I have heard talk of my fellow Bama fans being cocky and overconfident. The fans I know are not either. We are concerned about playing a tough team that has had some strange games this year. We are concerned about a team with a defense as good if not better than our own. We are concerned about a team with an excellent coach and a lot of talent. We are concerned about playing a team that is moving in the right direction. We are concerned that we don't know which teams will show up for the game. We are concerned that until the clock expires there is no way to predict how any SEC game will actually go. Our team has shown a lot of heart this year and the fans think they deserve a lot of credit and a ton of success. They are great kids who have played with spirit, emotion and class, and we support them fully. So, what are motivators for Bama for this game? First of all, every game this year is the only game this year for us. With no postseason, each week is self-contained. Second, we want to win (unofficially) the WEST. Third, we want to be a spoiler as much as possible. Fourth, last year's thumping of us by you guys creates a little bit of a revenge factor - you embarassed us, and the players have not forgotten how bad it felt. Do I think we will crush or pound you guys? NO. But I do think if we play well we CAN win against you. I expect a hard fought game with big hits and a lot of tough play. I hope we come out with the win, and expect my team to play its best and never give up. I doubt either team will crush or get crushed this weekend.