"Never forget. 28-27."
That is the sign in the Alabama weight room, locker room, and around the practice facility.
With Spring practice underway in Tuscaloosa, Nick Saban isn’t letting his team forget how and why his team lost the Iron Bowl to Auburn.
Saban says, “We left points out there by errors that we made. And then to not be able to control the game in the second half was just as disappointing. You put the 24-0 score up there and then put the final score up, 28-27, and you say, ‘Are we ever going to let this happen again in terms of our psychological disposition to compete for 60 minutes?'”
It was fundamentals, too. And that’s what the Crimson Tide coaching staff is preaching this Spring.
Saban says, “The most important thing that you do in the spring is establish fundamentals. We lost games last year because of lack of fundamentals, and I’m talking about something as simple as how you carry the ball, which got punched out in the Auburn game. The ball wasn’t being carried right.”
“That’s an issue. That’s a fundamental. We made too many mental errors last year.”