He didn’t play in either last year’s Rose Bowl loss to Georgia or the 2015 loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
“The other ones, I was primarily special teams,” Bolton said. “Now, it’s my last ride. It’s do or die, so it’s win out or go home and there ain’t no more going home.”
Bolton said he felt like the defense had made strides since the Big 12 title game.
“I think it was good to get everybody relaxed, everybody back in treatment, getting everybody back to 100 percent because you know in the back in of the end of the season, everybody’s pretty banged up,” Bolton said. “So I think these last four weeks did good for us, let us iron out a lot of stuff that we had problems with the last three weeks and just keep building on the things that we were doing good and trying to fix all the bad stuff.”
Nick Saban, Alabama coach, on Oklahoma’s offense and quarterback Kyler Murray:
“It’s challenging because it’s hard to get somebody to duplicate what the quarterback is capable of doing in their offense. He does a fabulous job and obviously, he’s the best player in college football. It’s a challenge to have somebody that can do that in practice and I think the speed of the game will be a little bit different when we get to the game, but we’re doing the best we can.”