Coaches from around the SEC spoke anonymously to Athlon Sports about each program. When it came to their assessment of Alabama, it’s pretty evident that motivation will be a huge factor for 2019.From Athlon Sports:“Maybe the best thing for this year’s team was losing that national title game the way they did. They were outplayed, outcoached and got whipped on the lines. Now they’re going to reload with the best roster in the league, but Nick Saban has all the motivation he needs.”“This is another national championship team, and they have the benefit of building off of last year’s loss. They’ll come out angry and focused.”Another interesting comment from an SEC coach revolved around the turnover on the coaching staff. They thought an issue for Alabama was the lack of consistency from position coaches.We’ll find out soon enough if Alabama can bounce back from last season’s devastating finish. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field during warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)College football is just around the corner, and once again, Alabama is considered one of the favorites. Nick Saban and his staff are looking to rebound from an embarrassing loss to Clemson in the national championship.For years, the Crimson Tide have dominated their opponents. Roles were reversed during the championship game, as the Tigers won by 28 points.With Saban back for revenge and Tua Tagovailoa under center for his junior season, Alabama is poised for another great year.Although losing in blowout fashion wasn’t ideal for the Crimson Tide, opposing coaches in the SEC believe it could be the best thing for them heading into next season.
zoom Singapore-based special purpose companies Diamond LNG Shipping 1 and Diamond LNG Shipping 2, jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line, have secured a loan worth JPY 41.6 billion (USD 340 million) to finance purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers.The loan agreement was signed with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and is co-financed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.Each of the two entities secured a loan worth JPY 20.8 billion, with JBIC financing the majority of up to JPY 14.5 billion.The loans are intended to finance the procurement of LNG tankers to be used mainly for transporting LNG produced by the Cameron LNG project located in the U.S., in which MC, NYK Line, and other Japanese companies participate.“These loans will contribute to securing for Japan a long-term and stable supply of LNG that has become increasingly important in recent years as fuel for power generation, while applying the know-how of Japanese shipping companies,” Japan Bank said.