Alabama does not deserve a second chance

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Alabama is in quite the troubling situation due to their epic loss to Auburn. The once most domineering teams in college football, at least for the past decade, has fallen to the troubling and discouraging number 5 slot. This means that if College Football Playoff teams were to be selected today, the No. 5 Crimson Tide would not have made the cut. For Alabama to reenter the top four, they will need loses either Wisconsin and/or Oklahoma in their title games versus Ohio State and TCU.


The Crimson Tide has certainly been gossiped about differently due to their late season loss to now No. 4 Auburn.


Are the Crimson Tide even proficient enough to compete with the top four?


It seems popular belief would be a big hard no and we are on that bandwagon.


“I think this team deserves the opportunity to get in the Playoff by what they’ve been able to accomplish and what they’ve been able to do,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban stated. “Certainly not maybe in this game, but I think the team we played tonight is a very good football team – probably one of the best teams in the country.”


Nick Saban openly admitted they lost to one of the best teams in the country… This statement has quite a few problems. How could you claim your team deserves to play in the Playoffs when they lost to one of the teams currently in the top four? What makes you worthy? Nick Saban, you had your chance and you blew it.


The game we all watched Saturday night showed an unmistakable difference between the two teams. It is safe to say the Crimson Tide is not what it normally is this season and they just have to accept that.


Unfortunately, with the new system today they might likely return to the top four and just reinforce the popular belief; they do not deserve to be here.

Madeline Head

Sports Editor – Richmond 2day

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