Alabama entered Week 2 as the top-ranked team and was expected to easily defeat the Texas Longhorns. After halftime, it has been anything but pretty for the Crimson Tide.
The Will Anderson-led defense hasn’t been able to handle the Longhorns’ offense, which has thrown plenty of curveballs Alabama’s way. Freshman Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers went down early with an injury and has been ruled out to return. He was replaced by Hudson Card, who has held his own, given the circumstances.
Alabama fans, former players and analysts have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the Crimson Tide’s poor performance.
Sloppy play by Alabama
Per @ESPNStatsInfo, today marks the first time #Alabama has drawn 10+ penalties (accepted) in a half under coach Nick Saban. The most accepted penalties against a Saban-coached Alabama team was 13 against Auburn in 2019.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 10, 2022
Lots of flags on the secondary
I told y’all to be prepared for this. “Chuck up prayers and wait for the flag” is the most effective offense imaginable versus Alabama
— King Cake eater Bananas (@geauxcrimson) September 10, 2022
Still no sign of life after the half
Going to be a interesting second half for Alabama. If the skill players come out confident Bama still wins big. But right now Texas is out working them
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) September 10, 2022
Can't get anything going
Alabama's offense is out of sorts. No rhythm. No timing. Off balance.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) September 10, 2022
Definitely not playing like No. 1
Regardless if you are the biggest Bama Superfan or the biggest person who hates them, everyone can see they are definitely not the #1 team in the country. Too many mistakes!!!
— Steven Stingray Ray ⚡️🌪⚡️🌪⚡️🌪🌩⛈ (@StevenRay30) September 10, 2022
Bro why are we going side ways man. Run the ball!
— Reggie Ragland (@reggieragland) September 10, 2022
Will Anderson isn't playing like himself
Will Anderson has three offside penalties in the first half. That’s so unusual for a player of that caliber.
— Aidan Gallardo (@aidangallard0) September 10, 2022
Fingers are being pointed
I am begging y’all to be as critical of BOB as y’all are Pete.
— cade smith (@cadesmith_3) September 10, 2022
Close games aren't typical for this program
Bama fans gotta calm down. This is what football is about. Close games are good games. Make adjustments, see who shows up when big plays are needed
— ~𝙂𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙯~ (@ewhigham) September 10, 2022
Young receivers making mistakes
Prentice wasn’t running g like he was getting the ball. Gotta get with it.
— JS Bama Fan 4Ever (@JS_Bama_Fan) September 10, 2022
Another three-and-out for Alabama, that's four-straight drives without a first down.
— James Benedetto (@james_benedetto) September 10, 2022
Haven’t seen offense this bad with superstars this good since… well, 2021 Alabama.
— Sidelines – Bama (@SSN_Alabama) September 10, 2022
Can't sit still
Pacing around my apartment like Saban right now
— Thomas Paradiso (@TubaTom92) September 10, 2022