Ex SEC Coaches: Bama Better Than LSU

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Mike Griffith of The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that a number of ex-coaches voting in the Scripps Legend Poll still think Bama is the better team.

“I think if they played the game 10 times, Alabama would win seven of them,” said former Bama head coach Gene Stallings. “The best team doesn’t always win.”

Former Georgia head coach Vince Dooley agrees. “I still believe Alabama would win two out of three times. I think Alabama is a little better. It was just a classic, between two of the best teams, just physical athletes that I can remember at one time in a season.”

That could explain why the Tide remain as one of the top three teams in the country despite the loss because a lot of voters think they are still one of the top two teams in the country.
But leave up to an Auburn man to sum up why Bama may have lost Saturday.

“It’s the damn kicking game,” Pat Dye said. “The kicking game determines close games. Alabama missed four field goals, and they let them (punt) the ball 72 yards. The only mistake LSU had in the kicking game was the flagrant foul on the punt return.”

I never thought Dye was the smartest man in the world, but in this case he may have made a valid point. The fact that these coaches (even Dye) thought enough of the Tide to keep them near the top of the rankings, shows how much respect they have for Saban and the Tide.

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2 Comments

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Please correct the title of the article. It doesn’t look good when things are grammatically incorrect. It’s not “THEN”…it’s “THAN”.

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November 13th, 2011 at 4:59 am

Mou are absolutely right. My guest author did that and I am sorry I did not catch it.

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