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    My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama-fo-life View Post
    To me the key to the game will be how each team will handle the lay off. It is really like the start of a different season. Remember AU? They were shredding defenses but after the layover they were not the same (scored in the teens I think). So the question is who will handle the lay over better? To me its Bama who got there by brute force. ND worked hard but no question things, like that AU season, bounced their way (see triple ot win, Standford call, not facing Barkley). Don't get me wrong ND is a good team but I do think this game may go different as their season. The question is how will they respond?
    I think it has benefitted Bama in the past and then not. 2008 it appeared we were off a bit on defense, but got stronger as the game wore on, still lost. Was it the lay off or hearing things from the press and then the Andre Smith debacle? 2009 we learned from it and won it all, though in the 2nd half tried to give it away. 2010 boy did we figure it out, and then 2011, we see how that ended up LSU sure didn't. This year with this team over the past month going through what they've gone through I'm sure they'll be ready. Nothing like hitting that reset button.
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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Under Saban in neutral-field season openers and bowl games, Alabama has typically played very well out of the gate. The 2008 Utah game being really the only exception. Overall, Alabama is 7-1 in such games. In the 7 wins, no team has finished within 10 points of Alabama since the 2007 Independence Bowl.

    If we can keep that kind of momentum going that we've had in those "kickoff bowls" and actual bowls, then I feel pretty good about our chances.

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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Under Saban in neutral-field season openers and bowl games, Alabama has typically played very well out of the gate. The 2008 Utah game being really the only exception. Overall, Alabama is 7-1 in such games. In the 7 wins, no team has finished within 10 points of Alabama since the 2007 Independence Bowl.

    If we can keep that kind of momentum going that we've had in those "kickoff bowls" and actual bowls, then I feel pretty good about our chances.
    I think some people forget that against Utah Mike Johnson moved from guard to tackle to replace Andre, then went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter I believe. That then had us down the entire left side of our offensive line. Not a very ideal situation going against Kruger who leads the Ravens in sacks this year...

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    My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide1224 View Post
    I think some people forget that against Utah Mike Johnson moved from guard to tackle to replace Andre, then went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter I believe. That then had us down the entire left side of our offensive line. Not a very ideal situation going against Kruger who leads the Ravens in sacks this year...
    Combine that with, WE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE!
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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Combine that with, WE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE!
    Or play Utah.
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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    If I had to have one key to the game it would be turnovers. I don't think anyone can beat us if we have zero turnovers in a game.

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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Bama is 49-0 since the start of the 2008 season when rushing for 150 yards or more. I like our chances...

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    My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolcbear View Post
    Or play Utah.
    That too
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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Pony View Post
    Bama is 49-0 since the start of the 2008 season when rushing for 150 yards or more. I like our chances...
    Quick - someone smarter than me..

    What's our record under CNS when we don't turn the ball over?
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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    I can sum it up in just 2 words.....


    Ed Lacy.


    RTR....

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    Re: My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    I can sum it up in just 2 words.....


    Ed Lacy.


    RTR....
    He has gotten stronger as the season has gone on. I have to agree with this.
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    My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    I can sum it up in just 2 words.....


    Ed Lacy.


    RTR....
    Something which they'll have no answer for. They'll get tired of tackling him, then there is another thing that will scare them, a fresh TJ Yeldon.
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    My Opinion of the Key to the BCS Title Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolcbear View Post
    Quick - someone smarter than me..

    What's our record under CNS when we don't turn the ball over?
    That is a great question. Wish I knew.
    RTR!

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