It looks like the Aggies are headed to the Cotton Bowl according to several news reports including this one from The Dallas Morning News.
That could be news for the Crimson Tide who is listed as the probable SEC representative by the majority of major bowl projections. The Capital One and Outback Bowls also remain possibilities.
A lot depends on what happens in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. A South Carolina win over Auburn could possibly bump the Tide to Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Otherwise, it would be Alabama and LSU going to either the Cotton or Capital One bowls.
It’s the first time in three years that Alabama fans don’t have much reason to smile on SEC Championship week. The Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators are nowhere close to the Georgia Dome this December.
So, if you’d like to relive a few SEC title games from the past, just click on the videos below of full games provided by the SEC website.
There seems to be some question of the music played when Cam Newton and Auburn arrived at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Friday’s Iron Bowl. Here is the video I shot of the songs “Take the Money and Run” and “Son of a Preacher Man” playing as the Tigers took the field then prayed.
6:44 p.m. update: The Tuscaloosa News is reporting the part-time staffer who played the songs was fired. Click here for the full story.
It comes as little surprise to read that yesterday’s classic Iron Bowl was viewed by more than the average audience.
But according numbers released today, the audience was the largest of any to watch a college football game this fall. It drew an overnight rating of 7.5 which is up from last season’s 4.8, according to the USA Today website.
The audience peeked at 6 p.m. when it pulled in a 10.6.
Pregame: This sports writer is excited. I just walked past the single greatest referee in all of college basketball. That’s right, Ted Valentine is in the house to add some spice to the dull atmosphere inside Coleman Coliseum.
The crowd must a very late arriving one or invisible. I wonder if yesterday’s football game took any of the Crimson Tide spirit out of anyone thinking of attending this afternoon. Either way, they’re about to tip off. Keep it here for all the updates you care to read.
15:59, Alabama 11, A&M 7: Senario Hillman has five straight points and Chris Hines has four. Nothing too exciting to report just yet.
11:59, Alabama 17, A&M 9: The Tide just scored two baskets off turnovers in less than 10 seconds to take the nine-point advantage. Hillman now has seven points.
There was too much footage to limit this one to a single game day video. So here you go, check out Part I that includes tailgating, Cam Newton signage and his entrance into Bryant-Denny Stadium to the songs “Take the Money and Run” and “Son of a Preacher Man.”
Then it’s on to the pregame warm-ups, Senior Day moments, team introductions, kickoff and the final few moments of the game including Auburn’s celebration and its mockery of “Rammer Jammer.”