08/30/14 vs. West Virginia
09/06/14 vs. Florida
Atlantic Tuscaloosa, Ala.
vs. Southern Miss Tuscaloosa, Ala.
09/20/14 vs. Florida
at Ole Miss Oxford, Mississippi
at Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
vs. Texas A&M Tuscaloosa, Ala.
at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
at LSU Baton
11/15/14 vs. Mississippi
State Tuscaloosa, Ala.
vs. Western Carolina Tuscaloosa, Ala.
vs. Auburn Tuscaloosa, Ala.
|It's time to ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Another season is about to begin. What will this version of the
Tide be? To me, the big questions are QB, offensive line, and defence. Only time will tell. Alabama is #2 in the preseason
rankings, but that doesn't mean anything.
West Virginia 23 1 - 0 0 - 0 Rank #2
This games leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The offense
showed a good running attack. while the passing was mostly good. The QB situation is not as solid as we're used to,
but it wasn't bad. The defense got better as the game progressed, with players not leaving their assigned area and thus getting
out of position. The defensive secondary (a problem last year) needs more work. Too many Mountaineer receivers were left wide
open, and if they had not dropped so many balls, things may have gone against the Tide. The left CB was badly beaten several
times. The Tide was never really challenged on the lines, and the better atheletes were wearing crimson. The next opponent,
Florida Atlantic, was drubbed by the Huskers yesterday. I expect about the same next week. It is uncertain just how good this
version of the Tide will be. Winning 10 games this year appears to be a real challenge based of what I've seen so far of Alabama's
play, and that of their future opponents (A&M, LSU). Roll Tide!
Alabama 41 Florida Atlantic 0
2 - 0 0 - 0 Rank #3
The game was called halfway through the 4th due to the weather. We got to see
the other QB and he did OK. I hope they decide on the starting QB soon, and I'm thinking it will be Sims. This game told
nothing about the Tide as the opponent was very weak. Southern Mississippi at home next Saturday. I finally took the time
to read and understand how the new college football playoff system works. I don't know, but it may create more problems
than it solves. Time will tell. I'm almost certain the bracket size will grow to eight teams in a few years. Only in college
football does crazy stuff like this exist. Roll Tide!
Alabama 52 S. Mississippi
12 3 - 0 0 - 0
Another game that went as expected and doesn't
mean anything. I thought the QB play looked more solid in this game. The SEC season starts next Saturday when Florida comes
to Tuscaloosa. The SEC west division looks very strong this year. It has five teams in the top 15 of the AP poll. The Tide
will play all of them.
Alabama 42 Florida
21 4 - 0 1 - 0 Rank # 3
It was a good effort overall. Except for the 1st half turnovers, the Gators don't
score. Florida is not a good team yet. The QB looked much better than just three weeks ago. I think the team has come together
and it looks like they will be pretty good. They now get a week off. The next game, Oct 4th, will be a big
test. The Tide will travel to Oxford and face the # 10 ranked Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels will have a big bulls eye on Bama.
They were very upset at losing in Tuscaloosa last year. It would make their season to get the upset. The Tide will need to
play their best. The rest of the SEC season is going to be very tough. As I see it, playing Ole Miss #10, Texas A&M #6,
LSU #17, Miss. St. #14, and Auburn #5 is as tough as it can get. To get 10 wins this year will be a big success. But,
first things first. We need to beat Ole Miss. Roll Tide!
Alabama 17 Mississippi 23
4 - 1 1 -1 Rank #7
That was painful. I thought the Tide was in control
of the game in the 3rd quarter. The two missed field goals and the fumbled kick off return did them in. Mississippi out played
Alabama in the 4th. I had no illisions of how hard it was going to be to win in Oxford. Next Saturday will be tough too. A
road trip to Arkansas. Our cousins down on the plains looked mighty good against LSU. Mississippi State also looked very good
in their win against A & M. Can the Tide remain unbeated until the Auburn game? I don't know. The secondary is a problem,
and so is the passing game. I hope Drake recovers soon from his injury. Now, it's time to BBQ some hogs. Roll Tide!
|Int in the End Zone. Game over.
Alabama 14 Arkansas 13
5 - 1 2 - 1 Rank 7
They did not play well. Arkansas played worse. The Tide offense struggled all day. The defense came
up big at times, but the Razorback fumble at the goal line is the reason 'Bama won. This team needs to improve a lot, and
quickly. Texas A & M is visiting Saturday. The Aggie run defense is poor, but so is the Tide's pass defense.
They like to pass, 'Bama likes to run. We will see which one does better. Roll Tide!
|Not many plays worked like this one did.
Alabama 59 Texas A
& M 0 6 - 1 3 - 1 Rank
I don't know if 'Bama suddenly got really good,
or is A & M that bad? I think the latter. That was the worst FBS defense I've seen all year. Even when the Tide
didn't execute well they were rewarded. The long QB TD run was an example. Against most any other team that play is stopped
for no gain. Anyway, it was good to see the Tide win so easily. Now comes the trip to Knoxville. Roll Tide!
Alabama 34 Tennessee
20 7 - 1 4 - 1
Rank # 4 (AP)
The game was over by halftime. Cooper
had a great night, setting a Tide record for yards receiving. The Vols tried to close the gap, but the 3rd quarter 'Bama TD
drive killed any chance of that. There is a week off to heal and get ready for a very tough test. LSU at home has never been
easy, and they are looking much better than earlier in the season. It is the first of three games against ranked opponents
in November, but the only one on the road. To make the playoffs, the Tide will probably need to win all three. Two weeks from
now it all starts. Roll Tide!
The Selection Committee poll was released on October 28.
Alabama is ranked #6 in the poll.
Alabama 20 LSU
13 (OT) 8 - 1 5 - 1 Rank #5
Probably the most improbable win I've ever seen by the Tide. I was sure the game
was lost after the fumble. How could an offense that had done nothing in the second half manage to score with 50 seconds left
and no time outs? They did it! Next week is Mississippi Sate, the number one team in the polls. Roll Tide!
Alabama 25 Mississippi
State 20 9 - 1 6 - 1 Rank #1
The defence controlled the game and the offense did what they had to, especially the last TD drive.
The Tide has won the second of the three big games this month. Next week should not be much of a challenge. Then, it's the
Alabama 48 Western Carolina
14 10 - 1 6 - 1 Rank #1
Not much to say except I hope the injured players will recover soon. Now for THE GAME, The Iron Bowl.
The memories of last year still are vivid to me. It's almost the same secnario. I hope for a different outcome this time.
|Tide running was decisive.
Alabama 55 Auburn 44
1 7 - 1 Rank #1
This was a great win for the Crimson Tide. It helps erase the awful memory of last year. The defense
bent a lot, but held when they had to. The offense really came alive in the 4th quarter to seal the victory. I believe the
pick that set up a TD was a key play that turned the game in 'Bama's favor. I hate to say it, but whatever
happens the rest of the season seems small in comparison to this. But, I know I'll be singing a different tune come next Saturday
and the SEC Championson game. Alabama has now become the only team in SEC history to post 11 or more wins in four consecutive
seasons. It's been a great year. Roll Tide!
Alabama 42 Missouri 13
12 - 1 8 - 1 Rank #1
The Tide was the better team. They outplayed the Tigers in every phase of the game. The Crimson Tide
has had a very good year. To me, the highlights were the comeback win at LSU, and the comeback against Auburn. Alabama has
qualified for the first ever college playoff. I don't know how far they may advance, but win or lose, I'm already very happy
with the results of this season. Next are the Buckeyes, a very good team. Roll Tide!
Alabama 35 Ohio State 42
12 - 2 8 - 1 Rank #4
hard fought game. The Tide had a chance to win, but were unable to make the plays needed. The interceptions hurt, and so did
the big plays they gave up. Congratulations to Ohio State for advancing in the playoff. While I don't like seeing Alabama
lose a game, I am not as disappointed as I was last year. I consider this season to have a been a very successful one (They
beat Auburn). Alabama won the SEC and qualified for the first ever college football playoff. They had a chance to win and
advance, and certainly did not embarrass themselves. Now comes the long wait until next season. As always, ROLL TIDE!