Well, Hecko Guys? Really? Just spent the last hour making the Spongebob Squarepants biting his nails face. Why did you have to make it so close? I'd already prepared for the "If you're going to lose, lose early and work your way back" frame of mind.
Rumor has it that the ferocity of Saban's fury broke the stadium game clock in the waning minutes. Imagine the fire he will unloose on the team. But at least they did win even though 31-29 qualifies as a struggle win.
Listen: State of the Crimson Tide entering USM week . . . Bama Online
Bad news college football: the Crimson Tide got the win even while being outplayed in the second half at a top 10 team's house . . . Sports Illustrated
USA TODAY's Paul Myerburg is back with his re-ranking of all 130 college football teams . . . Saturday Down South
Emil Ekiyor said, "I think we're a work in progress and doing a really good job of coming together as an offensive line . . . Bama Online
Did some of the players fall into complacency with a big early lead, perhaps? Saban seems to think so . . . SB Nation
How the remaining 2021 Alabama football schedule ranks from the easiest to the hardest opponents . . . USA Today
Sports Illustrated college football writer Pat Forde identified the Rebels as the Tide's "top challenger" in the SEC West . . . Saturday Down South
Linebacker Will Anderson who was named SEC defensive player of the week. "And we need to live up to the Alabama standard and we need to play to the Alabama standard. All 11 of us need to be on the same page . . . Huntsville Times
"What concerns me most is we cannot sustain our intensity," Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the Tide's narrow escape in Gainesville. "Especially on defense . . . Saturday Down South
Bryce Young of Alabama and Matt Corral of Ole Miss have pulled just about even in the race for the Heisman Trophy, three weeks into the college football season . . . Lindy's Sports
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide are massive 45-point favorites on Saturday, September 25, 2021 against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles . . . Sports Illustrated
The best individual performances from the road/SEC win . . . Bama Online
Alabama and Southern Miss are familiar opponents. The two programs have met a total of 46 times . . . USA Today
Brian Robinson and Jase McClellan combined to rush for 92 yards on 23 carries . . . Bama Online
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