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.