Alabama Football dynasty in jeopardy?
Following an undefeated 2018 regular season, head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide advanced to the SEC championship. In the SEC championship game, the Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs; the final score was 35-28.
Alabama went on to face the Oklahoma Sooners, led by Heisman trophy winner, quarterback Kyler Murray. It was a high-scoring game; both teams were lighting up the scoreboard, but Bama was dominating the whole game. The final score was 45-34. The Crimson Tide was advancing to the National Championship.
The Crimson Tide was going against the Clemson Tigers, the team that only beat them one time out of the past three years. In this year's matchup, both teams were evenly matched stat-wise.
In the National Championship game, the Tide's defense looked overmatched for the first time all season long. The offense looked confused, and the special teams tried to execute a fake field goal against a Clemson defense that read the play the whole time. Alabama ended up getting dominated in that game and lost to the Clemson Tigers 44-16.
After the game, the Alabama players and coaches were disappointed with the outcome. Critics and analysts started questioning the Tide's defense.
They're going into the new season with the number one recruiting class once again (UGA took that position away from Bama the previous year). The Crimson Tide will have a reloaded roster full of five-star prospects and new coaches. Their first matchup of the 2019-2020 season will be against Duke.
After the loss to the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be seeking revenge this 2019-2020 football season.