Considering where they were in Saban's tenure the Crimson Tide did well to win the SEC West, go 12-1, and get a major bowl. Some of the play calling and special teams play yesterday were a little weird for AL, but it was a good shot overall. Next year, unfortunately, they probably won't be 12-0.
Udate: Alabama will play Utah in the Sugar Bowl. One assumes it will be a 13-1 season.