Friday, November 27, 2009

thoughts in the immediate aftermath ...

• First off, Auburn fans should be damn proud. The Tigers' coaching staff had a great plan — Gus Malzahn lived up to the hype — and their players played with a ton of heart. Particularly on defense, Auburn played way, way over its head.

• That said, credit must also go to the Alabama offense, and Greg McElroy. To drive 80 yards, with the season on the line, convert multiple third downs and do it in a hostile environment ... that team earned every bit of praise today.

• Credit must also go to the Tide defense: Auburn had a real chance with 9 minutes to play to close out the game, with the ball at midfield, leading 21-20. Instead, they went backwards. The key sequence of the game, really.

• According to the official wire recap of the game, Upchurch called the play that turned into the game-winning touchdown. Great work, Upchurch!

• That's Virginia Tech, Tennessee, LSU and now Auburn that Alabama has beaten by being better in the fourth quarter. Makes me proud to be a 'Bama fan.

• I need to drink more.

1 comment:

Peggy Rossmanith said...

Such a great (and heartbreaking for me) game! Auburn just didn't have enough bullets in the gun, and Alabama never gave up. This one didn't leave me feeling sick, and that's the best I can say about a loss to you guys.

It was great to see you guys, particularly when Jason thought Stacey looked a lot like, well, herself.