Even though this was only the fourth game of the 2006 season, it was by far the worst coached by Mike Shula and the rest of his coaching staff.
After leading at halftime, Arkansas fought back to tie the game at 17, which brought the game into overtime. Now if you just happened to forget what I mean by the most poorly coached game, then let me remind you with the painful memories I have left of it. Leigh Tiffin, who was at the time a freshman, missed field goal after field goal along with the extra point in overtime that cost Alabama the game.
To put it in a nice way, there is only one way I can see why Mike Shula kept Leigh Tiffin in. He wanted to keep him in so he could make that famous game-winning field goal which would of course boost his confidence.
This was a idiotic idea for two reasons: It seemed like anybody could have made that last extra point to drive it in double overtime, and it is all good and great that you want to try to give a kicker back his confidence, but if he is a freshman you do not want to ruin his career by having this hang over his head for the rest of his life.
This game changed Alabama because this is really when everyone saw the true coaching side of Mike Shula, and they did not want to see it anymore.