Jim McElwain reminisces about a certain shitty night in Sanford Stadium.
The last time Alabama invaded Sanford Stadium resulted in the worst first-half beating of the 15-year Richt era. The Crimson Tide spoiled Georgia’s third appearance in black jerseys, racing to a 31-0 lead after two quarters of the 2008 matchup and coasted to a 41-30 victory.
Crimson Tide quarterback John Parker Wilson completed 13 of 16 passes for 205 yards, and Julio Jones caught five for 94 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown.
“They had a ‘blackout’ that night or something, and I just remember JP having a really good game,” said current Florida coach Jim McElwain, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2008. “We got off to a fast start, and when we were walking out of the press box to go down at halftime, a couple of Georgia fans started throwing some stuff at me.
“I was like, ‘Wow, we must have done something right.’ It was a lot of fun.”
Man, I’m surprised anyone had it in ’em to react at halftime. Everybody around me was too shell-shocked to do anything more than sit in disbelief.