December 16, 2013

Jay Barker knows how Alabama feels about missing shot at title

Jay Barker has been there.

He knows what it is like to have championship hopes dashed in the fourth quarter of the final game before an expected national title contest, and to have to regroup for a bowl game against a high-profile opponent.

Barker, the former University of Alabama quarterback, went through it 19 years ago when the Crimson Tide lost to Florida by a single point in the SEC Championship Game, knocking UA out of a national championship showdown with Nebraska. Alabama instead played Ohio State in the Citrus Bowl.

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