Aside from Jacob's statement about Mett playing well (I have watched most of the game twice and he looked like AJ against you guys in Tuscaloosa last year), I agree with both of you for the most part.
Believe me when I say I understand all about the atmosphere in *uburn, and they were playing for their lives, so you got their best shot. But, personnel wise, there is absolutely no reason that game should have been in doubt into the final seconds. *uburn's plan was to sell out to stop the run and make Mett beat them, and it almost worked. You guys do have a problem at LT that needs working out.
All that said, I expect Mett to get better, the LT situation to get stabilized, and to get your best shot on the 3rd. I also expect Alabama to have to squeak by at some point
just like you guys did. Life on the road in the SEC. I am concerned about our visit to Missouri on October 6.
By the way, every college team is young. Alabama's roster has (I think) 49 freshmen and sophomores on it, if you include redshirts.
Similar thing happen last year.
Last year LSU's first SEC opponent was AWAY @ Miss St. and they came out of there 19-6. LSU went on to play for the SHIP.
So hopefully that is the flat game. Who knows man, lots of Freshman on the team(lots!), NONE of which has ever played in a SEC Hostile Environment. It can be a lot to soak in, most people have no clue what kind of pressure that is.
Florida will be the make or break game IMO. Florida sits at home for the next two weeks waiting on LSU to arrive.
If LSU can beat Florida @ home off their bye week, I think that will say a lot about where this team will go for the rest of the season, if any where at all.[/QUOTE]