Kirk Herbstreit's message for Alabama ahead of Mississippi State game
Kirk Herbstreit didn’t mince words when asked about Alabama. In fact, he focused on just one.
“Simplify,” the ESPN analyst said Saturday morning on SportsCenter via 247Sports.com. “They looked like a very confused team last (week). Again, when you play a physically dominant team in college football (like Alabama), you can’t just line up and play football. You’ve got to do a lot of different things with your formations, your personnel groupings and your motions.”
That’s exactly what Texas A&M did last week. It worked. The Aggies upset Alabama 41-38.
Alabama will play at Mississippi State today at 7 p.m. ET.
“A&M did a heck of a job of confusing Alabama’s defense,” Herbstreit said. “Alabama, many times, on their heels looking at each other, kind of shrugging their shoulders, confused with the looks. I think they had too much maybe in the plan. … Busted coverage, getting beat up front at the line of scrimmage.”
The loss dropped Alabama from No. 1 in the country to No. 5. We’ll see if the Aggies can continue their winning ways. They play Missouri at noon ET today.