I keep hearing how Alabama is lucky. How we just get all the breaks like the INT against LSU or Ole Miss throwing an incomplete pass etc.
Well I guess in some ways we are lucky. We are lucky that Mrs. Rich Rod cried about coming to Bama. Can you guess where we would be now with RR. We are also lucky that Nick Saban was not happy in the NFL at just the time we needed a coach. He is not only a great coach, he is the perfect fit for the way Alabama wants to play and win football. And we are lucky that Major Applewhite went to back to his alma mater because he might fit there but not here and we would not be undefeated this year with him as OC. We are also lucky that the guy who coached Cody in juco ball called Bama, and not say Auburn, and that Saban was willing to gamble a scholarship on a kid too big to play in D1. We are even lucky that Mike Shula, who may have been just an average recruiter, took a chance on a punt returner named Arenas when no one else wanted him.
But these 12 wins have nothing to do with luck. If anything our schedule before the start of the season looked like a bad draw. No, these 12 wins came about because this team bought into "The Process" and worked from the day after last year’s Auburn game until now. In fact how far we have come is a result of how hard these guys have worked.
Now we face a team that has great athletes, probably more great athletes than we have, and Superman playing QB to boot. Their team has also worked hard. But, and I truly believe this, they have not worked as hard as our guys have to get to this game. What will happen Sat. is very difficult to say. If the hardest working team wins, then Bama will win. If the super star filled team wins, then we will likely lose. But, even if the super stars beat us we will not hang our heads because nobody has given as much as our guys have given. And sometimes, maybe even this time, hard work trumps raw talent. And if we win this game it will have nothing to do with luck!!