As much fun as winning yesterday’s game against Penn State was — and it was a LOT of fun — it was a special thrill to have Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden on the field named after Paul “Bear” Bryant meeting with Nick Saban. Very exciting stuff for us old-time college football fans.
Coach Saban told Paterno, “You’re the best.” Of course, he said this as he was beating Joe Pa’s team 24-3, but he meant it. One down year does not change the standard set by Joe Paterno.
Meanwhile, Alabama handily defeats the 11th ranked team, with its best offensive player — Heisman winner Mark Ingram — and two of its best defensive players out of the game.
And, by the way, I was there! The atmosphere on campus at Alabama is undescribable for a big game like Penn State.
Are you sure Ingram is still our best player? Richardson looked faster, and just as powerful!
Hard to say, because Ingram hasn't played a down this year — and Richardson seems well nigh perfect — running, block, catching, faking, whatever.
But I'm told by people who've watched practices that Ingram is better than he was last year!
So just wait until we break out the first team!