i was in high school and watched that game with my dad and younger brother and we were going nuts on that last drive. it was awesome having that game and the kick to bookend the regular '85 season.I fondly remember that game! Had about twenty college friends over watching that. Awesome game!
It's not like every player comes back to Tuscaloosa after their career is over.In my not so humble opinion, Shula was Bama in name only. Someone mentioned his one and only return to the Capstone between his days as QB and head coach. That was 1992 and it was mainly a PR kind of thing. A Birmingham market news person got in a quick chat with him on that occasion. I remember seeing it on the sports segment of the local news that night, and I did NOT get a good vibe off of him during that short interview. Fast forward 11 years later in 2003 and I had a sinking feeling when it appeared that the PTB were going with him as HC. There were more candidates than just him. Hiring Shula was a stopgap measure. Replacing a HC is a challenge unto itself. Replacing one in the summer? Forget about it. It was such an insane time at Bama. Had everything not happened just the way it did, meaning had Mr. Price stayed out of trouble, then naturally, Shula would never have been there and it would now be coming up on 30 years since his last trip to the Capstone.