For three weeks or so, Alabama was the Rodney Dangerfield of college football. At least that’s what Crimson Tide linebacker Dont’a Hightower said.
He said third-ranked Alabama was treated unfairly by those outside the program in the battle for early-season respect.
“In a sense I do. One reason for that is we played Penn State this year. A lot of people were arguing we weren’t as good as everybody thought we were. But playing teams like Kent State and North Texas and beating a really good team like Penn State.
“Teams still didn’t feel like they could respect us. I feel like after the Arkansas game, I feel like we set the tone and let everybody know we are for real.”
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