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  • Well, you know, to me, this team accomplished more almost than any team.

  • No disrespect.

  • Any other teams that we had or any championship teams.

  • But this team won 11 SEC games.

  • No other team has done that.

  • Ah, they won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC.

  • Ah, and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no real break in between.

  • Played 13 games, one undefeated.

  • With all the disruptions that we had in this season, I think there's quite a bit to write about.

  • When it comes to the legacy of a team.

  • I think we're the best team to ever play.

  • I mean, there's no team, however, play, uh, SEC schedule like that again.

  • Okay.

  • And so here's the crew that we have talking about it.

  • Dan Orlovsky, Joey Galloway, Jeff Saturday with us here this morning.

  • And for those who are just joining the conversation with us this morning, Joey Galloway, you hear the players there and Nick Saban saying this team accomplished more than any other.

  • I can understand the thinking behind that, but just when you watch that offense, was this the best team Nick Saban has had at Alabama I've been covering college football for I think, like eight years now.

  • And I think we've had this conversation about Alabama like four of those four times in those eight years.

  • Way keep coming back to Is he the greatest?

  • And then it's like, Is he greater than he was great last time?

  • He was the greatest, and then we go back to Is this team better than the last time we had the best team ever?

  • All I can say is this offense and what they were able to do, I think they won, like seven out of the 15 awards.

  • Uh, receiver, running back, offensive line, center.

  • Uh, quarterback.

  • They were terrific.

  • They're really good football team.

  • Uh, and we saw L s U S offense.

  • Last year we thought, Man, that's the greatest offense we've ever seen.

  • And then here comes Alabama to duplicate what they did.

  • I just don't know that they're as dominant on the defensive side is.

  • We've seen some of the Alabama teams of the past, but they were dominant when they needed to be in their biggest game last night against Ohio State.

  • But again, Joe, you covered the sport.

  • So let's say this about saving as well.

  • One of the true signs of greatness is adaptability and what he has done.

  • He used to win championships with the best defense is in the country and running the football.

  • And he fought against the direction the game has gone.

  • But at some point he realized, I can't stop it.

  • I can't beat it.

  • I gotta join it.

  • And all of a sudden they have the highest flying offense in college football.

  • This is an entirely different way to go about winning.

  • Joe.

  • Yeah, I agree with you.

  • And he was the guy that was saying, Hey, look, I don't like these offenses that they're moving fast, Uh, that, that air, keeping these kids on the field, they're wearing them down, and then he decides, Okay, if this is what if that's what you guys want to do, let me prove to you that better than you are doing it right now.

  • So it just shows you on, and I and I had a chance to be on the field for the Alabama spring game a number of times, and I've always said there is one thing I would do for this company.

  • for free.

  • Whether it's too, I would beat Dannon golf.

  • I would do that for free.

  • Then the other one is the other one is when I get a chance to stand next to saving and listen to him coach, that is one of the best football experiences anybody could ever have.

  • There is so much knowledge and he just sits there and he coaches everything about him is about winning football games.

  • So you sit there and you listen and I learned something every time I talk to this man and it has just been a joy to be around him in my time, so I could just imagine how these players feel about him haven't been coached by him.

  • OK, so now let's go to the game itself.

  • And Dan, I'm sure a lot of fans were watching the game, saying, Why isn't Ohio State covering Devante Smith?

  • He's the best player in the country.

  • He set every record there is.

  • He won the Heisman.

  • Why is he opened Allnut Long?

  • Dan, what's the answer?

  • Who's in house?

  • Who you gonna cover him with and how you gonna do it?

  • And it sometimes you just don't have the guy like it.

  • Sometimes you just look over there and say, Okay, we tried everything.

  • We put safeties on them.

  • We leaned our coverage.

  • We played too high.

  • We played man, we played zone.

  • We trap them.

  • We played like they tried a lot of different things greeny, and they put a lot of different guys on them.

  • But when you have a player like Devante Smith, that is incredibly talented, right?

  • He's fast, He's quick, he's sudden, he gets in and out of routes.

  • And then you match the intellect where he understands changing the tempo of his routes, the different way he seems off the line of scrimmage, the way he uses his body to lean into defenders.

  • When you take the physical talent and match it with the football intellect, good luck, like good luck.

  • You just can't cover them.

  • So this was more about Devante Smith being unguardable than it is.

  • Let's crush Ohio State for not being able to do what so many of us were sitting there going.

  • What do we do now that shouldn't have played so much man coverage?

  • I'll give you that shouldn't have played so much man coverage in the red zone, but it was about six being so great.

  • Meanwhile, Jeff Saturday it was the second half that didn't have an enormous amount of drama.

  • It was it was a domination by Alabama.

  • But I know there was a moment that really struck you late in that game.

  • Yeah, listen, I'm wearing my Alabama tied for my daughter Savannah.

  • Uh, you're not supposed to show by going there next year hater.

  • But listen, it's so much more than just the Wind and the Landon Dickerson at the end of the game.

  • The Center for the Crimson Tide goes out and takes a snap after tearing his A c L to look at the hubs.

  • Man like this is authentic.

  • This is dudes playing for each other.

  • We talk about the greatness of Nick Saban.

  • It's because the guys who were in this program play for each other.

  • It's not just about them.

  • It's about the guy next to him.

  • It's about the championship.

  • It's about the team.

  • It's all that idea that comes together in this program.

  • It is a thing of beauty.

  • I literally teared up watching it, and I flashed back to my own career, finishing off with Peyton Manning in the Pro Bowl like it matters and that Saban would send him in those last couple snaps to be able to do that.

  • It speaks so much.

  • It speaks volumes about what he cares about.

  • And that's the moment for that kid.

  • And it was just so special again teared up.

  • Fantastic way, the domination.

  • The game is secondary to that, in my opinion.

  • Yeah, you saw that video there.

  • Knicks have been getting picked up When it was over.

  • That was the player you're talking about landing because basically picked him up and carried him across the field.

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Well, you know, to me, this team accomplished more almost than any team.

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