Julio Jones is a Nick Saban disciple. He’s Alabama Crimson Tide through and through, so his thoughts on the title game are not insignificant.
Neither is the stark truth he laid out.
Speaking with TMZ Sports, Jones said, “Dabo (Swinney) was just the better coach and they were the better team.”
That’s a heaping serving of hard truth there. But in no way is Jones wrong here.
Swinney and his staff 100 percent out-coached Saban and Co. In fact, it wasn’t even close. The big play that stands out to everyone is the pathetic fake field goal that Clemson swallowed up. But overall the entire game was like watching a tomcat in his prime toy with a kitten, and the scoreboard reflected that to perfection.