It’s hard to describe the feelings I’ve had leading into this showdown. It’s like the first time you get a girl naked, super excited but also a little bit nervous. Here are a few thoughts on the game.
Reasons I’m feeling worried:
Alabama is Alabama. Are they wounded and showing they are human, of course. But isn’t that the main reason we should be worried. They lose this one and that whole state will be in ruins (not to mention the war eagles implosion). Derrick Henry. The one-time Dawg recruit returns to Athens. This is the best back we have faced in a few seasons and our interior defense is going to be tested much more than any other game this season. The weather. I would have rather played in good weather. Against most teams I’d be fine with rain but Alabama has a strong front 7 and originally I thought that Lambert’s passing would be the deciding factor. It may still be but it is going to be hard to call pass plays if its raining with strong winds.
Reasons I’m feeling good:
Our Coordinators. Pruitt and Schottenheimer. When was the last time that we were heading into a big game and we weren’t worried about one of our game plans? I like what both coaches are doing and interested to see what they have in store. Something tells me we are going to come out passing, even in the rain. Nick Chubb. Anyone else think Herschel said those things about Fournette this week just to light a fire under Chubb? Chubb says he likes to run between the tackles, it may be hard to that against Bama but Nick Chubb this is your Heisman moment. I’m confident in him… as well as Sony Michel. Chubb may be the workhorse, but Sony is the home run threat. He will have more catches than rushes and he will break at least one in a key moment. Redemption. This is the game that was circled, as soon as they were put on the schedule. We owe them one to say the least.
The fact that Bama isn’t looking great and everything seems to be in our favor is not why I think we win, but rather we are just owed one and even though Bama is desperate there is no way they want it more than us.
Dawgs 27 – Tide 17