Friday, December 16, 2005

University of Alabama Football Report for 12/16/05

'tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

That makes one wonder if Lord Tennyson followed football recruiting.
-- Cecil Hurt, Tuscaloosa News

It took a few months and came down to a decision by a teenaged home-schooler, but Florida finally beat Alabama. However, there’s no telling if it was a 31-3 blowout or a nail-biter to the end. Tim Tebow – his bulk, his arm, his hype, and his PR team in tow – heads to Gainesville.

College football recruiting carries the reputation as a pretty dirty business. Exhibit T in the case includes constant text messaging from Gator head coach Urban Meyer (TT – if U R w8ing 2 +h3 last m1nu+3 4 yr ch01c3 i th1nk +ha+z soo kewl!!! U l00k’d Ho++ on espn2 LOL!!!– UM) and last minute private jet trips from Tuscaloosa to Saint Augustine.

On the bright side, I’m sure, somewhere, somehow, someone was wagering on this.

Roll Tide.