Paul Finebaum destroys Alabama after upset loss to Texas A&M
The college football world was turned upside down Saturday night in College Station, Texas, as top-ranked Alabama lost at Texas A&M, 41-38.
The outcome was a shock to college football analysts and fans. After all, the Aggies had dropped consecutive games to Arkansas and Mississippi State coming into the game and were 18-point underdogs.
But A&M built a 24-10 lead to get the home crowd fired up and then scored the final 10 points to win, culminated by a 28-yard field goal by Seth Small on the final play of the game.
SEC analyst Paul Finebaum admitted Sunday morning on ESPN’s “SportCenter” that he was troubled about what he saw from Alabama on Saturday night.
“I was concerned about the fact that Alabama was dominated on both lines of scrimmage,” Finebaum said. “I haven’t seen that very often in Nick Saban’s tenure. And not only that, it was complete lack of composure. I saw some inexplicable coaching decisions as well offensively, passing 3 straight times in the red zone.”
Finebaum also had some strong words for Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Pete Golding, whose defense allowed 379 total yards and was unable to get a stop down the stretch.
“And the defensive coordinator — I don’t know what his buyout is this morning,” Finebaum said. “The defensive performance for Alabama was disgraceful.”
Alabama returns to action next Saturday with a road game at Mississippi State.