Nov 23, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field for their game against the Chattanooga Mocs at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama vs. Chattanooga in review


Not that there was any concern over whether we win (tee-hee, Florida!). But the major goal for Saturday was to hang a bunch of points and then put the starters and their intact knees on the sidelines. Mission accomplished, especially now that word is Arie Kouandjio’s injury was an ankle tweak and he’ll hopefully be ready for the Iron Bowl.

How do they do that?

Bama wins 49-0, and most Vegas lines had the game around 49.5. I want to watch football with a wiseguy one day to see the game through their eyes.

Nick Saban halftime complaint

He seemed rather placated by the game. “We played OK,” he said, as Bama again ducked into the tunnel with a 28-0 lead. My guess? He was thinking, “Lemme say something so I can be done with this and see if Kuandjio can still walk.”

Did you know?

Alabama is the only team in the NCAA carrying 430 running backs? Or so it seems in the blowout wins. Saban should petition the NCAA to let our RBs wear different colored jerseys so I can figure out who it is running the ball.

I’d like to be more impressed

Blake Sims isn’t doing it for me. I know the guy has barrels of talent, but lawdy he sometimes looks like he’s just running around to see what fun stuff can happen. Years of McCarron and McElroy have spoiled us.

 Saban’s conundrum

Once again, does Christion Jones have to run gassers until he pukes because of a boneheaded play, or does he get an attaboy for being a major league stud? Safe bet: the prior.

 I called it

South Carolina heading to the SECC. Yes, I know it’s not done yet. Ole Miss couldn’t get the job done with Hugh Freeze running the Mark Richt Clock Management System, but I’m guessing TAMU does the job on Saturday. And then I have to endure the Palmetto faithful, in particular my brother-in-law, Gamecock Keith, who is pleased to point out that every Bama-USC game we have attended together has gone his way. Note to self: Do not go to SECC with Gamecock Keith.

 I did not see this coming

Georgia Southern? Georgia Southern!?!?!?!? Wow. Just…wow.

Expert Iron Bowl prediction:

More to come on this soon, but Bama rolls into Atlanta easily.

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