This Year Alabama Needs Less Luck and More Focus

Posted by Larry Burton on August-15-2009 Add Comments

Part of being a writer is sometimes saying things to your base that they may not want to hear.  The following paragraph is one of those things.

Last year, Alabama was a good team. It had play makers, solid starters, and was fundamentally well coached.  But as good as it was, it was luck that made the 2008 Crimson Tide a Sugar Bowl team.

These are not just my thoughts, but also Nick Saban's. 

Everyone knew that Alabama was on track to building a great team.  Most thought next year would be the year, but Alabama got lucky last year.

Why do I keep saying that?  Because it's true.

Take off the Crimson-colored glasses for a while and look at some facts.

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