Nick Saban KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 23: Greg McElroy #12 and Nick Saban the Head Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide are pictured during a timeout in the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Alabama quarterback and ESPN college football analyst Greg McElroy had some interesting comments about the Alabama football program.

McElroy is questioning if indeed if the Alabama dynasty may be over.

“Well, right now, Alabama feels like it’s at a little bit of a crossroads,” McElroy said, according to Mike Rodak of “This is the first time I have legitimate concerns.”

“I’ve never ever, not one time after a loss, after a season, felt like the best of Alabama might be behind us. This is the first time where I think it’s possible. That’s a little bit concerning. … I’m not one to say the dynasty is dead. I will not say that, but there are things that must get addressed, and get addressed quickly, if they are going to get back to the top of college football. Because they’re not there right now, and for the first time in a long time, I don’t think they’re the best program at the moment.”

Alabama has lost two games this year by a total of four points this year but it’s the way Alabama lost that has McElroy and others express concern about the Tide.

When asked about McElroy’s comments, Nick Saban said this:

“We lost two games by a total of four points, both on the last play of the game. Are there are a lot of things we could do better? Are we satisfied with where we are as a team? Absolutely not,” Saban said.

“But at the same time, sometimes when the standard is so high, there may be some occasion where you don’t quite meet the standard and the expectation that everybody has for you. I do think that standard and expectation has not been something that has helped this team focus on the right things. Stay focused on the process, not get so concerned about the results you get, but what you’ve got to do to get the results. That’s something we’ve been trying to emphasize with them.”

McElroy concluded by saying  “This program has lost who they were. There is a little bit of that. This program does not resemble the team that played three-and-a-half hours earlier [Saturday] in the Georgia Bulldogs.”

{Mike Rodak}

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Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.