Wow. What a weekend. It's still shocking to me. Just all around madness. And now there's a chance that Gameday will be in Tuscaloosa this weekend - seriously. What other matchup, other than Penn St vs Michigan, would attract them this week? Especially with the game being on ESPN that night. We broke the 7 game losing streak on ESPN, so why not break the Gameday hex as well? They won't have many more opportunities to come down to Tuscaloosa, other than Nov. 3rd, so I'm sure they'll want to take advantage of it.
If you don't already have tickets for the Georgia game, you've got PLENTY of time. TickCo.com has the best tickets available - so check out the Georgia tickets here and the remainder of the schedule here.
The Alabama/Georgia line has opened with Alabama -3.5 at most sportbooks, with a few -4s thrown in for good measure. To start off the season, most sportbooks had Bama +4 or +5 for this one. My God, how things have changed in just a few short weeks.
Wes Howard, who is now a writer for BleacherReport.com, used to be a manager on the Auburn football team back in '03. He said that what the Patriots did shouldn't be considered cheating - because everyone does it. That was one of his main jobs for the '03 Auburn team - stealing signals. Read more about his experiences here.
Auburn fans have no idea what the hell has happened to their football team. Track Em Tigers says they should have seen the warning signs.Their next five games are New Mexico St, @ Florida, Vandy, @ Arkansas, and @ LSU - which could, in all probability, lead to a 3-5 start with Georgia and Alabama left on the schedule.
Western Carolina told reporters after their game last weekend that Georgia was "more skilled" and was "bigger and stronger" than Alabama. Thanks, Todd Spritzer, for the bulletin board material.
Georgia is 2-1, but is 0-1 in the SEC. They are looking for their first SEC win, but it will have to come in their first road game. They haven't played away from Athens yet this season. Read more here.
I forgot to mention that Alabama is back in the AP and USA Today polls - at #16 and #20 respectively. I guess voters were just waiting for some proof before jumping us 11 spots in each poll.
Coach Saban talked about how important it is to be able to overcome adversity. We lost a senior wide receiver (DJ Hall) and a senior linebacker (Mustin), but still found a way to come back and win. Read more in the Montgomery Advertiser.
Comeback victories for Alabama just don't happen in Bryant Denny very often. Read Cecil's article about the rarity here.
Coach Richt knows that Georgia is going into a stadium this week that is flowing with momentum and confidence. His job is to find a way to stop that - and early in the game on Saturday.
The Ledger Enquirer has the blueprint for a perfect football Saturday in Tuscaloosa. It's a good read. Haha.
Alabama finally found its confidence on Saturday night, just in time for a dramatic comeback victory. Something like this could lead to MUCH bigger things down the road.
Coach Saban is keeping everything in perspective. He's not satisfied with the win. We had them beat, and didn't have that killer instinct. We should have been able to hold a 31-10 lead midway through the 3rd quarter, but couldn't handle it. We did win, but we've got a loooong way to go to be a championship football team.
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