Alabama football head coach Nick Saban called last season a rebuilding year, but here are three reasons why that’s nonsense.
Skip Bayless loves to use the phrase “Pure Baloney,” which can be attributed to Alabama football head coach Nick Saban calling last season a “rebuild year.”
To even consider a year where you win the SEC, a playoff game, and make it to the National Championship Game as a rebuilding year amounts to nothing more than pure blasphemy and should have college football fans face-palming themselves as they hear it over and over again.
This is in no way a sign of disrespect, but the folks of Georgia and Texas A&M, both of whom beat the Tide last year, may view it like that, as it may be a way of diminishing what they accomplished. Last season was not a rebuilding year for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and here are three reasons why Nick Saban was flat-out wrong in saying so.
Alabama football: 3 reasons Nick Saban is wrong about Crimson Tide rebuild
3. Rebuilding teams don’t make the National Championship Game
If a team was in a rebuild, there is no chance they would be on the biggest stage in college football. Would they win games and have great players? Sure, there are plenty of examples. But Alabama has been in a situation where they had several new faces and were still a dominant program. They won championships with freshmen starting and making plays at key positions.
Also, despite losing one regular season game, the Tide still won the SEC and a playoff game against Ahmad Gardner, Desmond Ridder, and Cincinnati. In other words, they are still a good football team, and they just ran into a Georgia team that wasn’t going to lie in the weeds any longer.