I think Saban’s coaching tonight. I don’t think it makes any difference.
My head says that if Georgia can concoct an effective passing attack, it wins the game. My heart says it doesn’t matter; it’s in Georgia’s DNA to lose to Saban’s Alabama.
Speaking of intangibles, what’s the effect of nothing really being on the line, ultimately speaking, in this game? It’s not the SECCG. The national title isn’t at stake. The loser, unless there’s some sort of a stunning blowout, will still be favored to win its division. These two should play each other again. Does that affect the way Kirby coaches the game?
It sure would be fun to hear the pundits’ take in the aftermath be “hey, maybe you can still win a title with great defense”.
My heart says Alabama 35 Georgia 31. My head is telling my heart to shut up. What say you?