Worst of the Week, championship week edition, gets many blunders
Just because it was championship weekend doesn’t mean that players, coaches or fans are exempt from the dreaded blooper reel. Here’s a look at some of the not-so-elegant moments from around the country.
Verne is impressed
Alabama quarterback Jake Coker is going to have to celebrate the Crimson Tide’s SEC Championship without his hat, courtesy of this sticky-fingered fan.
HB or LB?
It’s (not) comforting to know that targeting happens outside the SEC, in this instance, the culprit was Clemson safety T.J. Green who leveled this hit on North Carolina return man Ryan Switzer.
Well, that escalated quickly
Bama Blow Up
Quick (and painful) football lesson, kids: keep your head up or someone will make you pay. In this instance, it was Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley with the devastating hit on a Florida defender.
Just go for it
Florida’s kicking game struggled against Alabama in the SEC Championship game and the Gator’s special teams were very much a part of that futility. The Crimson Tide blocked a Florida punt and field goal in the first half to steal away much of the Gators’ early momentum.
Houston body slams
More ugliness in the Lone Star State on Saturday at Houston’s TDECU Stadium as security detail got a little overzealous when it came to preventing Cougar fans from rushing the field after beating Western Kentucky in the AAC Championship. The security company has since lost its contract with the school.