Never would I have imagined such a defensive performance from both teams - two truly stellar defenses were on stage for the most hyped, regular season event in my lifetime.
I could choose to bitch and moan about the OC, coaching/substitution errors, mental mistakes, etc., but that's part of what makes this game so special. It's the sum of the parts clicking as one, which leads to a favorable result or a painful loss.
When all is said and done and the autopsy is complete, we were in position to win the game and failed to execute. Whether it was the kicker(s) or Michael Williams non-catch - champions make those plays and we didn't.
We knew that our kicking game was an achilles heel and if we had to depend on it odds were good we would lose AND we did.
What I also discovered is that there appears to be a transition/evolution of Miles going on and he was the better coach AGAIN. He didn't use trick plays or fancy formations. He took his team and played us straight up and won the game. Over and end of story.
I hope our players and our coaches learn from this and gain something from the experience. Personally I hate losing, but the better team won and my hat's off to LSU and Miles.
I hope this rivalry continues because this is the kind of stuff of legends. I just want to be on the winning side of it once in a while.