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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    LSU started the game with the ball, but I do not remember if they won or lost the toss.
    Bama won the toss and deferred. LSU, as they did literally almost all night, went three and out when Jefferson bobbled the snap on 3rd and 2.

    Bama wanted to establish the defense as the dominant force on the field. This season, Bama would probably receive, to establish the offense as the dominant force on the field.
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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    A lot of people like to act surprised when we elect to receive (Gary Danielson). I actually looked it up after last season and under Saban we elect to receive the opening kick ~80% of the time, IIRC.

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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    As much as I want to get the ball and score right away, I hate going in to halftime knowing that the other team will get the ball to start the second half. So for Bama to get the ball to start the second half, Bama has to kick off in the first half and make a statement with defense to start the game. I'll go with that.

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    Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Agree....I do prefer getting the ball to start the second half


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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonJag View Post
    Bama won the toss and deferred. LSU, as they did literally almost all night, went three and out when Jefferson bobbled the snap on 3rd and 2.

    Bama wanted to establish the defense as the dominant force on the field. This season, Bama would probably receive, to establish the offense as the dominant force on the field.
    Sorry, I meant in the LSU game this year, but that provides the insight that I was looking for. Similar game - the team winning the coin toss probably defers and lets their defense set the tone.

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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    I voted for kicking off to begin the game, but ultimately, I don't think it'll matter. If Bama wins the coin toss, I think Saban will elect to receive.
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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    I hope we get the ball & show everyone just how the ND defense really is.

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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    I like to kick off or defer. Kicking off means if you're down when you make adjustments you get it first to start the second half. But that's just me.
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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaDude06 View Post
    A lot of people like to act surprised when we elect to receive (Gary Danielson). I actually looked it up after last season and under Saban we elect to receive the opening kick ~80% of the time, IIRC.
    That's correct. Saban, in interviews, has said that, most of the time, he prefers the ball to start the game. However, ND might fall into the same category as LSU. We know their "D" is good, so we might prefer to see what their offense can do...
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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    I have no preference, as long as we score and keep scoring....

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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    I say take the ball right away. We have done well in the opening quarter in nearly all games, while we seem to struggle regaining a rhythm on offense at the beginning of the 2nd half. Additionally, I think our halftime adjustments habe been more effective on defense than offense. Our offense just seems to wear people down and really become effective in the 4th quarter regardless of adjustments.

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    Re: Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Sorry, I meant in the LSU game this year, but that provides the insight that I was looking for. Similar game - the team winning the coin toss probably defers and lets their defense set the tone.
    Verne said we won the toss and deferred, which probably means LSU won the toss and elected to receive.

    This was after calling it Death Stadium.
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    Do you want to kick or receive first half?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBeast View Post
    I have no preference, as long as we score and keep scoring....
    And stop them from scoring!

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