There's red hot, then, there's WHITE HOT!!!
He already has one for the thumb, and now Nick Saban is looking to tie the legendary Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant with his SIXTH national crown. Thought that Clemson would give Alabama a tougher fight in the semi-final game, but the Crimson Tide was just OVERWHELMING. Will they do it again? Lane Kiffin thinks so. Some of you might not like the Kiff, some might love him. We lean toward the love. Why? Remember when he tweeted about not covering a spread. It was in a November game against Marshall. His Owls closed as a 6.5 point favorite, and won, 30-25. Didn’t cover. Why? Florida Atlantic led 30-23 with 14 seconds left when Kiffin had his punter run out of the end zone for an intentional safety rather than risk having the punt blocked. After the game, Kiffin wrote on his Twitter account, “Didn’t want to cover because of too much rat poison, which was a reference to a Nick Saban line. Love him or detest him, the Kiff knows his ball. Here’s what he had to say about the National Championship Game. “It's the matchup that Alabama wanted. If you look at who beats Alabama, it's spread teams with a quarterback that can move around like Baker Mayfield. They probably wouldn't admit it, but Alabama would prefer this matchup rather than the other way. Whenever Alabama has played the more traditional offenses, that is when Alabama usually shuts them down -- the Georgias, the LSUs. So that favors them.” TOTALLY agree with Kiff. And if you think ‘Bama has any trouble on the road, their 20-2 record the last three years SCREAMS NO. When it comes to the teacher, Nick Saban, vs. the student, Kirby Smart, c’mon, NO FREAKIN’ contest. Why? The numbers tell the story. Darth Saban has pitched an 11-0 PERFECTO against his former assistants. His is 3-0 against Derek Dooley, 3-0 against Jim McElwain, 2-0 against Will Muschamp, 2-0 against Mark Dantonio and 1-0 against Jimbo Fisher. But the CRAZY number is, the Tide has outscored the opposition 427-111 in thoss 11 wins. Did I say FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN to ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN! Hellz yea. That’s ONLY an average of 28 points per game. Obviously, more than enough to cover this tiny spread. There’s only one thing left to say. This IS MY BEST BET BABY!