Florida 6 Record: 5 - 0 2- 0 Rank:
1 A great effort on offense and defense.
The Gator offense was effectively disrupted all game. The defense is beginning to look like a championship caliber defense.
The offense is becoming very versatile, running many different looks. A great win for the Tide. Next week they travel to visit
the Gamecocks (#20). The third ranked team in a row. Roll Tide!
South Carolina 35 Record: 5 - 1 2 - 1
Rank: 1 They finally lost. Give credit to
the Gamecocks, especially their offense. Those long drives, and converting on 3rd and long, killed the Tide. I thought they
may have a chance to win after the interception, but Alabama abandoned the running game on 2nd and 4 in the Red Zone. Many
of the Carolina QB sacks were caused by not throwing the ball away. They will have to play much better than they did today
to have any chance of making the SEC title game. Many strong teams ( Auburn, LSU ) are still on the schedule. Next
week the Rebels come calling. This was the Tide's first regular season loss in over two years. That's pretty darn good. Let's
see how they respond to losing. Roll Tide!
Mississippi 13 Record: 6 - 1 3 - 1
They responded to the loss well. The offense was somewhat out of sync, but the Rebel defense was pretty good. The Tide defense
kept the Rebels off balance most of the game. A conference win always helps. They still have a lot of work to do if they want
to win the SEC. Our cousins down on the plains are looking like they have ideas of their own. The Tide travels to Knoxville
next. Should be a tough one, always is.
The BCS rankings have just been released. Six SEC
teams are in the Top 25, and three in the Top 10. Alabama is ranked
Tennessee 10 Record: 7 - 1 4 - 1
Rank: 8 A really great second half.
The Vols played well at first but they were no match for the Tide. Wide receiver Jones made some great catches and set an
Alabama record for receiving yards. The QB got hit a lot early, but the O line improved in the second half. I still have concerns
about the defensive secondary. They have trouble staying with receivers sometimes. I saw our cousins play today. They look
very good. The Tide travels to the Bayou in two weeks.
A seismic shift in the BCS. Our cousins are now
ranked #1. The Tide is #7.
10/31/10-- The Tide rose to #6 in the BCS. Our cousins fell
to #2 even though they won. Well, no time to think about all that ranking stuff right now. On the road to visit the #10 LSU
Tigers next Saturday. I hope the bye week was helpful.
Alabama 21 LSU 24
Record: 7-2 4-2 Rank: 6 They were outplayed in the second half. The secondary weakness showed up again on the long TD, and
the 3rd down completion in the 4th Qtr. The offense was impressive in the final TD drive to pull within 3. There were
some critical penalties and lack of execution at times. It has become clear that the lack of a consistent running game is
having its effect. The chance of making the SEC title game is now almost gone, and the showdown with Auburn (#2) looms
on the horizon. But, there are two more games first. Mississippi State (#19) is next. Roll Tide!
Alabama 30 Mississippi State
10 Record 8-2 5-2 Rank 12
The better team won easily. State had no answer for the NFL bound skill players (Ingram, Jones, Maze). State's offense was
dismal and team speed was lacking. I liked it when Coach Saban chewed out the back-up QB for making a dumb decision. Next
week should not be much of a challenge. They just need to stay focused and not look ahead to the 26th.
Alabama 63 Georgia State 7 Record:
9-2 5-2 Rank: 11At
least no one was injured as far as I can tell. Well, here we are, one week away from THE GAME. This promises to be
a classic. I believe they can score a lot on the Tigers. The question is whether they can shut down the Auburn QB. They
did it to Tebow last year, but that defense was better. The secondary needs to play its best game and the LB's have to
limit the yards their QB gets running. Against the Auburn offense, the Tide must keep up and can't do many 3 and outs. They
must get points, especially TD's when in the Red Zone. Turnovers could spell disaster, especially if they give the Tigers
a short field. Playing at home does help, but I just hope Alabama plays their best and does not self-destruct. Just thinking
about the game has got my heart pumping. I better go take my blood pressure pills. ROLL TIDE!
Alabama 27 Auburn 28
Record 9-3 5-3 Rank: 11What
a disappointing loss. They had a 24 point lead and then the offense went into a funk. It's been the same story in several
games this year. Is it because they don't adjust well when the other team does? The running game didn't show up again. Too
many 3 and outs in the 2nd half, 2 fumbles in the Red Zone, and a dropped TD pass. A lack of execution, and Auburn is
too good to make mistakes like that. I hope the QB is alright and can play in the bowl game. Well, it's been
a good year regardless, and I wish Auburn (#2 BCS) well. I will be rooting for them to bring home the 5th straight National
Championship trophy to the SEC. Another year has come to a close. I wonder what bowl game they will get. Nebraska maybe? That
would be interesting. ROLL TIDE!
The Tide will play in the Capital One Bowl against
Michigan State on Jan. 1. This sounds like an interesting match-up. I have seen MS play a few times this year and they are
a good team. Their passing attack may cause Alabama some trouble. I can hardly wait. Roll Tide!
Capital One Bowl Jan. 1, 2011Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 Final
Record: 10 - 3 Rank: 16A very impressive victory. State had no answer for the Tide's pass rush. They didn't
let up this time. The offense ran and passed equally well. It was a great end to a good year. There will be a lot of returning
starters next year, so I've hopes of another winning season. The only bad part is having to wait till next Autumn to see them
play again. They may finish in the top 10 of the BCS because of this win. By the way, the SEC really ate the Big Ten's lunch
today. "We were outcoached,
outplayed and out-physicaled. That's just the way it is. Sometimes there's an avalanche that comes upon you, and I think that
ended up happening." -- MSU coach Mark Dantonio
That avalanche is also called, "The Crimson Tide!"
Final Record: 10 - 3 Final
rank: #10 APA very good year and a lot of fun to watch.ROLL TIDE!