Auburn players, both current and former, had to be torn about the SEC Championship matchup.

But they couldn’t hide their appreciation, and even rooting interest, for Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, who came off the bench to rescue the Crimson Tide and lead them to a win over Georgia in the title game in Atlanta.

Several standouts from Alabama’s arch-rival couldn’t hold back their enthusiasm.

Most of these comments speak to the difference between a team and an individual, as almost all of them qualified their tweets by saying that they hated Auburn, but were rooting for Hurts. They probably understand, or can at least relate to, the whipsaw nature of Hurts’ career trajectory, and how the fan base reacted to him going from starter to backup.