It’s that time of year. For Alabama football, it doesn’t get better than this stretch of the season that has become common under Nick Saban.
First, they’ll play in the sport’s best rivalry against Auburn this weekend, then they’ll make a trip to Atlanta for another date with the Georgia with the SEC Championship at stake.
This Iron Bowl matchup is being a bit overlooked, at least by those outside the Alabama bubble. Tide fans understand what this game means, and they understand that a trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium is never to be overlooked.
The luster has worn off of this year’s game a bit, after the Tigers inexplicable loss to New Mexico State a week ago, but that doesn’t undo the history, tradition, or vitality of this game.
Alabama still has a chance to play their way into the College Football Playoff, and to do so, a comfortable win over Auburn is important. They know that their postseason hopes are still alive, and while looking ahead to Georgia is tempting, a defeat here would undo any chances of being in the final four.
The Tide will be locked in Saturday, and a locked in Alabama is a scary sight. Here’s three reasons why Alabama football will roll against Auburn.