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Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'


Added 08-23-19 05:06:01am EST - “Clemson walloped the University of Alabama in college football's national championship last season. Now perennial powerhouse Alabama is trying to learn from the loss.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure' ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban roams the field during practice in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide enters the season ranked No. 2 and aiming to reclaim its national championship throne. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

Alabama Coach Nick Saban roams the field during practice in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide enters the season ranked No. 2 and aiming to reclaim its national championship throne.

The University of Alabama's Crimson Tide have won five national championships in the past 10 years. "That's too many!" shout the haters, who especially love to pillory Alabama's stern head coach Nick Saban. But in Alabama — and especially the team's hometown of Tuscaloosa — there's mostly devotion.

A new college football season begins Saturday, and for the Crimson Tide, there is a renewed sense of mission. In last season's national championship game, Alabama got walloped by rival Clemson. With a new season upon us, Saban and his team are determined to, as he likes to say, "not waste a failure."

Coach Nick Saban barks plays during a recent Alabama football practice. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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