There is nothing better than a national championship game, but it’s hard to imagine that Alabama vs. Notre Dame could be better than Alabama 32, Georgia 28 for the Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday night in Atlanta.
Two arms raised in the air. Four fingers held high on both hands.The fourth quarter belongs to Alabama. Strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran makes sure of it.He screams. He jumps up and down as if on a trampoline. He’s a cheerleader on the sidelines, but a grueling taskmaster in the weight room.Largely because of him, Alabama players excel when the game is on the line. They believe; they know they are physically superior when the going gets tough.Other teams often wilt when the game is four quarters deep. Alabama gets its second wind.
With the SEC Championship Game and a berth in the BCS title game on the line, Alabama’s sensational freshman duo of running back T.J. Yeldon and wide receiver Amari Cooper delivered big time for Alabama on Saturday night in the Georgia Dome.