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  • Published: 01 December 2019
  • Paul Finebaum and Emmanuel Acho recap Alabama's 48-45 loss to the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl. Finebaum says Nick Saban has failed to reestablish the "Alabama Factor" after the Crimson Tide's deflating loss to the Clemson Tigers in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. Finebaum also laments the fact that Saban has not been able to fill the voids left by his players that were drafted to the NFL from the previous season.

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  • busywl69
    busywl69  14 hours back

    shouldn't have ran his star QB into the ground

    • pete jones
      pete jones  19 hours back

      Does Saban even coach anymore? Alabama has so much talent that he just plugs in the next group of players with a rotation of coordinators running simple schemes. He’s just a ceo. A face. A known commodity. Saban has been known as a defensive coach yet whenever he plays a good offense he gets exposed.

      • clarence jones
        clarence jones  1 days back

        the poor bama kicker was so upset about missing that kick.he was going to hang himself in the locker room,but could not even kick the chair out from under himself,lol lol lol lol

        • clarence jones
          clarence jones  1 days back

          war eagle-bama sucks

          • Rodney Little
            Rodney Little  2 days back

            Paul is absolutely right in saying that Nick Saban lost the game.
            Before the second pick -six thrown by Jones, Alabama has the ball on the Auburn two yard line, first and goal. Najee Harris has been gashing holes in a tired AU defense, - so the alabama coaches get cute and try to throw the ball when it wasn't necessary. That was just plain- old stupid coaching!

            • Brandon
              Brandon  2 days back

              What?? Thought Bama was perfect like always!!!!

              • Ed Williams
                Ed Williams  2 days back

                Finebaum is a snake in my opinion. He appears to pander to whatever will get him more viewers. No respect for him. I hope Saban never gives him the time of day again.

                • Pack Pock
                  Pack Pock  2 days back

                  Alabama has accomplished a lot under Saban. But you can't win out every year. And other teams have gotten better. I would be surprised if he wins another title at Alabama. He's not getting any younger. But who knows.

                  • David Pyles
                    David Pyles  2 days back

                    And how many national titles does this Paul guy have ?

                    • Michael Peedin
                      Michael Peedin  2 days back

                      Finebaum is the king of criticism, is always negative, and makes his money and gets his fame off hammering SEC coaches.

                      • Jar Ahed
                        Jar Ahed  2 days back

                        I blame Auburn for Alabama loss

                        • Kenneth Land
                          Kenneth Land  2 days back

                          Finebaum dosen't know his azz from a hole in the ground!

                          • Rea Ality
                            Rea Ality  2 days back

                            This year (2019) Alabama and Auburn could play each other 10 times and each would win 5 of them.

                            • DoctorLarry
                              DoctorLarry  1 days back

                              This year Auburn and bama played and Auburn won 100%.

                          • david jones
                            david jones  2 days back

                            How about it was just a good ole rivalry shootout and someone lost because the rules see to it that that happens. Finebaum sucks

                            • Benjamin Hatfield
                              Benjamin Hatfield  2 days back

                              Injuries aren’t the only problems with the defense. I personally think Golding was not ready to lead on this big of a stage yet.

                              • Scba14 Scba14
                                Scba14 Scba14  2 days back

                                Paul is a moron he sits up there and blabs a few hours on radio to get paid. You cant find a step he made on the football field on google. Sure I like the free market which allows him to blab while many listen to him but this guy is somthing else. Plain and simple ive just never liked paul and his thoughts.

                                • Cindy Mauldin
                                  Cindy Mauldin  3 days back

                                  NOBODY CAN BE PERFECT 100% OF THE TIME!!!

                                  • Cindy Mauldin
                                    Cindy Mauldin  1 days back

                                    @clarence jones OOOH!!....SO YOU ARE WITH HIM 100% OF THE TIME THEN.
                                    WE GOT IT!!!

                                  • clarence jones
                                    clarence jones  1 days back

                                    not true,saban is a perfect asshole 100% of the time,lol

                                • ztarz99
                                  ztarz99  3 days back

                                  Finebaum still sucks, and he has the face for it.

                                  • Double D
                                    Double D  3 days back

                                    The black guy is stupid! Saying Nick can’t step between the lines to play. But, if Alabama was winning these games it would be because of Nick! All these talking heads have a opinion! You know what they say opinions are like [email protected], everyone has one.

                                    • Illuminated Crosshairs

                                      The same idiot that said Bama was the greatest ever , four weeks ago.........😳😳..😳😳

                                      • Silver Mine
                                        Silver Mine  3 days back

                                        Alabama looked like the Keystone Cops at the end of the Auburn game!

                                        • Hulk Smash
                                          Hulk Smash  3 days back

                                          All u haters do is look for what went wrong over the years. What about all the accomplishments? Bama has lost two games this year by a total of 8 points, with injured star players an a weak defense.

                                          • Dewitt Hardee
                                            Dewitt Hardee  3 days back

                                            The boss is always responsible for the good and the bad.

                                            • John Funk
                                              John Funk  3 days back

                                              Every dynasty ends.

                                              • John Funk
                                                John Funk  3 days back

                                                Are u kidding. He doesn’t play

                                                • AdamNetherton
                                                  AdamNetherton  3 days back

                                                  Recruiting is getting a bit more spread out. More teams are getting the better players. Plus I don't feel we've had quite the crop of awesome high school players the last few years as we've had in the past. So getting the best ones has been a war. That's why Alabama's defense isn't where has been in the past.

                                                  • Bass Huntet
                                                    Bass Huntet  3 days back

                                                    Rumours have it that tua and wadler are headed to the NFL.

                                                    • Mark Wills
                                                      Mark Wills  3 days back

                                                      Until they Lose it is Clemson - and then everybody else!!

                                                      • clarence jones
                                                        clarence jones  1 days back

                                                        clemson played nobody !that would be like playing vanderbilt

                                                    • Mark Wills
                                                      Mark Wills  3 days back

                                                      It is never Alabama's fault what has happened to Paul?? Paul, it was Clemson's fault that Alabama loses to them - They are a better team and a better program.

                                                      • script A
                                                        script A  3 days back

                                                        No excuses for this season........we should not have a D this bad. The offense has carried Bama for three years now.

                                                        • Warren Jackson
                                                          Warren Jackson  3 days back

                                                          Oh paul you love bama now you hate all teams. Saban is a poor loser.

                                                          • Philip Fontaine
                                                            Philip Fontaine  3 days back

                                                            I blame Auburn, Bama just got beat, although it was a awesome game, it could have gone either way.

                                                            • J Dub
                                                              J Dub  3 days back

                                                              Saban can no longer convince players to stay until their senior year with the promise of a championship. The playoff brought on the parody. Now Saban has had to deal with players leaving early just like LSU has dealt with for years. Kids can take the easier path to the championship at Clemson with less risk of injury. Parody is right!

                                                              • Keith Shannon
                                                                Keith Shannon  1 days back

                                                                J Dub - Your comment is a parody.
                                                                Alabama has been dealing with championships while kids bail early at LSU. Parity arrived 20 years ago

                                                            • S Flow
                                                              S Flow  3 days back

                                                              The loss of Tua is the reason Alabama is in this mess. Saban got greedy in the Miss St game. Up 35-7 he should have pulled Tua out. No Tua, no college playoffs. On to the cotton bowl...

                                                              • m
                                                                m  3 days back

                                                                Finebaum is a blowhard

                                                                • Mr. Wizard
                                                                  Mr. Wizard  4 days back

                                                                  I'm an Alabama supporter but I predicted this loss. Why? Starting QB injured. Weak secondary. Field goal kicker can't score under pressure.

                                                                  • Team-USA
                                                                    Team-USA  4 days back

                                                                    19 starters in defense... So how many defenders start the game?

                                                                    • Aaron Frampton
                                                                      Aaron Frampton  4 days back

                                                                      Absurd. Alabama will win 11 games after the bowl. No team can go 12-0 every year. Even the very best have ups and downs.

                                                                      • William Freeman
                                                                        William Freeman  4 days back

                                                                        Can’t win em all just as Vince Lombardi would be saying today

                                                                        • CrimsonTide
                                                                          CrimsonTide  4 days back

                                                                          The Dynasty is Dead LOL

                                                                          • Mark Pass
                                                                            Mark Pass  4 days back

                                                                            When is the last time a 10-2 team was left for Dead......¿????? If you want defense, we will give you defense in 2020. Look at what is s coming back! That defensive line will be 4 deep, line backers 4 deep defensive back field 2 deep...... We will put our "D" guts deep in anybody next year. We went 10-2 with freshmen..........

                                                                            • Gail Doss
                                                                              Gail Doss  4 days back

                                                                              Slimebaum loves Alabama football.

                                                                              • Laidoffsick
                                                                                Laidoffsick  4 days back

                                                                                He got out coached!

                                                                                • james huebner
                                                                                  james huebner  4 days back

                                                                                  Bama just has a nit great team this year. Lots of underclass starters and 1st year NFL players

                                                                                  • laserleftfoot ttt
                                                                                    laserleftfoot ttt  4 days back

                                                                                    LSU Bengal tigers, Clemson tigers? 'bama needs to stay away from tigers.

                                                                                    • Matthew Rider
                                                                                      Matthew Rider  4 days back

                                                                                      *I've noticed NO ONE from Alabama is actually complaining about Saban's coaching or record.*


                                                                                      *Maybe because only MORONS would try to criticize a coach, with a TOTAL of 6 losses, and two national championships, in just the last FIVE SEASONS.*

                                                                                      • DoctorLarry
                                                                                        DoctorLarry  1 days back

                                                                                        Saban has an undisciplined team - as evidenced by all the penalties. He also screwed up the 12-man substitution. That is bad coaching. bammers don't like to discuss those facts.

                                                                                    • Rockey Racoon
                                                                                      Rockey Racoon  4 days back

                                                                                      I love watching Saben throw a fit like a toddler

                                                                                      • Wandy Wexler Weslon
                                                                                        Wandy Wexler Weslon  4 days back

                                                                                        Bama has been nothing since they stopped GIVING them the national title