Adam Griffith has taken a lot of criticism in his career: From being tapped to make a 56-yard Iron Bowl field goal as a freshman, to an injury-plagued sophomore campaign, to starting 2015 0-for-4 on kicks, the now-senior has seen and heard a lot, and much of it is unwarranted.
But, last season, against LSU, in a razor-thin game against Alabama's only real competitor in the West, the kid did alright. And quietly did well most of the year, making huge kicks in tight games against archrivals Auburn and Tennessee.
Make no mistake, this kick changed a game, and the kicks he made down the stretch absolutely won games and helped the Tide earn its 16th national title. The coaches noticed: Griffith ended 2015 as a deserved second-team All-SEC performer. And this kick is what got him back on track.
As we stare at 99 days until kickoff, we celebrate No. 99.
Roll Damn Griffith.