Stanford might be feeling a little salty these days.

The Pac-12 champions easily disposed of Iowa in Friday’s Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., and were left out of the national championship picture with losses to Northwestern and Oregon on their resume.

Still, they had one of the most dynamic players in Christian McCaffery, the Heisman runner up with a campaign some people still have not let go, and are playing as good as any team in the nation.

So naturally, now that the season is over and the opportunity is lost, the players want more. Stanford senior offensive guard Joshua Garnett would love one more game and let fans know that as he walked off the field in Pasadena, calling out the favorite to win the National Championship, with that familiar phrase:

Just about anyone who does anything good these days says “We want Bama.” It is the kind of respect Alabama has gained in the last decade under Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide have won three national championships since 2009 and have a shot at their fourth in seven seasons next week against the Clemson Tigers.

It is really impressive with the ubiquity the “We want Bama” mentality has become. Every team that has accomplished anything seems to put their focus squarely on beating Alabama as a measuring stick of success. That is even when the Tide are not having a championship-contending year (a rare thing).

The Crimson Tide have become the standard across all college football. And it does not seem like that is changing.