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Eight years later, Alabama will be ready for ULM in 2015

Alabama's head coach Saban instructs his players as they take on the LSU Tigers during their NCAA football game in Baton Rouge AP

In 2015 Alabama will finally get a chance to score some revenge for one of the more embarrassing losses of Nick Saban’s career since arriving in Tuscaloosa. No, Oklahoma is not dropping on the schedule and I am not referring to Auburn. Louisiana Monroe will return to Bryant Denny┬áStadium on September 26, 2015 in hopes of winning their second straight game in Tuscaloosa.

Tide Sports reports Alabama and Louisiana Monroe have agreed to the 2015 game. The last time ULM visited Alabama was in 2007, Saban’s first year as head coach. ULM left with a 21-14 upset of Alabama, which at the time had many thinking Saban’s return to the college game was not going to go as smoothly as anticipated. A lot has changed since then.

Alabama has won three BCS championships since 2007, and had a decent shot at playing for a fourth this past season. ULM has given some SEC teams a scare in recent years, but they have usually played the role of decisive underdog as scripted. In 2012 the WarHawks topped Arkansas in overtime and nearly did the same to Auburn a week later before losing in overtime.

Alabama was early in their development under Saban the last time they played. It is probably a safe bet ULM will not be able to catch Alabama by surprise in 2015.

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10 Responses to “Eight years later, Alabama will be ready for ULM in 2015”
  1. arrogantnation says: Feb 19, 2014 4:34 PM

    Saban will make it a bloodbath.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 4:50 PM

    Would rather lose to ULM than ULALA…

  3. mrlaloosh says: Feb 19, 2014 7:47 PM


  4. Deb says: Feb 19, 2014 7:58 PM

    Never count your chickens. Bet Nick will tell that to the team as well.

  5. Romulus says: Feb 19, 2014 8:56 PM

    Oh my god, I totally forgot about this…
    It caused Saban to flip out against Alabama fans and reporters. This was during their dark times. Glorious. Hilarious, then they started winning and the fans came out of the wood work.

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 19, 2014 10:57 PM

    The Auburn loss was anything but embarrassing. Oklahoma pretty much dominated them, but losing to Oklahoma is not embarrassing.

    Losing to ULM, very embarrassing.

  7. normtide says: Feb 19, 2014 11:01 PM

    That was a tough loss, but look what was built off of it.

    Romulus- auburn won a title, then just 3 games two years later. Football is strange. And I know an auburn fan isn’t talking about bandwagon fans. You could smell the mothballs on all the auburn shirts before the national title game this year. And now, back to seeing nothing with auburn written on it. My best friend is a Tue auburn fan. The au core fan base is staunchly loyal, one of the best. But, even he agrees that when auburn is great, half their fans are just anti Bama people. When auburn loses, they disappear. There are band wagon fans for every team, but auburn profits from Bama back lash.

  8. irishdodger says: Feb 20, 2014 9:08 AM

    It’ll be a beat down but at least it’s not another FCS school. I can respect that.

  9. Deb says: Feb 20, 2014 10:29 AM

    @normtide …

    So funny you’d mention Auburn bandwagon fans. One of my oldest friends is a true Auburn girl. Whole family of Auburn grads. We watched games together as kids. After the Iron Bowl, I congratulated her on FB and told her I’d be rooting for the Tigers (SEC) in the title game. Then suddenly another friend who’d never mentioned Auburn all season–or ever before in his life–came on celebrating “his team” as though he’d grown up painted orange and blue. When I questioned him, he said he has “many” teams and wanted to know why I wasn’t happy for him, too, as I was for her.

    Seriously, dude? But in fairness to Auburn, I guess he’d have jumped on any passing wagon and expected a pat on the back.

  10. normtide says: Feb 20, 2014 12:46 PM

    Deb- Auburn’s core fan base is small, but is probably the best in the country. And that’s coming from a huge Bama fan. Like all successful teams, there are a lot of people who want Bama to lose. They join the Auburn side when Auburn is playing great ball. That isn’t a knock on the true tiger fans. Like I said, they are a small fan base, but very strong and proud, as they should be.

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