In my most of 43 years, the 2013 Iron Bowl was, in more than one way, one of the more bizarre football games I’ve ever witnessed. I’ll say that and believe it.
Elite football teams find a way to win. Alabama did not, despite ample opportunity. Therefore, it is not an elite football team.
Alabama has had a fine year. It’s the sixth 10+-win season in a row. That’s awesome. But clearly, it’s not a championship team. That’s fine. You’ll have that.
Congratulations to Auburn. Best for all that lies ahead. We’ll see you November 29, 2014.