Nothing left to prove.
The Alabama Crimson Tide showed Ohio State what every other Tide opponent has learned this COVID-laced season. Alabama is the biggest, baddest and best college football team in the land. The Tide demolished most of their opponents and capped it off by whipping the Buckeyes 52-24 in the national championship game Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
I had predicted the Tide would win 35-21 but Alabama’s offense scored 35 points by halftime. They gave coach Nick Saban his seventh national championship, the most ever for a major college coach. This was Alabama’s 18th national title.
As an Auburn alum, I’m happy for the Tide. I’m happy for the Southeastern Conference which went 7-2 in bowl games.
But I’ve got to admit, I’m envious. I want my Tigers to be celebrating on that stage someday with the championship trophy under a shower of confetti.
Auburn has a new coach now, Bryan Harsin. He has the unenviable task of trying to match wits with Saban in recruiting and in establishing a winning process. Good luck with that.
Hopefully our Tigers will be competitive and eventually on the same level as our intrastate rival which just completed a perfect 13-0 campaign. The Tide are the GTS – Greatest of This Season – and perhaps the GOAT, Greatest of All Time.