Alabama vs. Auburn: What the Tigers Could Learn from the MSU Bulldogs

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Alabama vs. Auburn: What the Tigers Could Learn from the MSU Bulldogs
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The dismal performance of the Auburn Tigers in Athens is well behind them now, and there is no point in looking back.

If the coaching staff is doing their job right, and I suspect they are, they have the team concentrating on the Samford game this weekend.

But, that game should be nothing more than a practice session before the biggest end to the regular season left for them to attain, the Iron Bowl.  It’s the only real opportunity for the Tigers to redeem themselves on what had been a lesson in improvement week to week, that is until the Georgia debacle.

It still escapes me, as I’m sure it does head coach Gene Chizik, as to what happened that Saturday afternoon between the hedges.

But that same day, or that evening, the Mississippi State Bulldogs showed a great deal of fortitude and spirit in challenging their neighbor, the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide.

The 24-7 Tide victory is really no indication of what kind of fight the Bulldogs brought to the game, quite intensely, at least for the first half.

The final analysis has the Crimson Tide knocking off another contender in valiant style, but their valor was not that evident and the Bulldogs exposed some vulnerability that the Auburn Coaches should be paying attention to.

It’s a long shot at best for the Tigers, but at this point, it couldn’t get any worse than last weekend, so what have they got to lose.

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