|Aug. 31||Virginia Tech||Atlanta, Georgia|
14||*at Texas A&M||College Station, Texas|
|Sept. 28||*Ole Miss||Bryant-Denny Stadium|
5||Georgia State||Bryant-Denny Stadium|
12||*at Kentucky||Lexington, Kentucky|
|Oct. 19||*Arkansas||Bryant-Denny Stadium|
|Nov. 9||*LSU||Bryant-Denny Stadium|
16||*at Mississippi State||Starkville, Mississippi|
30||*at Auburn||Auburn, Alabama|
It all starts this coming Saturday. What will this version
of the Tide be? I do not harbor any dreams of them winning the N. C. for a third time in a row. There is too much involved
in even thinking about that right now. Virginia Tech is coming to the Georgia Dome and that's all that counts. Tech
wasn't very good last year, but they have a very good coach, so I expect them to play well. It's been a long wait since the
Tide last took to the field. I am ready for some Alabama football.
|Two TD kick returns and a TD catch.
Alabama 35 Virginia
tech 10 1 - 0
0 - 0 Rank 1
I'm glad they got the win. The defense looked pretty good, and got some help from VT's run the same play every
down offense. The 'Bama offense did not play well. The offensive line play was the worst in years. The Tide RB's were hit
behind the line far too many times. However, three of the linemen are very inexperienced, so I expect things will improve
as they play more. At least Jones had a spectacular day, thank goodness! Now, it's off to College Station, and Mr. Johnny
Football in two weeks. Roll Tide!
Texas A&M 42 2 - 0 1 - 0
The first big win of the season. The
defense gave up a lot of points, but they stopped A&M enough for the offense to get moving. The offense was the difference
in the game. I know the Heisman Trophy winner had a great game, but so did A.J. Their last TD was his call and it sealed the
game. Next week should not be much of a contest.
Alabama 31 Colorado
St. 6 3 - 0 1 - 0
Rank 1The Tide offense did not play well. They were never in
danger of losing, but it seemed as though they were sleep walking. The defense, while not looking like they
have looked in recent years, is doing what it has to do. Next week is the undefeated Rebels. I have a feeling that it will
be a lot closer than the 14 point spread, unless Alabama plays offense better. This team is very good, but they are showing
some weaknesses, especially the lackluster running game. Special teams and defensive scores have picked up the slack so far.
I wonder what will happen if they don't.
Oh well, a win is a win. Roll Tide!
Alabama 25 Mississippi 0
4 - 0 2 - 0
A very impressive defensive performance by the Tide.
'Ole Miss was out played all night. The offense looked somewhat better than last week, but there is still room for improvement.
The Rebel QB probably should not have trash talked before the game. Next week is not worth thinking about. I just hope there
are no injuries. Roll Tide!
Georgia State 3 5 - 0 2 - 0
It was nice to see the back-up players in for a half.
They played well once they got warmed up. The Tide will visit Kentucky next week. Roll Tide!
Kentucky 7 6 - 0 3 - 0
It was a slow start with
turnovers and dropped passes. Then the Tide took control and it was over by half-time. They were never challenged by a much
weaker team. Next week, the Razorbacks. Roll Tide!
Alabama 52 Arkansas
0 7 - 0 4 - 0
Arkansas never had a chance. The Tide offense was
rolling and the defence posted another shutout. The Vols come to town next. They have played very well in their last two games.
I'm a little worried about this one. Strange things have happened when these two play. RollTide!
Tennessee 10 8 - 0 5 - 0
I thought that the Vols might give the Tide some trouble.
Again, I under estimated this team. The game was essentially over by the half. They are beginning to play with almost
machine like precision. They will now get a two weeks break and then comes LSU. This is another of the Tide's "BIG"
games this year. They will need to play their best. Roll Tide!
Alabama 38 LSU
17 9 - 0 6 - 0
It looked at first as if the Tide could be in trouble,
but in the second half they dominated the game. LSU is a fine football team, but Alabama was too much for them. Next Saturday
is a road trip to Starkville. What we don't need is a repeat of what happened in 1980. I hope they don't start looking
past Mississippi State. I have a feeling they won't. ROLL TIDE!
Alabama 20 Mississippi State 7
10 - 0 7 - 0 Rank 1
The Tide did not play well. But, State could not take advantage of the mistakes.
Four turnovers is a lot to overcome, but the defense stepped up and made the plays they needed to win. This was the worst
game for the offense all year. I'm glad it came against State and not a stronger team. Next week is a write off. Two weeks
from now is the Iron Bowl.
Alabama 49 UT Chattanooga
0 11 - 0 7 - 0
Nothing to say on this one. At least no major injuries.
Next week determines everything. ROLL TIDE!
Auburn 34 11 - 1 7 - 1
I thought the game was well in hand when it was 21
to 7. But, the two unanswered scores by Auburn closed the gap. When the Tigers didn't make it on 4th and 1, I thought
the Tide would win. I was confused by 'Bama electing to go for it on 4th down, instead of attempting a 29 yard FG. They later
attemped a 44 yard FG. It they thought they couldn't make 29, why did they think they could get 44? On the final play, all
the Alabama players were watching the FG attempt, and not getting into position for a possible run back. This made it easier
for the Auburn runner to get down the field. Another classic Iron Bowl has been played. This time the Tigers came out on top.
They played better and deserved the win. The Tide is 11-1 for the year, and should get a decent bowl game. Win or lose,
it's always RollTide!
#3 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #11 Oklahoma Sooners
Sugar Bowl Jan. 2, 2014
Alabama 31 Oklahoma 45
11 - 2 7 - 1 Rank 7
The Tide ended the season with a lackluster performance in the Sugar Bowl. They gave up more sacks
and turnovers than I care to count. The Sooners just simply out played them. There was a point, in the middle of the 4th quarter,
when they were in excellent position to tie the game. But, they did not execute well, and had to punt. Still, losing the last
two games aside, it has been a good year. 11-2 is certainly a good record, and they went to a BCS bowl. Now comes another
long wait before the 2014 season starts. A big question is who will be the QB next year? Another is who will leave for
the NFL? I guess we'll just have to wait for the answers. As always, ROLL TIDE!