Let's translate for you beyond the X's and O's that you don't understand particularly well either.
Saban said, "Basically, I think this team over-achieved." Translation: They managed to win back-to-back BCS championships which hadn't previously been achieved. And they did it with a heavy complement of four- and five-star recruits (Landon Collins, anyone?), with a smattering of three-stars and three All-American offensive linemen and three more AA's on defense and a couple more soon-to-be All-Americans like next season. So there wasn't a whole lot of "overachieving" necessary. Capisce?
link“To be honest, I think this team has kind of exceeded expectations,” Saban said. “If you look at all the players that we lost last year, the leadership that we lost, the injuries that we’ve had
'Bama did indeed exceed expectations. They were the preseason No. 2 and finished No. 1 by winning the national championship. So that's exceeding expectations - though it's all relative of course to what expectations you're exceeding - or unexceeding (thinking of those co-consensus preseason No. 1's the Who and USKitty-LitterC).
The over achievers were in College Station. Bama did what they had to do and are the champions. The BCS title game was a joke but until we have a playoff we will get to have these debates every year.
'I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama