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    Article Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009
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    By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Nov. 20, 2012   It’s deja vu all over again.   Not only is Alabama back in the thick of the national title hunt a week or so after losing a late-season SEC game at home, but the Crimson Tide gets to face Auburn with BCS hopes on the line. [...]

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Good analysis Jess, thanks. I said in another thread we need to put them away early. We cannot let them hang around within 7-10 points starting the 4th quarter. I think we win but it will likely be closer than most expect.
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Good analysis and pick! We'll get their best shot IMO. Hopefully our offensive woes (3 and outs, passing inefficiencies, etc.) have been solved with a couple weeks of practice.

    As GrayTide suggests, we need to put our foot on their throat early and destroy any hope they may have to stay in this game.

    We do that and we may get to rest some of our #1's to get more healthy for Gawga!!!

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by JessN View Post
    Probably the scariest comparison would be to look at this game in the context of the 2002 game, in which an out-gunned Auburn team shocked an Alabama team in Tuscaloosa, all while Dennis Franchione was negotiating with Texas A&M behind Alabama’s back.
    Dang man, you trying to test our tickers or what

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Even that 2002 Auburn team wasn't that outgunned. They had a lot talent besides just Brown and Williams...

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Well I would like to thank you JessN for your insight but mostly for your TIME. I have thoroughly
    enjoyed your analyses. Again Thanks. Tom

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    I am just not seeing why so many think that *U is capable of keeping this thing close. I don't get it at all. I know that they pulled an "upset" 10 years ago, but go to YouTube and watch highlights of that game. Entirely different situation. That *U team was not winless in the SEC by any stretch of the imagination. That *U team came within an eyelash of beating USC in LA that season. That *U team blew out LSU. That team finished with 9 wins. We finished with 10. I think we were a bit more evenly matched that season. But, that's just me. I can understand not taking any team for granted, but *U is not going to pull off what would be the biggest upset in college football history.
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Probably the scariest comparison would be to look at this game in the context of the 2002 game, in which an out-gunned Auburn team shocked an Alabama team in Tuscaloosa, all while Dennis Franchione was negotiating with Texas A&M behind Alabama’s back.


    Well, on the plus side, I don't think Texas A&M is in the market for a new head coach at the moment!
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    It's good times when a "closer than expected" Iron Bowl is predicted 31-7.

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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by We_are_Bama View Post
    I am just not seeing why so many think that *U is capable of keeping this thing close. I don't get it at all. I know that they pulled an "upset" 10 years ago, but go to YouTube and watch highlights of that game. Entirely different situation. That *U team was not winless in the SEC by any stretch of the imagination. That *U team came within an eyelash of beating USC in LA that season. That *U team blew out LSU. That team finished with 9 wins. We finished with 10. I think we were a bit more evenly matched that season. But, that's just me. I can understand not taking any team for granted, but *U is not going to pull off what would be the biggest upset in college football history.
    The LSU and the aTm games should tell you all you need to know. The game still has to be played on the field. Not on paper. I remember reading predictions on this board going into the LSU game that had us blowing out LSU. I then saw just as many predictions on us blowing out aTm.

    This is a rivalry game and anything can happen to impact the flow of the game. If we come out focused and execute this game SHOULD BE over by the half. If we don't then all bets are off. We'll be right back in the situation we were in against LSU and aTm. Having to play a full four quarters.
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Thanks BB. There are a lot of posters who think all we have to do is roll our helmets out onto the field and au will assume a fetal position. These posters apparently didn't see the same team we saw against LSU and TAMU. Yes we will win, but we have to score early and often or they will take us deep into the 4th quarter. Assume nothing.
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    Thanks BB. There are a lot of posters who think all we have to do is roll our helmets out onto the field and au will assume a fetal position. These posters apparently didn't see the same team we saw against LSU and TAMU. Yes we will win, but we have to score early and often or they will take us deep into the 4th quarter. Assume nothing.
    The scary thing is we have a large number of fans who seem to never learn. Granted I'm not saying we ought to not be confident going into a game. But good lord. It seems it never fails when we have a large number of blowout predictions from our fanbase going into certain games it rarely turns out like the predictions.
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    Re: Auburn preview: Bama wants to channel memories of 2011, not 2009

    Quite honestly, I'm a little nervous that no one is giving au a chance....we should win, but gosh there is a lot on the line in this game.

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