Mark Edwards In My Opinion: Bama’s loss isn’t the end of the world
by Mark Edwards
medwards@annistonstar.com
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Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) hangs his head on the field after he fumbled and Oklahoma scored to seal the win for the Sooners. The Alabama Crimson Tide played the Oklahoma Sooners in the 80th Annual Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) hangs his head on the field after he fumbled and Oklahoma scored to seal the win for the Sooners. The Alabama Crimson Tide played the Oklahoma Sooners in the 80th Annual Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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It was just one game, but it seems hard to persuade Alabama followers that Alabama’s Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma isn’t an indication that horrible times are ahead.

Yes, it was embarrassing for the Crimson Tide. Yes, the Alabama defense capped its worst year since 2007 with a dreadful performance. Yes, the offensive line looked awful. Yes, Nick Saban enters his eighth season with no AJ McCarron and the quarterback position unsettled for the first time since he arrived on campus. Yes, the cornerbacks were an issue all year.

But it was just another run-of-the-mill bowl. It isn’t the end of the world. I promise.

Alabama will rebuild.

The Crimson Tide survived Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Price and Mike Shula. It will survive this.

Alabama has questions to answer as it enters spring training, but that’s the same every year, no matter what happened the previous season.

It’s just one game. Nothing more.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com. Twitter: @MarkSportsStar
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