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    Link Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Interesting link for those who like the x's & o's.

    The first play is the long pass to near the goal line on our third TD drive. The second play is our first pass of the night.

    A.J. McCarron and Alabama put it on Notre Dame last night to win their second straight BCS National Championship. With the Irish playing some Cover 2 (and Cover 6: Quarter, Quarter, Half), the Tide ran a base 2-Deep beater (Flat-7) to produce in the passing game. Let’s go back to the video and breakdown some coaching points from last night’s matchup.
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...s-Cover-2.html
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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by formersoldier71 View Post
    Interesting link for those who like the x's & o's.

    The first play is the long pass to near the goal line on our third TD drive. The play is our first pass of the night.

    In a couple of back and forths with ND fans on this forum I mentioned that their DB's wouldn't be able to cover our WR's and I'd be surprised if we didn't attack them on a regular basis vertically.

    ND lost most of their experienced DB's to injury early on and was using converted WR's. Their front 7 shielded them from outright exposure all year much like our lack of consistent pass rush made our DB's look weaker than they really are.

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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by formersoldier71 View Post
    Interesting link for those who like the x's & o's.

    The first play is the long pass to near the goal line on our third TD drive. The play is our first pass of the night.



    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...s-Cover-2.html
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but our first pass of the night was the second play of the game. About 29 yards to Norwood.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see you probably meant to say the 2nd one was our first pass of the night.
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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    That's interesting, although the important point for me on both of these completions is that McCarron put it where no-one else had a chance, and both receivers made great grabs.

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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin4Bama View Post
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but our first pass of the night was the second play of the game. About 29 yards to Norwood.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see you probably meant to say the 2nd one was our first pass of the night.
    No, I meant to say that the second play was our first pass of the night.



    Thanks. Fixed it.
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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBama76 View Post
    In a couple of back and forths with ND fans on this forum I mentioned that their DB's wouldn't be able to cover our WR's and I'd be surprised if we didn't attack them on a regular basis vertically.

    ND lost most of their experienced DB's to injury early on and was using converted WR's. Their front 7 shielded them from outright exposure all year much like our lack of consistent pass rush made our DB's look weaker than they really are.
    AJ overthrew Coop by a step or two on two or three passes. Coop split both safeties and had them beat. Had the ball been a few inches shorter, Coop walks in both times.
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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Yeah, I've said on other sites that it was impressive that we really didn't get out of "our offense." We just did what we've always done well at a high level. No tricks, no weird formations...just pretty common singleback offense things. The "Flat-7" mentioned in this article is a staple in the pros and college. The two biggest adjustments to ND I saw were:

    1) An occasional widened OL splits. Certainly not Mike Leach's idea of wide splits but a little wider than we do in my memory.

    2) We pulled our guard on play action passes nearly every time. We've done this before but not to the level seen in the BCSCG.

    I'm guessing the slightly widened splits were to effect some of the things they do with their down linemen since they got the majority of their pressure from the linemen. The pulling guard on play passes has always been something I like. When they say you look at the linemen to determine if it is run or pass...it's not so much the pre-snap stance but the offensive linemen's first step at the snap. The pulling action is the ultimate sell job on a play fake and probably something they saw effected ND the most.

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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    AJ overthrew Coop by a step or two on two or three passes. Coop split both safeties and had them beat. Had the ball been a few inches shorter, Coop walks in both times.
    Those were frustrating to watch. You always think Coop will be able to run it down...
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    Re: Bama Passing Analysis vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Those were frustrating to watch. You always think Coop will be able to run it down...
    my takeaway from those 2 deep passes....Coop needs to learn how to make a dive at the ball, they were both catchable if he laid out for them.

    ...he's going to be fun to watch as he improves with experience and coaching.

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