With a win all but predetermined, Alabama’s 49-0 romp over Chattanooga on Senior Day was about staying in form for next week’s Iron Bowl against Auburn and appreciating the season’s last moments in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
There’s a reason you don’t play LSU for Homecoming; and there’s a reason that you don’t play Texas A&M on Senior Day. But a game against Chattanooga is a nice, relaxing way to give this decorated senior class a smooth sendoff before gearing up to face this season’s most important opponent: a cross-state trip to arch rival Auburn.
“We wanted to go out today and improve as a team, play better as a team, and play well for the seniors,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “It was a pretty emotional day today for a lot of those guys.
“It’s kind of an emotional thing for me too at the end of the game because a lot of those guys have meant a lot to the program.”