Dec 082019

This is the sixth annual College Football Playoff, and the first in which Alabama has not been selected.

That is really remarkable, and perfectly embodies what I had to say years ago, before Nick Saban coached his first Alabama game, about what “‘Bama’s back” means. Alabama’s a legitimate threat every year, and despite breathless declarations of the dynasty being over, I don’t see any significant evidence for that yet.

Alabama was close to getting in this year, but there were enough hampering circumstances that I hope it never felt tantalizingly so. In the Citrus Bowl against Michigan, I’d like to see something more like the 2011 Capital One Bowl than the 2009 or 2014 Sugar Bowl.

(You know, a team excited about building for the following season instead of one disappointed not to be playing for the national title.)

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