Alabama football’s studs and duds in the Iron Bowl
Dud: Daniel Wright
Daniel Wright has genuinely improved. That being said, he is still making mistakes in coverage. He has improved as a tackler, but he left Seth Williams open on a deep pass. If Williams hadn’t dropped the ball, Auburn would have scored the easiest touchdown of the game.
Wright is starting to lose reps to Brian Branch. The best-case scenario for Alabama football is for both of these safeties to improve. However, Wright hasn’t improved at an adequate pace. He needs to do more as a starter for the Crimson Tide.
Dud: A 2020 Senior Day
The importance of being safe in 2020 cannot be overstated, but the senior festivities were still a bummer. It’s hard enough to have a senior day without families on the field. Not having Nick Saban there makes it harder.
These seniors have worked for years to become leaders for this team. They deserve recognition for what they have accomplished. While Alabama has some seniors who have been stars for a while, this day is also for walk-on players. Safety is important, but these players still deserve more recognition with their families and Nick Saban.
Dud: Auburn Jesus
Auburn always seems to get lucky in the Iron Bowl. It was even a bold prediction for this game. Their luck ran out this year. Nothing went right for the Tigers, and that is all that matters.
Alabama football should be proud of how they played this Saturday. That being said, there is more work to do.