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    Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    In post game show Saban said something to the effect of disagreeing with passing on 1st and goal. What?! He said we should have power run it. What?!

    He agreed with or actually called the 4th and 2 but made it clear Nuss called the 1st down call. He even said we were acting like we were in rush rush mode when we weren't. Why wasn't he more involved from the get go?

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Head coaches really have to put a lot of trust in their coordinators and not micromanage during the games or it leads to a lot of problems.

    I am surprised that Saban didn't take the opportunity during halftime to put Nuss into a more of a run-first type of mode.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    I don't know much about Nuss except he was highly regarded as an OC when he was hired. Has he coached in the SEC before and does he understand smash mouth football? The last two games we have played our offense has not looked good at all and we have had way too many 3 and outs and turnovers. This is not what got us to championship games. We are not wearing other teams down, we are wearing our defense down.

    Having said that, our defense has looked horrible tackling in the last two games. Too much arm tackling, it reminded me of past defenses under other coaches. We normally stop people in their tracks and move the pile backwards, but not the last two games. We have had players in position to make a tackle for a loss, only to fail to get them on the ground and give up a lot of yards after contact.

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    Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Quote Originally Posted by TENNTIDE1 View Post
    I don't know much about Nuss except he was highly regarded as an OC when he was hired. Has he coached in the SEC before and does he understand smash mouth football? The last two games we have played our offense has not looked good at all and we have had way too many 3 and outs and turnovers. This is not what got us to championship games. We are not wearing other teams down, we are wearing our defense down.

    Having said that, our defense has looked horrible tackling in the last two games. Too much arm tackling, it reminded me of past defenses under other coaches. We normally stop people in their tracks and move the pile backwards, but not the last two games. We have had players in position to make a tackle for a loss, only to fail to get them on the ground and give up a lot of yards after contact.
    The defense in first half really surprised me. A little better in the second half.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    We have a good OC, folks.

    Take it easy on him.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    On behalf of our defense, we took a beating with the NFL draft this spring. This is supposed to be our rebuilding year on that side of the ball. They have still done a great job. Just ran out of steam this week.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    We have a good OC, folks.

    Take it easy on him.
    I don't think I'm being overly hard on the OC. If we were completing those passes we would think he is the best OC ever. I don't know about the stats, but it seems as though we have really struggled on 3rd down conversions on both sides of the ball in the last two games. I'm not even discussing the turnovers and penalties. Sheeesh.

    The OC doesn't have to worry about me. If CNS is happy, I am thrilled to death, but I don't think CNS is happy with either side of the ball in the last two games, IMO.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    We did seem in rush mode, I was going nuts because we snapped the ball with 15 seconds left on the play clock and as soon as I seen we were throwing on 1st down I told my old man we were DONE. There is no way I would have thrown 3-1 that close to the endzone with Lacy and Yeldon.

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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Funny we want more involvement with our HC and FSU want's an OC.
    Last edited by Ldlane; November 10th, 2012 at 09:43 PM.
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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Bah we should have run the ball down their throats on that last series. Why didn't we do that? I don't get it.
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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    If we run the ball 4 straight times, we win! PERIOD!

    But if AJ doesn't underthrow Bell, he scores easily!

    But if we don't get behind 20-0 to a good team, we win!

    It goes on and on!
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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    Bah we should have run the ball down their throats on that last series. Why didn't we do that? I don't get it.
    Because Nussmeyer wanted to see how fans react on message boards after games?
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    Re: Why wasn't Saban more involved on that last series?

    Beaten by 3 teams tonight: Texas A&M, the officiating crew and Bama. That is all.
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