“Well, I can’t predict any of that stuff”, Saban said as he picked up a bottle of soda at the podium.
But a much more dramatic shifting of sands is happening under Saban’s feet, whether he is willing to acknowledge it or not. “It just depends on how they respond to the loss”. And they never gave up the point totals that the recent Tide teams have surrendered. The Tide dropped from No. 2 to No. 12. Maybe this is a sign of things looking up for the Alabama kicker. Forget the fact that the ‘Canes were able to win in that first extra session; the meltdown at the end of the game was hauntingly reminiscent of the late-game meltdowns last season that put Golden on the hot seat in the first place.
Ole Miss is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 6-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-3-1 against the spread following a win.
Vanderbilt was 3-9 a year ago , 0-8 in the SEC in its first season under coach Derek Mason. “We just have to make a strong comeback and not let it affect our season”.
Alabama may have received the kickoff on Saturday, but within six seconds, Ole Miss recovered a fumble and Alabama’s defense was out on the field sooner than it expected. This wasn’t Johnny Manziel coming here and going insane in the middle of a legendary Heisman Trophy season.
Every Day Should Be Saturday’s Spencer Hall once described a particularly talented LSU defense as a “werewolf with a chainsaw for a dick”.
“We shoot for three a game”, Bridges said. “We gave them 31 points and it’s hard, especially in this conference, to do that and come out with a victory”. The Wildcats lost a tough home game to Florida, but can make up for it with a victory over Missouri. And some of the teams that were expected to sink did not, while others shocked news with massive leaps. As though they weren’t earned?
Alabama’s road doesn’t get any easier. Kelly bobbled a high snap on the play and threw off his backfoot as he was about to get tackled by multiple Bama defenders. Then, there were two big plays that changed the game.
Offensive line played ok in the game.
UCLA beat BYU and now sits in the driver’s seat to win the Pac-12 South. While there’s a lot more football left to play, the Bruins can be considered the best team in the conference after their rival USC’s slip up. “The first half, I thought our defense was dominant”.
Energy level doesnt seem to be Alabamas problem now. After an encouraging win over North Carolina to start the season, here the Gamecocks are with two straight SEC losses. On October . 17, it will have to deal with another team that can match up talent-wise in Texas A&M. But the LSU passing offense still looks bad .
But even if all of that happens and Alabama somehow winds up in the SEC Championship again, it will be defying the odds.