think the special teams stunk, but I wouldn't say they shined.Only spot that shined was special teams.
On the 2nd TD it definitely wasn't offensive PI. Would have been Defensive PI. On the first pick play for a TD I agree. But, Bama had several no calls on two different jump balls and was very lucky to not have two different targeting penalties called. So it really was a wash. They were letting the guys play on both sides.What a swing of emotions in the last 3 minutes of the game. My heart got ripped out in the last second of the game. Couldn't capitalize off 2 turnovers. Offense couldn't stay on the field (numerous 3 and outs). Defense got cut through like knife through hot butter in the red zones. And of course reffing was lousy as usual. How was that not pass interference on the offense in the end zone when one of the Clemson players dragged down our CB who was in place to make an interception? Only spot that shined was special teams.
Bama has a lot of work to do on the off season. Losing some tremendous starters on the defense. Hopefully Sark has some answers for the anemic offense. Most didn't think Bama was going to win the SEC with this offense, much less make it to the semi-final and eventually the National Championship. Love my team. Love my school. Wouldn't want to be any other place. Roll Tide.
Yeah, by no means am I blaming the refs for the loss. It just didn't help our second half dismal performance. Bama got away with a couple clear offsides penalties.On the 2nd TD it definitely wasn't offensive PI. Would have been Defensive PI. On the first pick play for a TD I agree. But, Bama had several no calls on two different jump balls and was very lucky to not have two different targeting penalties called. So it really was a wash. They were letting the guys play on both sides.
I actually didn't have a dog in the fight this time. If anything, I wanted Alabama to win for my recently deceased Grandfather. And a small part of me wanted Dabo to get a Championship because I appreciate his Christian witness and story.
But it was a great game!