Alabama locker room unhappy after failing to make Virginia Tech quit

Jan 5, 2013; Miami FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Ryan Kelly (70) during media day for the BCS championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide kicked off their quest for a three-peat by handing down a dominant 25-point beating of Virginia Tech, but the team was unhappy with their performance because they failed to make their opponent quit.

Usually a 25-point win is enough to satisfy a team during the first week of the season, but not when you are the back-to-back defending national champions.

Alabama center Ryan Kelly spoke with the media and said how disappointed he was with the team’s performance, along with the fact that he is not looking forward to sitting down in the film room to rewatch the game.

“We knew as a team afterwards, we didn’t make them quit,” Kelly said, via al.com. “We felt like they walked away with a better sense they didn’t let Alabama take control of them and I think that’s what everybody was disappointed about. We should have played a lot better than that.”

This gives us a good look into the mindset that Nick Saban has given his team and it is a positive sign for the fan base that their team is always striving for perfection.

When you are the best in the nation for so long, you need to have a champion’s mentality and that is exactly what the Crimson Tide have moving forward this season. The team has a week off before preparing for the highly anticipated showdown with Texas A&M, but the Aggies better watch out because they are about to get hit by a motivated Alabama team that is looking to get a good taste back in their mouths.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football, Sec Football

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  • Voodoofoxx

    Love these hard working, humble boys. Go get it boys!

  • Brad Tisdale

    Comments:

    (The Alabama Crimson Tide kicked off their quest for a three-peat by handing down a dominant 25-point beating of Virginia Tech)

    Apart from Jones’ superhero special teams effort and a INT return for a TD, I have no idea how you came up with this conclusion. Alabama’s defense played well, and the offense was flat terrible. More punts than first downs. 206 total yards, 38 coming on one long pass play at the end of the game when the game was no longer an issue. Mccarron sacked twice and knocked down 7 other times. 94 yards on 38 carries, a healthy 2.5 yard average. Yates tacked behind the time numerous times by a VT team that was 8th against the rush in the ACC.

    (….When you are the best in the nation for so long, you need to have a champion’s mentality and that is exactly what the Crimson Tide have moving forward this season)

    Bama has been best since January 2012, only after winning a rematch.

    Welcome to 2013.

    aTm and LSU are smiling.
    Bama better man up or they are TOAST.

    • John Doe’s Father

      Great posting, Couldn’t agree more. Right now my main concern is A&M. I want someone to shove that ball up Johnny’s ass. What’s your “look forward” to two weeks out ?

      • Brad Tisdale

        2 weeks from now we’ll be playing Kent State. UGH……..I hate those type of games. The UGA game is huge for us.

        • John Doe’s Father

          I’m talking about the A&M game on 9/14. What’s your opinion on how it will play out. I know the team is unhappy with last week, but do they have the umph to get it done. As much as I dispise Johnny, I respect A&M. I believe they and Ole Miss. are the true mortal enemies of The Tide.

  • Brad Tisdale

    The game, (provided Alabama can honestly run the ball like they are capable of) should be Alabamas’ by at least 2 scores. aTm offense will throw the kitchen sink early on. Im thinking 35-21 or close to that !

  • chilly16

    Roll Tide, Gooooooo Hogggsss!!

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