Monday, December 31, 2007

I-Bowl

It was a nice win for Bama last night, even though it didn't go at all like I expected. I expected one of two things:
  • Bama to blow them out by two touchdowns or more, or
  • Bama to lay an egg completely and lose, looking bad in the process.
In a way, I guess we did see that, but we saw both of them within the same game. Bama scored the first 27 points of the game and looked like they completely overmatched Colorado. Then they laid an egg and let Colorado score 24 of the next 27 points, ultimately winning 30-24.

I really don't have much else to say about this game, except that it was very interesting that Bama did not play Terry Grant at all. Instead, they relied on Glen Coffee and Roy Upchurch.

I don't yet know how good this team will be next year. They sure lose a lot of their best players, but that's common. Most teams have a lot of seniors who are major contributors, and Bama is no different. The question is how good the young backups to Gilberry, Castille, Hall, Mustin, Saunders, Brown, Carter, Caddell, and the offensive linemen are. Also, it will be important for Bama that Antoine Caldwell return.

Today, while I'm at work, Kentucky will begin playing Florida State. I expect Kentucky to win that game, because I'm not sure FSU has enough players to field a team. Plus, Kentucky's actually pretty good.

Then later tonight, the Peach Bowl, which I absolutely refuse to call the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. It's the Peach Bowl, dammit. It will be Auburn against Clemson, in one of the best bowl matchups not in the BCS, and it's not even on New Year's Day. I think this is a true 50-50 game.

Then, I get the day off to watch a lot of football on Tuesday.

1 comment:

gerry dorsey said...

fwiw, terry grant has/had a "lingering hip injury."

and you're right, the peach bowl thing is right up there with me still calling it "jefferson pilot."