Remember all the hubris of Alabama when Colt McCoy got hurt? Yeah, the excuses pour forth like tears from an old man - "It's a cumulative effect of all the injuries we had," Saban told ESPN's Holly Rowe after the game. "… We've had a lot of guys that were critical parts of this team that didn't participate in this game." Special Excuses Conference they are. Like only Alabama suffered any significant injuries this year.