So, I watched the Rematch last night.
And I liked it. A lot.
I love defense. And it was there. I don’t think I’ve ever seen defense like that before. I honestly have to think that Alabama team had one of the best defenses ever. Ever. That was domination. 39 rushing yards and less than 100 yards total in a BCS Championship Game. I love it.
Watching the speed of the defense and their ability to cover sideline to sideline was mesmerizing. That doesn’t even mention the domination of the defensive front. They dominated that side of the game like they were playing against the JV squad.
To be upfront, I had picked LSU and rooted for LSU during the game. I didn’t think that Alabama should have been playing in the game but not only did they play they dominated. There was just never any point where it felt like LSU was gonna crawl back into the game.
Alabama was better defensively, offensively, and from the coaching side. I couldn’t believe that LSU kept running the option. It made no sense why they kept trying that when clearly Alabama had the speed and ability to shut that down handily.
One ridiculous side note. Nick Saban brought a laser scanner if some sort for all of the team meals. He wanted to make sure all the food was properly cooked so there wouldn’t be any food poisoning or ill effects from that aspect. That’s incredible attention to detail and a but superfluous as far as I’m concerned.
I’m not at all disappointed that Alabama won. I’m confused about the season. LSU beat three BCS bowl winners (Alabama, Oregon, West Virginia), Alabama looked like the best team in the country last night, but OK State only lost to Iowa State immediately after a tragedy that no one can imagine. A playoff only up tells you who was the best at the end of the year, the BCS was supposed to take care of the whole season. It fell short this year.
Your thoughts on the game?