Pete Golding has received much criticism in his time at Alabama, but Crimson Tide fans are singing his praises after a masterful performance versus Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl Classic.
Golding and the Tide held the Bearcats out of the end zone. Alabama surrendered two field goals and earned a 27-6 victory.
Golding’s defense forced six sacks, eight tackles for loss, six pass breakups, and two quarterback hurries. The 37-year-old called an exceptional game, and Alabama frustrated Desmond Ridder. Cincinnati totaled 218 yards offensively and posted 74 yards rushing. He eyes a second national championship with the Tide, but fans are starting to come around him via Twitter.
This has been a Pete Golding masterpiece.
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownLive) December 31, 2021
This feels so much like Alabama’s Semi-Final win against Washington.
Defense has been absolutely nails since the 2nd drive. Pete Golding having a heck of a day thru 3 quarters.
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) December 31, 2021
— Joe Gaither (@JoeGaither6) December 31, 2021
1. Despite the ups and downs under Pete Golding, this is the 2nd year in a row he has the defense playing really well down the stretch. Let’s hope they can do it one more time.
2. Thought it was one of Branch’s best games in a Bama uniform. Mathis too.
— The Bama Beat (@TheBamaBeat) January 1, 2022
We all need to give Pete Golding a little credit now
— MaxPatch (@KurMudGin) December 31, 2021
Pete Golding!!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
— Andy (@Andy_RTR91) December 31, 2021
Put some respect on Pete Golding name
— Brandon Chicken (@SikuLaFlame) January 1, 2022
Shoutout to Pete Golding man
— Bryce young for heisman 🏆 (@Rolltide2007) December 31, 2021
Pete Golding defense held us down today. #RollTide
— Poverty Perry . (@tidewave4) December 31, 2021
I’ve gotta give Pete Golding credit! He’s amazing at getting pressure on 3rd downs when necessary
— ~𝙂𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙯~ (@ewhigham) December 31, 2021
In Pete Golding I Trust!!!!!#RollTide
— Alabama Rydeouts (@MarvinBama16) December 31, 2021
For all the negative talk about Pete Golding this year, he and the Alabama defense he coordinates is the big reason why Alabama is in the position it is in & that’s with a ton of youth on that side of the ball.
— Shelby Waddell (@HGCoachW) January 1, 2022
Golding and the Tide will face the winner of Michigan/Georgia in the CFP National Championship.
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