Coach Kirby Smart’s defense is not why they won. They won because Nick Saban had to resort to an on-side kick-off.
In fact, Coach Kirby Smart’s freaking defense couldn’t stop shit.
The ONLY reason why Alabama won was because Alabama SCORED 45 POINTS !
It was, therefore EXACTLY as I demanded pre-game that he get his ass here instead that it did not turn out well for his predecessor here EITHER getting SHUT-OUT as the Offensive Coordinator at FSU.
We waited 6 weeks and 2 days after we fired the last guy for NOT being interested in winning here EITHER !
And, he started off poorly as well, wanting to show up here February 17 and finally just did prior to the Signing Date. Then, he promptly knocked the lid off this # 11 All-Time Wins’ Program going 8-4.
Behind the damned proverbial 8-ball all season long.
I told him, too, to get his ass here on December 20, 2000 when Vince Dooley then gave him this job.
Y’all told me THEN how it would be free publicity for US that he does so well in the national championship game !
I told you he would NOT.
That we needed him here December 20, 2000 and that Bobby Bowden would be better-off turning him loose to get here and do his new job that he should be excited to be here for !
Fast forward again now 15 years 6 weeks and 2 days later now today, and
It’s déjà vu all over again.