Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
I begged for the refs to refrain from putting that 1 second back on the clock when Yeldon ran out of bounds... I knew exactly what was fixing to happen. And I'll be ***damned if it didn't....
Saban is supposed to take that game into overtime after a hail mary attempt.... not attempt a 57 yard field goal with a freshman kicker in Jordan-Hare stadium....in the biggest Iron Bowl since '71..... with a bunch of offensive lineman on the field for the 98% chance that the kick comes up short.
Alabama came out and played tight from the beginning... which I understand. They were the team with all the pressure. Alabama had plenty of opportunities to put the game away, but they didn't do it because of penalties, mental mistakes, coaching mistakes, and missed FG's all game long.
Auburn played to win. I tip my cap to 'em. I've been part of Iron Bowls for nearly 45 years... this was the best one. The outcome irrelevant to how this game will be viewed in the annals of college football history.
I hope they go win it all somehow.... I hope they have the opportunity to force somebody to rip that trophy straight from the hands of the mecca of college football... the state of Alabama... much less the SEC.
Listen, Nick Saban is a great coach, but he ain't in Bear Bryant's category, nor was he ever close to it. Whether it be on the radio, tv, newspaper, or anywhere else.... I always cringe at the Saban/Bryant comparisons that they try to make. He doesn't have the mental toughness of Coach Bryant.