Breaking Down the Alabama Defense

ESPN.com does a great job of breaking down the numbers on the Alabama defense and makes the case that this could be one of the best in college football history.

Win two more games and they can argue their case.  Lose one of the next two and it won’t matter.

Friday Picture: The Tide

img_1720If there’s a good thing about being so busy at work, it may be that it has kept my mind from being anxious over something coming up on December 31st:  Alabama vs. Washington in the Peach Bowl.

Actually, I don’t think I would be that anxious about this game.  But, for sure, being busy has kept me from thinking about it very much.  The real anxiety would come in the next game — if we make it that far — against either Ohio State or Clemson.


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Biggest Play of the Nick Saban Era at Alabama?

There have been lots of big plays in the Nick Saban era at Alabama, but perhaps none as big as Eryk Anders’ sack of Garrett Gilbert in the 2010 Rose Bowl.  That win capped an undefeated season for the Tide and secured Saban’s first title at Alabama and the school’s 13th overall.

Alabama knocked Texas quarterback Colt McCoy out of the contest early and built a big lead.  But true freshman Gilbert led a second half comeback and the Longhorns were only down three and had momentum and the football late in the fourth quarter.  That’s when Anders showed up huge, knocking the ball free from Gilbert and setting up a recovery by Courtney Upshaw.

CFP: How it Should Be

Here are the four teams the college football playoff committee should select:

  1. Alabama – Enough said. 
  2. Clemson – Last year’s runner-ups are back again. 
  3. Penn State – The Big 10 champs only lost to Michigan and Pitt (who also beat Clemson). 
  4. Washington – The Huskies have only lost to Southern Cal, who happen to have played like one of the country’s top teams the second half of the season.