Motivation wasn’t the problem for Alabama in its 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl; Alabama was beaten by a better team.
After missing the national title game by one second and about 105 yards, Alabama returns to the field on Jan. 2 to face Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
The college football bowl season for the SEC begins this week and with it comes 10 games in seven days. The key to success in the bowl games is preparation and focus.
The SEC's 10 bowl teams don't begin competition until Dec. 30. When they do it will be an avalanche of SEC action with nine teams in five days.