SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Alabama had lost games before Clemson blew them out in this year’s national title game. Just two years earlier, they had even lost another championship game to the Tigers.But this year’s matchup was different, because he saw something we never see happen to the Crimson Tide. They got dominated.In the month since that loss, many analysts have been left trying to diagnose what went wrong for Alabama against Clemson. Nick Saban has offered up his own thoughts on the matter.Saban was asked about what caused his team to fall flat on that fateful night in Santa Clara.Here’s the transcript of Saban’s response, via 247Sports’ Brad Crawford:“To me, we kind of have the Alabama factor around here that has always helped us be successful,” Saban said. “That’s having a team that plays with a lot of discipline, that’s having a team that everybody sort of is responsible and accountable to do their job at a high level and a standard and everybody puts the team first, alright. So, that’s the standard. It’s up to the individual players to do that. And if I thought that we weren’t doing that in one game or 10 games, I would address it with the players and make sure that everybody was on board with those principles and values that’s helped us be successful.“And I don’t think we played in that game with the Alabama factor. So, everybody needs to understand that and respond to it. If you lose your humility, it sort of creates, ‘I’m above doing things the way I need to do them to prepare for a game and go play in a game against good competition. And if I put my own agenda ahead of the team or winning, it’s going to have some effect on my performance.’ So, if I think those things are existing in the program, I think that they need to be addressed. And they have been.”Basically, Alabama might have gotten complacent and lost its mental edge and sharpness. You can bet Saban will be working all offseason to ensure that doesn’t happen again on the big stage.Alabama and Clemson are expected to be two of the top four teams in the country again in 2019, so the chance to get some immediate revenge in the College Football Playoff is a possibility for the Tide.
Reuters TurinMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 18:44 IST Massimiliano Allegri led Juventus to five straight Seria A titles and four Coppa Italia crowns (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMassimiliano Allegri will leave Juventus at the end of the seasonAllegri led Juventus to the Seria A title this year but lost in the Champions LeagueAllegri will attend a press conference with club president Andrea AgnelliJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is leaving after five seasons in which they dominated Serie A, the Italian club said on Friday.”Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019-2020 season,” the club said in a statement, announcing a news conference for Saturday.His departure could open the way for the return of Antonio Conte, who left Juventus in 2014 to take charge of the Italian national side.The 51-year-old has won Serie A in each of his five seasons with the Turin club, helping them become the first side to win the Italian league eight times in a row.They also won the Coppa Italia in his first four seasons in charge and were Champions League runners-up in 2015 and 2017.However, this season was still seen as a disappointment as the signing of five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo failed to prevent Juventus being knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Ajax Amsterdam.Allegri, who spent much of his playing career as a midfielder in Serie B, said immediately after that defeat that he wanted to stay at the club.He had arrived at Juventus six months after being sacked by AC Milan, whom he had led to the Serie A title at the first attempt in 2011 after earning coaching plaudits at Cagliari.He was initially greeted with hostility at Juventus; supporters hurled eggs at his car as he arrived for his first training session. But he quickly won the fans over as the club continued their dominance of Serie A.advertisementHis final game in charge will be at Sampdoria on May 26.Also Read | Will give our 100 per cent: Sunil Chhetri on Igor Stimac’s appointmentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Massimiliano AllegriFollow JuventusFollow Serie AFollow Italian football Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of seasonJuventus announced on Friday that manager Massimiliano Allegri will leave the club at the end of the season.advertisement Next
Meknes – Nora Belahcen Fitzgerald, the founder of the Amal Association for Culinary Arts in Marrakech, lends a helping hand to disadvantaged Moroccan women by getting them involved in business and improving their lives through her humanitarian project, “From Kitchen to Company Leader.”One of only five women from the Mediterranean region, Nora is a candidate for the “Women for Change” award bestowed every year by the Orange Foundation. The annual award honors the most committed woman who devotes herself to aiding marginalized women in her country.Nora founded her non-profit organization in 2013 in Marrakech, inspired by the social services of Aicha Echenna’s Association to help single mothers, widows and homeless beggars, and encourage them to reintegrate into society. Belahcen initially conceived of creating a platform for women to focus their energies, when she had once met several women in need in Marrakech. Her six-month training program includes training regarding local and global cuisine and personal development courses.Nora’s philanthropic program aims to improve the situation of indigent women by funding them to set up their own culinary micro-business or by finding them other employment to take them on the road to financial independence by managing their own future affairs.Nora is the mother of three children. She was born in Marrakech to American parents. She studied in the United States and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Spanish. Afterwards, inspired by daily confrontation with homeless beggars and needy women, she returned to Morocco and launched her charitable project.Nora has revived the hope and secured the welfare of more than 55 beneficiaries who have finished their training. 80% of them are currently employed by restaurants and other companies.Winners of the award receive 25,000 euros to fund women’s businesses and advance them toward a brighter future.ALC Fès Talent Show