Earlier this week, Alabama quarterback Jake Coker told CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd that Ole Miss “wouldn’t want to play us again.”
The Rebels beat the Crimson Tide 43-37 in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 19. On Friday, Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson fired off a couple tweets that could’ve been in response to Coker’s comments.
“Somebody get this man a playstation or something,” Johnson tweeted. “Because he was throwing video game picks and he wants a redo.”
There’s no way to know if Johnson was directing that towards Coker, but it’s certainly possible. Coker had three touchdowns in the loss, but he also completed just 46.7 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions.
Many college football analysts have said Alabama gave the game away because of five turnovers the Crimson Tide committed, but if you talk to anyone from Ole Miss about it, they’ll point out a couple easy interceptions that were missed that could’ve not allowed for Alabama to make a comeback.
The Rebels led 43-24 before Alabama scored a touchdown with 3:26 to go. The Crimson Tide then recovered an onside kick on a controversial play, where it looked like an Alabama player illegally tipped the ball down the field. It didn’t impact the game, but perhaps the perception of the final score.
“One thing you need to learn son is in the SEC West there is no rematch. You only get one shot,” Johnson fired off in another tweet. “And we would love some more big dawg.”
We won’t get a rematch this season, but you can bet both teams will be ready to go when they clash in Oxford on Sept. 17 next fall.