Luke Fickell is pursuing his first national championship as a head coach.
He has Cincinnati motivated to dethrone the defending national champions, Alabama football.
Both teams arrived in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday for final practices before the Cotton Bowl. The game will be Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
ESPN has the call at 2:30 p.m. CT. According to Twitter, Cincinnati will wear all black for the game.
— Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) December 27, 2021
Georgia was the last team to don all-black jerseys against the Crimson Tide in 2008. Scott Cochran, a former strength and conditioning coach for Alabama, made the statement, “They are wearing black because they are going to a funeral.”
Alabama dominated Georgia, 41-30, at Sanford Stadium that year. Alabama fans reacted to Cincinnati’s decision via social media.
Oh nooooo lol please ask a Georgia fan about this before you commit https://t.co/rcsOuDnz4H
— Jennifer (@jhjosof) December 27, 2021
I amend my earlier prediction make it 59-7 https://t.co/R726nUD34C
— Mythiccz (@Mythiccz1) December 27, 2021
Ask Georgia how that worked for them https://t.co/wWqoiy59k2
— sayers (@SayersCollins) December 27, 2021
“They wearing black because they going to a funeral!” https://t.co/x48Defb9YV
— Kemp Wilson (@kemper_wilson) December 27, 2021
Awe. Bless their hearts. Bad idea. https://t.co/shaLtM54pW
— Julie Smith (@smithjuliec) December 27, 2021
Don’t wear black. That team is going to take this as you saying that it’ll be their funeral. They’re looking for underdog material https://t.co/p3BwEFZEUf
— #FTMF (@onlyonejj22) December 27, 2021
— Greg Komara (@GKom89) December 27, 2021
Scott Cochran had a good quote about this once. https://t.co/c1PlDCuLQ8
— Update Button Pusher (@Colin1374) December 27, 2021
It’s only proper to wear black to a funeral. https://t.co/LuUeYD7qFF
— Micah (@MicahLangston2) December 27, 2021
Saban just called game before it even started. https://t.co/stDmtzgUQ2
— Cam Freeman (@CoachCamFreeman) December 27, 2021
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