First half D
If you didn’t pull out all your hair last week against Ole Miss, pretty sure you started to in the first half again. Runs straight up the gut, blown coverages, and missed tackles were rearing its ugly head.
Below are the stats from the first half:
- 24 points
- 268 yards
- 5-9 third-down conversions
Saban, unenthusiastic with the effort, believed halftime adjustments were needed to sew up the errors. Questions about Alabama football, defensive coordinator Pete Golding will not stop although the Crimson Tide pulled out a victory. The defensive unit answered the call this time, but it may not be as lucky next time.
Spoiled by the great JK Scott’s ability to flip the field, freshman Sam Johnson’s 32.8 yards per punt were abysmal. His longest punt of the night went for 36 yards.
As the season progresses, his punting will have to get better.
Stay tuned for Alabama football reports on Bama Hammer as the team prepares for SEC crossover rival, the Tennessee Volunteers.