View From the Alabama Sideline on the Final Play of the Iron Bowl: “In my 50 years of football, I’ve never seen something like that”

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

By now we hope you’ve all seen the unbelievable ending to the Alabama-Auburn game today. Now here’s a view you may not have seen yet. For a game with so much on the line, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a wilder finish.

This is also wonderful:

We think Auburn fans are enjoying the moment.

If time has ever stood still at an Iron Bowl, it did Saturday night. The game, the stakes, the play, the moment … no one could quite comprehend what they just saw.

“In my 50 years of football, I’ve never seen something like that,” said former Colorado and Northwestern coach Gary Barnett from the press box. “This is a Stanford-Cal game. It will be replayed forever. I told the guy who made the (radio) call for Auburn: ‘Copyright that thing right now because they’ll sell that copy to everybody who was in the stadium.'”

ESPN announcer Chris Fowler can’t remember ever seeing a moment like the Iron Bowl finish in his 25 years of covering huge college football games.

“We’re in the business of trying to find adjectives and you can’t,” Fowler said. “There are so many moments in the game where you think you know something is going to happen, and then a plot twist comes in. I’m still not sure I believe what I saw.”

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