Forgotten That 2009 Was “The Year”?

Pete Fiutak of Fox Sports hasn’t. But it’s amazing how after going 12-2, out of nowhere I may add, and returning a team loaded with NFL talent, Alabama is flying under the radar right now. Frankly, I am enjoying it. Fiutak’s article is a beautiful read.

My favorite lines of his article:

“So why, outside of the Utah embarrassment, is Alabama not being talked about among the preseason favorites to end up in Pasadena? Maybe it’s because it’s too easy, and too lazy, to assume the team will slip after losing a few key players.”

He then explains who we lost and why who we have filling the spots are more than adequate, some even better. Then the kicker…

“So if last year’s team came from out of nowhere to become a heartbeat away from playing for the national championship, don’t be shocked if this year’s team, with all the improvements, is able to finish the job.”

Check it out here.

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  1. 1
    Pluto

    I thought you meant the Cubs when I read the headline…..
    The stench of the Sugar Bowl must be excised quickly and decisively .

  2. 2
    JW

    The 08 sugar bowl is history.Long gone.This is 09 and a fresh season a head. This team will be in the hunt for a few reasons and the first one is the schedule.Very easy..We win VT game LSU, OLE MISS games we will be there.Second reason is Coaching,enough said.Third reason is this team has to much talent and G MAC is going to surprise the nation with running backs running wild and defense playing excellent.Really i look for this team to be even better all around very easy,see no problem for them to be undefeated once more..ROLLLL TIDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  3. 3
    OmnipotentGator

    Enjoy the VT game in Atlanta on the 5th. That’ll be the only time UA will make it on the field in the Ga Dome this season. Well, unless you consider the possibility of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

  4. 4
    JW

    Gator enjoy this year because Florida has something special that every other S.E.C.team does not and that is a lot of experienced team.Florida with no doubt should be the team to beat.But after this year it is rebuilding time and that will bring the gator fan base back down to earth.That my friend will open door for the mighty TIDE that is a full year ahead of the gators in rebuilding.So enjoy 09 because we all know what happens in 2010.ROLLLLLLLLLLL TIDEEEEEEEEEEEE

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