Congrats to Blake Sims for being named @WalterCampFF Offensive Player of the Week! #RollTide http://t.co/gVJxnShXQ6
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 21, 2014
While the performance was far from a thing of beauty, especially in the first half of play, the Crimson Tide were able to overcome four turnovers to break a 21-21 tie in the second half of action.
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Postgame news and notes
Some structure changes within the blog have caused a few hiccups in respect to organization and time, so I'll respectfully turn the game recap over to Alabama beat writer Marquavius Burnett. I also encourage you to visit Mr. Burnett's Twitter page (twitter.com/Marq_Burnett) for some impressive statistics concerning the Tide. Scroll through the first 15 tweets or so to find some great information.
Powered by Blake Sims, Amari Cooper and a stingy defense, Alabama aced its opening SEC test, 42-21, against Florida: http://t.co/HHlTkGu9bY
— Marquavius Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) September 21, 2014
Nick Saban's postgame presser
Tide coach Nick Saban addresses the media following Alabama's conference victory over Florida.
While the Crimson Tide looked as messy as a mud hill for essentially half of the game against Florida, 'Bama was able to overcome a plethora of turnovers to still take control of the contest against UF and win by 21 points. The ability to overcome adversity, self-inflicted or otherwise, is one of the most defining traits of a quality team and Alabama was certainly tested against the Gators.
Great win for @AlabamaFTBL. Listen to Coopers TD. #ItsGood2Be #builtbybama #RollTide #UFvsBAMA https://t.co/cydIxaQBXH
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 20, 2014
Given the minor injury to Blake Sims and the typical bumps and bruises that come from playing the first four games of the season, Alabama's idle week is coming at the perfect time. The Crimson Tide will have the opportunity to heal while also improving basic fundamentals and scheming for the Ole Miss Rebels.