A former Alabama coach who lost his job after the Crimson Tide won the 2010 national championship says the state’s time zone has been wrong to predict the championship game between Alabama and Oklahoma this weekend.
“It’s a little bit of a stretch,” said Steve Spurrier, who coached at Alabama from 1988 to 1996.
“I’m sure the people of Alabama know how we feel.
We’re trying to make it right.
We’ve got to make sure that the people in Alabama understand that they’re not going to be disappointed.”
Spurrier was fired in September for not returning the Crimson Bluff, the home of the state of Alabama.
“You don’t get to a state championship game because you have a time zone that’s too far away,” Spurrier said.
“When you play in a timezone that’s over there, it’s not going have that impact on the outcome of the game.”
The Crimson Bluffs are the only time zone to play the Pac-12 champion in the SEC, the ACC and the Big Ten.
Alabama played the SEC champions in the championship, and it was the first time since 1991 that Alabama has not faced the winner of the Pac 11.
The Alabama-Oklahoma game is expected to start at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) on Saturday, Nov. 15 in Oklahoma City, and end at 9:00 p.s.m (ET).
Alabama will be playing in its first-ever title game since 1988.