To say that SEC football is religion in the South may be an understatement. Nearly a week after Saturday’s loss to Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M, Alabama coach Nick Saban is still being criticized for his play-calling after his offense failed to score the go-ahead touchdown against the Aggies despite having four attempts inside of the A&M 10 yard-line late in the 4th quarter. You can now add Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to Saban’s list of critics via www.AL.com:
“I would actually have run the ball for four straight times,” Bentley said when asked if he would have run the ball on 4th down from the 2-yard line.
You can hear the audio clip of Governor Bentley’s comment from an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Radio Show here. Bentley is an Alabama alum, and having grown up in the SEC country I can’t say that I’m surprised that Bentley chose to add his “two cents” to the Crimson Tide’s Monday morning quarterback collection plate. Nevertheless, I don’t expect Nick Saban or this Alabama team to flinch at all following the loss. There is plenty of football left, and Alabama may just find themselves back in the BCS Title Game if they don’t stumble again.