"The thing that I saw was A&M's ability to spread the Alabama defense out and get them out in space," he said Tuesday. "You combine that with a quarterback who right now is in a zone in Johnny Manziel, and the ability to run and throw legitimately -- not Denard Robinsonrunning around, but this kid can throw the ball. He's been doing it all year." The hurry-up tempo was another challenge, Herbstreit said. "And Alabama, the way they're built defensively without a bona fide big-time pass rusher, the best way they get pressure is they've got to bring a creative zone pressure off a blitz with man coverage," he said, "and that kind of feeds right into the hands of what that offense wants to do."
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Guarantee money from playing Alabama goes a long way for Western Carolina's athletic department-al.comThe $475,000 that Alabama will pay Western Carolina for simply participating in Saturday's game has already been put to good use within the Catamount athletic department. The program recently upgraded its video editing equipment thanks to the hefty chunk of crimson and white change, Western Carolina
Alabama practice report: Tuesday of Western Carolina week-al.comThe sun is shining, the air is crisp and it's a Chamber of Commerce kind of day in Tuscaloosa county. And the Alabama football team is practicing indoors. We don't have an explanation for this, nor do we feel the need to do some investigative journalism to figure out why. Here's the latest....