Kirk Herbstreit names 2 reasons why Auburn has had more success than anyone else against Alabama
The Auburn Tigers have gone 3-4 against Alabama the past 7 years. While that’s hardly an impressive record in normal situations, it’s the most success anyone has had against Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide team.
The 2 rivals will meet on the field again on Saturday afternoon, with Alabama trying to keep its Playoff hopes alive. The Tide will be without Saban, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
On Saturday morning’s SportsCenter, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit broke down 2 reasons why he thinks Auburn has had the amount of success its had against Alabama:
“It’s 2 things. Number 1, his offensive scheme gives his playmakers the chance to go out and make plays because it’s a tough offense to prepare for,” Herbstreit said. “And I think the other thing is Kevin Steele, the defensive coordinator. Kevin Steele, who has been around the SEC and has spent time in Tuscaloosa as an assistant and defensive coordinator under Nick Saban. So, they understand each other. They know Alabama probably better than anybody. … I think Kevin Steele gets his guys fired up.”
Herbstreit didn’t go as far as to pick an Auburn upset, but those are indeed a couple of reasons why Auburn has been able to beat Alabama more than any other school.
Is an upset in the works on Saturday? Tune in to CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET to find out.