Bama fails to reach expectations in 2010
By Kirk McNair
November 29, 2010
Alabama football is licking its wounds and asking questions of itself. A year ago the Crimson Tide were the kings of the college football world, undefeated and headed for what may have been the most grand season in storied Bama history. That 2009 team would win its record 22nd Southeastern Conference championship, go to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (where Alabama tradition really started in 1926) for its record 57th bowl appearance, defeat Texas for the first time, and win its record 32nd bowl game. Along the way, the Tide had the Heisman Trophy winner among a record six All-American first team players.
Expectations were sky high for 2010. Whether those expectations were realistic can be argued, because five of those six All-American players were not returning. And it didn