The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
- George Orwell
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they donít have to worry about the answers.
ó Thomas Pynchon
I don't for a second think this game is the end of an era. It would be the end of our NC chances this year, and that's all. Ends of eras don't really occur by one single loss. They happen when a program's recruiting and player development fall off. Maybe all-star assistants get hired away, or some other team begins to steal away recruits that normally would have gone to your school. I think when Meyer lost Mullen and Charlie Strong (and Tebow) that's when that Florida era ended. It didn't end because we beat the hell out of them in Atlanta.
As long as we keep Coach Saban, I think this era of Alabama football continues on strongly. When he retires, then of course it's critical that his replacement be the right guy. It'll continue on if that occurs, or slowly erode if it doesn't. JMO.
Coach Saban's beats down the doubters yet again and comes out on top.