Alabama kicker tweets heartfelt apology to fans after missed field goal vs. Auburn

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The Tweet is up, and it's good.

Alabama kicker Joseph Bulovas was having a pretty good Saturday: he was 6 for 6 on extra points and nailed a 43-yarder, keeping the Tide step-for-step with the Tigers. With just over two minutes left in the game, Bulovas had an opportunity to tie it up with a 30-yard field goal, and he bonked it off the left upright, effectively giving Auburn the victory.

Well, Bulovas thought a lot about it, and on Tuesday, he penned an apology to Alabama fans for the flub.

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The letter reads:

After reflecting on the game, I just wanted to express my apologies to the entire Crimson Tide nation. Nobody was more disappointed than myself. Regardless of the circumstances, that is a kick I should make in my sleep and nobody is as big of a critics as I am of myself. To the fans, my coaches, and my teammates; I promise you will never see a guy work as hard as I will for the entirety of my career because I owe that to all of you. I refuse to let this be anymore than a bump in the road and I'm confident I will come back better because of it. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and this one was hard to take to say the least, but I have confidence in this team and myself and that's what's motivating going forward. I have and will always give it everything I've got for this team which is something that will never change. God Bless and Roll Tide.

-Joseph Bulovas

At least one man supports Bulovas, and that's the head man at Alabama, Nick Saban. Saban voiced support for Bulovas following the loss:

"Joe's play is just one play, one play doesn't win or lose the game," Saban said. "There were a lot of other plays that put us in the situation we were in. I know nobody feels worse about it than Joe, he's a great young man."

Fans of the Tide took to Twitter on Saturday, criticizing and attacking the sophomore kicker. The 48 points given up by the Tide's defense had nothing to do with it, though.

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