Following Alabama's dramatic loss, former President George W. Bush sent Foster this note.
The 34-28 defeat at the Iron Bowl ended then-No. 1 Crimson Tide's undefeated season and knocked them out of the BCS and SEC championships. Following the game, fans angrily blamed Foster for the loss, threatening to hurt him and his family.
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