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Nick Saban reveals ‘enormous difficulty’ resulting in unhealthy snaps in Alabama’s crushing loss to Michigan

Nick Saban reveals ‘enormous difficulty’ resulting in unhealthy snaps in Alabama’s crushing loss to Michigan


The ultimate play of the Alabama-Michigan Faculty Soccer Playoff Semifinal remains to be a sizzling matter, because it ended with Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe nosediving into his offensive line on fourth-and-goal to lose in additional time. 

Seth McLaughlin is on the middle of the argument, actually, as he botched the snap to Milroe, who caught it at his shoelaces and seemingly panicked, understanding the Crimson Tide wanted a rating and and additional level to maintain the season alive. 

McLaughlin botched snaps within the second half, too, which led to many ridiculing him because it has been a difficulty for the Crimson Tide all season. 

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Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Seth McLaughlin, #56, ready to hike the soccer throughout the faculty soccer SEC Championship sport between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs on Dec. 2, 2023 on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, making his weekly look on “The Pat McAfee Present,” mentioned the snapping troubles, particularly on the ultimate play. 

“It wasn’t a fantastic snap. It was a low, shoelace snap. Which now you don’t have your eyes up. It makes it tougher to make these sort of cuts.”

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Replay confirmed Milroe having a large open lane to his left created by an offensive lineman pulling over to that aspect. Nevertheless, he merely sprinted proper into his line, and the Wolverines celebrated as Milroe was taken down nearly instantly. 

Saban, although, pointed to a “enormous difficulty” that he says contributed to the unhealthy snaps.

Nick Saban ponders in thought

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban walks onto the sector earlier than the CFP Semifinal Rose Bowl Recreation in opposition to the Michigan Wolverines at Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2024 in Pasadena, California. (Ryan Kang/Getty Photos)

McLaughlin thought he was listening to Milroe clap, indicating to snap the ball. 

“However our middle was pondering that any individual was making a noise that appeared like clapping,” Saban mentioned. “And he was snapping the ball early generally and once we weren’t prepared generally. That’s an enormous difficulty for our quarterback.”

Nevertheless, Saban didn’t deny the truth that Milroe and McLaughlin had not been on the identical web page all season, with unhealthy snaps and miscommunication throughout video games. Saban additionally famous that he and McLaughlin mentioned the snaps after the Rose Bowl. 

Nick Saban stares on field

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban runs off the sector at halftime throughout the CFP Semifinal Rose Bowl Recreation in opposition to the Michigan Wolverines at Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2024 in Pasadena, California. (Ryan Kang/Getty Photos)

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McLaughlin, who was on the Rimington Trophy watch checklist earlier than the beginning of the season, (the award for finest middle within the nation), is reportedly set to depart Alabama and enter the switch portal. 

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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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