Nick Saban on Clemson loss: "I'll never get over it"


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Swinney and Saban are good friends (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Swinney and Saban are good friends (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 in last year's College Football Playoff title game. However, Alabama head coach Nick Saban still isn't over the sting and heartbreak of the last second gut-wrenching loss.

"I'll never get over it because you never do with those kind of losses," Saban told ESPN. "I never got over the returned field goal at Auburn. I never got over playing poorly against Ohio State and losing that game late. And then in this game, we didn't play very well, and Clemson did when they had to. That's what eats at you."

Saban can't figure out what happened to some of his players that didn't perform up to their potential. It was probably that Washington and Clemson were just two tough opponents that matched up well against Alabama.

"Something happened to our team from the SEC championship game to the playoff," Saban said. "You look at the Clemson game, and our really good players didn't play very well. But Clemson was a damn good team. They were the best team we played against with the best quarterback, and where we needed to play well, we didn't."

Saban reiterated that he is having a tough time moving past his last game.

"But we didn't play to our strengths, and that's my fault. That's the part that's hard to get over."

It won't get too much easier for Saban as the Crimson Tide will open up the 2017 football season against ACC powerhouse Florida State on Sat, Sept 2.

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spacer Alabama didn't play well????
njones63®
spacer Re: Alabama didn't play well????
TWALEXA
spacer I get it...
grover173
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The GM
spacer Re: I get it...
Tiger1616Dad
spacer Dabo has the same mentality. He focuses on Clemson.
Caddie
spacer Re: Dabo has the same mentality. He focuses on Clemson.
The GM
spacer Re: Alabama didn't play well????
mikebmike
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GSCtiger
spacer Boo Hoo....go pay for for some 5 stars..***
ClemsonSCTiger
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TigerMascot25
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ZeeGantt®
spacer Didn't play well my a$$. We took their best shot and got
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer Re: Didn't play well my a$$. We took their best shot and got
TAFC_5_81
spacer Point - true. After the '15 NC game, Dabo was laser focused_
Tropical
spacer Also, if we don't break contain at DE on 3rd and 16
RenegadeTiger®
spacer Very reasonable comments. All great coaches, players & teams
Tropical
spacer Re: Very reasonable comments. All great coaches, players & teams
The GM
spacer people like that do break... they break down muttering
Knuck
spacer Re: people like that do break... they break down muttering
The GM
spacer In competition, preparation is never done in isolation
Knuck
spacer "internal sphere of focus and a dogma..."
Tim317
spacer Two examples of the opposite ...Petrino & Jimbo
Tropical
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ZeeGantt®
spacer Sounds like Nick is living in another state
catfan®
spacer Why are we posting highlight videos made by Bama fans. Half
warren
spacer Three clear targeting crown of helmet to helmet NOT called
tigeron®
spacer "Washington and Clemson" ??? What the he!! does Wasington
SolidVerbal
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allorangeallthetime52®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer "But we didn't play to our strengths, and that's my fault."
tigerband1®
spacer Only way to get over it is to quit coaching college foot.***
ObiWan
spacer Losing sleep making 10 million/yr. Rough life.***
ColaTownTiger
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Forever Clemson®
spacer SEC! SEC! SEC! Hang on... Those coattails are stretching...***
SOLOS®
spacer Re: SEC! SEC! SEC! Hang on... Those coattails are stretching...***
Forever Clemson®
spacer Doesn't "imply" for me... I NEVER had a love fest for Nicki.
SOLOS®
spacer Re: Doesn't "imply" for me... I NEVER had a love fest for Nicki.
Forever Clemson®
spacer Correct. I don't. I only read about the results.....***
SOLOS®
spacer He'll get over it next year
BengalBilly
spacer Good***
cundvale®
spacer His anguish makes the championship that much sweeter
ClemsonBarry
spacer I absolutely can't stand highlight videos with bad
WolfMan2
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mikebmike
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