The Alabama Crimson Tide placed on an explosive displaying of offense as they compiled 621 yards of whole offense as they captured their sixth Nationwide Championship since 2009. Within the course of, Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban broke Paul “Bear” Bryant’s document after his victory over Ohio State gave him 7 whole titles for his profession breaking a tie with the legendary coach.

This victory for Saban no doubt solidifies Saban as the best faculty coach of all-time. It’s wonderful how Saban retains the identical degree of consistency yr in and yr out with completely different casts of gamers and coaches. Saban is so good at what he does, Alabama is at all times a favourite to win the championship, and from the look of issues, he isn’t going to cease anytime quickly.

The Tide gained this sport in dominating vogue as they defeated the Buckeyes 52-24, and should you love offense, then this was the sport to look at. QB Mac Jones unloaded a vicious aerial assault on the Buckeyes protection whereas passing for 464 yards and 5 TDs. Jones additionally broke the FBS document held by former Texas QB Colt McCoy for completion share (77.4%) and his 5 TD passes have been tied for probably the most ever in a championship sport. RB Najee Harris didn’t disappoint both together with his efficiency as he totaled 178 yards from scrimmage with Three whole TDs. Harris tied an SEC document after scoring his 57th TD of his illustrious faculty profession. He additionally scored his 30th TD of the season which is also probably the most by a participant in a single season in SEC historical past. Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith saved his highest for final because it solely took him 2 quarters to tear the Buckeyes secondary to shreds as they discovered no technique to gradual him down it doesn’t matter what they tried. Single man protection, press protection, zone protection or double-teamed, Smith simply couldn’t be contained as he caught 12 passes on 13 targets for 215 yards on his technique to incomes Offensive MVP honors. After such a historic season, Smith nonetheless wasn’t completed setting information as he grew to become the all-time chief in receiving yards in SEC historical past racking up 3,965 for his profession. He additionally grew to become the single-season SEC document holder for many receiving yards in a single season with 1,856 yards. To place the icing on the cake, Smith and Harris grew to become the first teammates to attain Three TDs EACH in a Nationwide Championship sport.

Simply once we thought we noticed probably the most proficient offensive crew final season when Joe Burrow, LSU, and firm captured the 2020 Nationwide Championship, right here comes the Tide the very subsequent season averaging 48.5 factors per sport, the very best mark in SEC historical past. Six titles in twelve years for Saban as he caps off one other unimaginable season. It is a testomony to simply how nice of a coach he’s. This season exhibited Saban’s means to adapt as we are sometimes used to seeing Alabama’s id extra targeted on the protection, however this offense and the proficient gamers it options have been so deadly, to not slight the Tide’s protection in any means. It wasn’t like this offense needed to masks any flaws or recuperate from any errors or mishaps the defensive unit made. We’re simply used to seeing the Tide’s protection setting the tone as an alternative of their offense.

As anticipated, there will likely be main roster turnover at a number of positions because of gamers graduating and declaring for the NFL Draft, however as all of us have witnessed through the years, Alabama simply reloads and restocks their roster with much more expertise and finally ends up competing for extra titles. As soon as once more, Saban and Alabama ended up with the #1 recruiting class within the nation. It options two 5-star offensive linemen, JC Latham and Tommy Brockermeyer, who ought to get taking part in time early as freshmen. They may possible fill within the slots that Deonte Brown and Alex Leatherwood are anticipated to depart behind as projected 1st Spherical picks within the NFL Draft.

Expectations are at all times excessive in Tuscaloosa and it’s very attainable that we may see extra title runs by Saban and Alabama sooner or later.

Daniel I. Outerbridge

Daniel I. Outerbridge

A contributing author with aspirations and ambitions to change into a sports activities journalist.

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