Nick Saban Reiterates That “Distractions” Contributed To Alabama’s Loss To Clemson

first_img Alabama, which finished the regular season undefeated, knocked off Georgia in the SEC title game and dispatched Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, ultimately fell to Clemson in the national title game, 44-16.Clemson supporters, fair or not, believe that their team has not been given enough credit for the win.This year, the two programs are favored to reach the College Football Playoff yet again. If they meet in the event, it’ll be for the fifth year in a row. A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)A few months back, during an interview with Greg McElroy of the SEC Network, Alabama head coach Nick Saban offered up an explanation as to why the Crimson Tide were blown out against Clemson in the national title game. In short, Saban blamed it on“internal distractions” for both his players and coaches.Wednesday, at SEC Media Days, Saban doubled down. Saban noted that his players learned from the experience of losing. He also said that “personal numbers” may have been a contributing factor as to what went wrong against the Tigers.Clemson fans will likely roll their eyes at Saban’s words.Saban said the team will learn and get better after the Clemson game. He feels the team had too many distractions at the end of the year. Players need to focus on the team and not personal numbers. #SECMD2019 #ALABAMA #WBRC— Russell Jones (@russellwbrc) July 17, 2019last_img read more