San Jose State had some interesting things to say about the Alabama Crimson Tide.
From the AP, “We’re going to go in front of 102,000 people; they’re going to lower down the national championship banner; they’re going to hand out the Heisman Trophy; and we’re going to kick it off,” (coach Mike) MacIntyre said Monday. “It’s a great opportunity for these young men. You dream of it since being a little kid to always play against the best. We’re going to get a chance to play the very best and see how we do.”
Also from the AP, “But MacIntyre does have experience beating Alabama, being a freshman on the 1984 Vanderbilt team coached by his father that beat the Crimson Tide 30-21 in Tuscaloosa.” ‘That’s the only time Vanderbilt has done it in like 100 years of football,’ MacIntyre said. ‘I had the experience of having had that happened. It was exhilarating and a fun time.'”
“They’re the best right now,” quarterback Jordan La Secla said. “They’re one step ahead of every team we’ve ever played. You want a challenge. You don’t want to back down from any challenge. We look forward to it. We want to step up and meet the challenge. This is our schedule. We can’t do anything about it. We want to embrace it. We’re happy about it.”
“If you’re going to open against Alabama, you want them to be national champions, you want them to be No. 1, you want Mark Ingram to win the Heisman so you have the opportunity to compete against the best,” safety Duke Ihenacho said. (Below you can read more about what San Jose State had to say about Alabama football)