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    Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

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    Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Would make sense that the fightin' Amish are more loose, relaxed, etc....

    I'm really curious to see how 'tight' we play early. But remember that old clip that Saban has, where he explains that if he's intense, it's generally because the guys are NOT; and if he's loose, it's because he thinks the guys get it? (Paraphrasing big time)

    Coach has been really loose.....


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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Two very good articles that are refreshing after reading the national media. Thank you for posting the links.

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    Loved the second article from Deas.

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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Great insights into practice and the different approaches taken by the two teams. The 4th period reminded me of what they used to say about "middle drill" when Coach Stallings was in Tuscaloosa.

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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Time is so dangerous for fans. We worry about every little detail -- and wonder about it's impact on the game. I too have gotten lost in the massive amounts of "goo" that comes from yahoo, espn, etc.

    The things that still stand out to me:

    Vegas Line: -10 (or so)
    Is the ND offense better than A&M? No - not even close

    Their Offense may max out at 13 points --

    We just have to score 14 --

    When have we NOT scored 14 points?

    Even if the Defenses are a PUSH

    Our Offense is better -- in some ways -- much better


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    Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Quote Originally Posted by bamanut_aj View Post
    Would make sense that the fightin' Amish are more loose, relaxed, etc....

    I'm really curious to see how 'tight' we play early. But remember that old clip that Saban has, where he explains that if he's intense, it's generally because the guys are NOT; and if he's loose, it's because he thinks the guys get it? (Paraphrasing big time)

    Coach has been really loose.....


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    I just saw his interview session this morning on ESPN, the beginning anyway. He looks relaxed, complimenting the Orange Bowl committee and at the same time he looked determined to get the team to see where he is coming from at this point. He has shifted gears a little as he always does at the time. I can't wait to see how the team responds tomorrow night.
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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Both good articles, especially Deas for its insights into practice and the attitude of the players. In the interviews I've seen from the players, I don't get a sense of overly serious or uptight but one of preparedness. I like what I'm hearing from everyone and the demeanor of the team. I don't believe over-confidence comes into play but I do believe that this group knows that if they do what they are capable of doing they will be successful. Bama 27-10.

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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Both, very good articles by two very good writers. Like Cecil pointed out...we won't really if the team is too tight, or just ready for business until the game.
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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    My take on what's coming: Saban will paint his masterpiece.

    The best coach in college ball, with three successful trips to the Title Game under his belt...

    Each trip has made him a better coach. He never stops learning or improving.

    And here we are, up against Notre Dang, of all teams, with everything up for grabs. Coach Bryant's nemesis, served on a silver platter.

    The pressure Saban must feel from his own expectations must be sky high, and I'm expecting him and his team to bring their "A" game...Saban will paint his masterpiece.
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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    THIS!!!!

    Some teams plan to get here. Coach Saban plans to win here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chukker Veteran View Post
    My take on what's coming: Saban will paint his masterpiece.

    The best coach in college ball, with three successful trips to the Title Game under his belt...

    Each trip has made him a better coach. He never stops learning or improving.

    And here we are, up against Notre Dang, of all teams, with everything up for grabs. Coach Bryant's nemesis, served on a silver platter.

    The pressure Saban must feel from his own expectations must be sky high, and I'm expecting him and his team to bring their "A" game...Saban will paint his masterpiece.
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    Raj: How do you know that?
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    Raj: Dude, can you even open your mouth without saying a cultural stereotype?
    Howard: I'm sorry Galileo drank diet sprite!

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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Cat View Post
    Loved the second article from Deas.
    Same - didn't really care for Hurt's piece, though I generally like his stuff.

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    Re: Cecil's take and Tommy Deas' take...

    All I will say is that the Notre Dame fans down here are pretty complacent--I get the sense that they will be neither surprised or devestated if they lose tomorrow. They appear to be just enjoying the fact that their team has returned to the national scene and celebrating a great year.

    So it makes sense that the team is loose as well.

    A loose team is only dangerous as long as they think they're in the game. So let's hope we come out strong and physical.

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