Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide team will be looking back at their best season in the history of college football.
The Crimson Tide and the NCAA’s top-ranked offense and defense will meet in the SEC Championship Game for the fourth time in program history on Saturday at the Alabama-Tennessee Dome.
“It’s a great year,” Saban said of the 2016 campaign.
“We have a great group of guys, I think we have the best offensive line in the country.
We have a terrific defense, and we had a great offense that’s going to be in contention this year.
We had the most successful year in our history.
It was a great team effort and the best season ever.
It is a tremendous honor for the team, and a tremendous accomplishment for the coach.
We were just one of a few teams to be able to go back to the national title game.””
It is a great honor to be one of the two that’s played in the national championship game,” Saban added.
“It was one of those things that I didn’t think we would do.”
“A great team year.
We had a team that was great, a great offensive line, great defense.
We got to go up against a very good Tennessee team that’s got a lot of talent on both sides of the ball,” Saban continued.
“I think we had an outstanding team, but I think the season that we had in the first half, we had to put together.
The season’s other highlight was the team’s ability to score at a high level.”
But this team has done it again and we’re going to put it behind us.”
The season’s other highlight was the team’s ability to score at a high level.
Alabama led the SEC with 1,094 points and the SEC West was tied with LSU with 921.
Tennessee led the nation with 5,821 points and Texas A&M was tied for second with 3,945.
In the SEC, Alabama was 10th nationally with 6,839 points and led the conference with 10 conference championship games.
In addition to being the first team to lead the league in scoring, the Tide led the league with the fewest points allowed per game.
The Crimson Tide were ninth nationally with 31.4 points per game and were sixth nationally with 29.5 points per contest.
“That’s our job as a team to put the ball in the hands of the players, which we did,” Saban told ESPN.
“And we got to do that at a very high level, which is what we need to do.”
The Crimson Aces will look to extend their run of six consecutive SEC Championship Games to 10 in 2018 when they travel to face the Texas A & Mays.