Alabama football’s report card in the SEC Championship
Inside Linebackers: B+
Henry To’o To’o is hitting his stride at the right time. He’s comfortable in his role, and he’s leading the defense in his first year with Alabama football. Pairing him with Christian Harris was ideal for the Tide. The duo hasn’t fully lived up to the hype, but Alabama got better at inside linebacker this year.
In this game, the duo did all you could ask. Christian Harris made some key plays in both the passing and rushing game. They kept Alabama’s defense in position, and they blitzed at the right time.
Georgia’s tight ends did make some big plays with the linebackers in coverage, but the unit stepped up as a whole.
Outside Linebackers: A-
Will Anderson is the best player in college football. Somehow, he is still flying under the radar despite leading the country in sacks and tackles for loss. He is a nightmare in every situation, and he deserves more respect.
Anderson had another elite game and padded his stats. This wasn’t enough to win Anderson the Heisman, but he proved that he was the best player on the field once again. Dallas Turner also shined in key moments for Alabama football.