The Alabama Crimson Tide recorded an impressive come-from-behind victory over the LSU Tigers on Saturday after a masterful five-play, 72-yard last minute drive by quarterback A.J. McCarron to give Alabama the 21-17 win. Running back T.J. Yeldon capped off the drive with a 28-yard touchdown catch with only 51 ticks remaining on the clock.
While Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban could take credit for the win, he said that his team learned from the top Navy team that took down Osama Bin Laden — SEAL Team Six.
Saban is one to always say what is on his mind but this latest link between sports and war has gone a little too far.
The ‘Bama coach said he had a chat with his team before Saturday’s big game and talked at length to his squad about overcoming adversity. One of the examples he used during his speech was that of SEAL Team Six.
Saban said SEAL Team Six was able to adapt when things went wrong “and I think there was a lot of that out there for us.”
Yes, Saban went too far with his comments but he should be proud of his team for overcoming adversity in the manner that they did. The team could have easily folded and watched their national title hopes take a devastating hit, but they stayed focused and drove down the field to stay in the drivers seat.