Alabama Vs. LSU: A Year Without A Crystal Football

SB Nation's Roll Bama Roll takes stock of the 2010 Crimson Tide after Saturday's 24-21 loss to LSU, and confronts the sobering prospect of that rare year without a national title bid:

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, it would seem. We've written for weeks here at RBR that we would find out for certain what this team was made of when we made the road trip to play LSU, and I'm afraid to say that indeed came to fruition. Unfortunately, the returns simply are not what we had hoped for. We are not a bad team by any stretch of the imagination, but having said that we are not really a particularly good team either, and we are certainly nothing resembling a great team (no matter how loosely defined). No offense to LSU, they clearly deserved to win yesterday afternoon, but had we really been as good as we had all hoped (and some expected), we would have won this game with no great difficulty.

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