Monday, October 22, 2007

Third Saturday This October Good To Bama Fans

No doubt Auburn is Alabama's biggest rival, but there is no love lost between the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee. Why? Alabama has only managed to win 4 times in the last 14 years, and many fans believe that Phillip Fulmer played a role in Alabama's probation.

Saturday's victory over Tennessee will be remembered for a long time to come. Not only did Nick Saban chalk up his first win over Tennessee as the coach of the Crimson Tide, he coached his team through its most impressive game of the season. For the first time this season, the players played and the coaches coached four quarters. The offense, which has been down the last few weeks, was clicking on all cylinders and the defense shutout a good passing team in the second half.

Eric Ainge was given alot of publicity in the pre-game show and throughout the first quarter. However, it was John Parker Wilson who earned the spotlight as the game progressed. Wilson played the best game of his career and made good decisions all the way through. Unlike the other games this season, he handled the defensive pressure well and safely threw the ball away when necessary. When he ran, he ran hard. I have complained and criticized him alot this season, but I have to say that John Parker Wilson played his heart out Saturday.

Could this be the turning point in the Alabama-Tennessee series? Forget the 4 out of the last 14 statistic I mentioned above and think of a more positive one: Alabama has now won 2 out of the last 3 games against Tennessee. This "Third Saturday in October" was a great one for Alabama fans.

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Like I said earlier- Saban is slowly teaching this team to comete & win. Once he builds a talent base they will again be prominent in the national scene.