Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saban Bowl round 2 to Alabama

Wow what a game! I know you all watched it, but wow. This was a great test for Alabama. We came from behind and won, we won in OT, and we are now 10-0 (6-0). We are still #1 in the BCS, AP, and coaches poll. This also snapped a 5 game losing streak to LSU. The good news is we are still not getting respect. The latest bowl predictions show us playing in the Sugar Bowl as the losers of the SEC title game to Florida. Great job to JP. He was 15/31 (yes I want to harp on the fact that he was less than 50%, but he had some good plays), 215 yards and no TD’s. It was great, he didn’t get us beat, even with an interception. Julio caught 7 passes for 126 yards, who according to CBS commentators was having a bad game because he was a freshman. I can’t wait to see what he can do at a sophomore level! Coffee continues to be the most important part to our team. He is a great runner, 26 carries for 126 yards. Game review here. MSU game is going to be a 6:45 game. I like for Coach Nicks review of the game. Don’t forget to vote for Alabama in the Pontiac Game changer.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Were Number 1!!!!!!

Just seemed the right title. So if you didn’t know, we are the BCS # 1 for the first time this year. I really do not want to be number 1, I liked number 2. We were hailed for not being that good. Even during the Florida/Georgia beat down they stated that Florida would rather play an unbeaten Alabama team in the SEC championship. I know Coach Saban will squash any thought that we are number one (Sighting past comments, and looking at what we have done in not finishing). Way to go guys with the last two games. Your domination of Tennessee was impressive, especially the way you finished. Thanks for the first shut out since 2005 this weekend in beating the Red Wolves ( Former Indians). Great job Ingram (12 carries, 113 yards.) and Julio and Marquis Maze looked pretty good to. Yet again we finished a game, looking stronger in the second half than in the first. ( We are 37-6 in the second half in the last two games). Now for the pessimistic look that you have been waiting for. We play a real team this week in LSU. JP was still 15/28. Didn’t hit a pass for over 25 yards, and looked shaky at times. The good news is he looks better than even 3 weeks ago. LSU is not as bad as they looked against Georgia. They will score over 20 points in this game. We have to play our game. Keep their offense off the field and let our defense rest. Mount Cody will hopefully be back this week. All we need in to win two out of the three remaining games to go to the SEC championship game. If you look at the rankings, with the new rank of Florida at 4, it sets up for the SEC championship to be the precursor to the (game that will not be spoken of). I will caution, we have been here before, 9-0, LSU at home, lost next two games and went to play Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl. LSU is a major game, we all know this. I hope we don’t fall asleep for MSU also. ROLL TIDE ROLL. Great job guys, lets just keep finishing. Just a side note, Texas Tech looks like the fastest thing in the Big 12. They made Texas look like a joke.