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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

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    I think you're stretching it for a discussion. Yes, we run a one-back offense, mostly, but we were running mostly two backs until Fowler got hurt. Also, I think Saban will be twisting in his grave when we start running read-option with our QBs. Also, our OL will continue to be stocked with 300 lb+ bruisers who can knock guys with a first name like Manti silly. Price had six running plays. SIX! When Darby went in to question it, Price's answer was "That's all we'll need." IOW, running plays were just a decoy for passing. I think you're way out on a limb here...
    Ha! You got me - it's a bit of a stretch on my part.

    My inner historian - failure though he may be - is trying desperately to connect some dots. I think our passing game is part of that classification, but that's about it. You're right, though.

    What I find neat is how diverse our offense really is - ironic that NFL guy Mike Shula ran such a vanilla offense but Saban like his mentor in New England will pound the rock while running a pretty inventive passing game.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    Ha! You got me - it's a bit of a stretch on my part.

    My inner historian - failure though he may be - is trying desperately to connect some dots. I think our passing game is part of that classification, but that's about it. You're right, though.

    What I find neat is how diverse our offense really is - ironic that NFL guy Mike Shula ran such a vanilla offense but Saban like his mentor in New England will pound the rock while running a pretty inventive passing game.
    I agree our offense was diverse and very, very good. I just don't think our passing game was that inventive however. The effectiveness of our running game sets up the play action. I think the routes are nothing out of the ordinary but when AJ is on and with the talent we have at WR who are wide open in many cases it seems inventive. It is beautiful to watch when the running and passing game are working at the same time.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    Ha! You got me - it's a bit of a stretch on my part.

    My inner historian - failure though he may be - is trying desperately to connect some dots. I think our passing game is part of that classification, but that's about it. You're right, though.

    What I find neat is how diverse our offense really is - ironic that NFL guy Mike Shula ran such a vanilla offense but Saban like his mentor in New England will pound the rock while running a pretty inventive passing game.
    The thing that interests me is that Stallings complaints with Homer (RIP) was not enough downfield passing. That was also Saban's complaint until we got CJM. I think he's happy though with Nussmeier...
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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    I hope we never change an offense that's won us 3 out of the 4 last NC's.."If It's Not Broke..Don't Fix It"..And it's not broke one iota..

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    Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Our offense isn't changing.ball control is Bama's thing. Our HUNH works but when you're up 21-0, 28-0 there's really no need. Sometimes though we could utilize it in certain situations because I don't see Saban changing recruiting needs for it.
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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Our offense isn't changing.ball control is Bama's thing. Our HUNH works but when you're up 21-0, 28-0 there's really no need. Sometimes though we could utilize it in certain situations because I don't see Saban changing recruiting needs for it.
    Yes, and I don't think even most of our fans give the Offense the credit the deserve. Last years team was as comfortable with the hurry up & passing as it was Pounding with the run like against GA. I don't think Nuss is going be be box in by any one scheme but adapt to what the are facing. As for recruiting, well they just seem to attract the best athletes, so adjustments are seamless.

    Being know for defense the offense has really moved up.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    I think you're stretching it for a discussion. Yes, we run a one-back offense, mostly, but we were running mostly two backs until Fowler got hurt. Also, I think Saban will be twisting in his grave when we start running read-option with our QBs. Also, our OL will continue to be stocked with 300 lb+ bruisers who can knock guys with a first name like Manti silly. Price had six running plays. SIX! When Darby went in to question it, Price's answer was "That's all we'll need." IOW, running plays were just a decoy for passing. I think you're way out on a limb here...
    ...or it means that Sims will be in the game.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    The beauty of Alabama's offense right now is how multiple it is with the same personnel on the field. You can run so many different plays out of the same formations with the same personnel on the field. And, when necessary, you can go "hurry-up" (though Saban only seems to want to do this when forced, like at the end of halves).

    He knows how to coach this well - how to prepare players for it - how to recruit for it. Not sure why he would change unless he is forced to do so. Let other coaches do what they do well. Saban will remain Saban.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    I don't see Bama ever going to a sissy offense like the spread option. While flashy, almost invariably, teams that run it go into a game where you're at a critical juncture and you need one yard for either a TD or first down and you simply aren't tough enough to get that one yard.

    It's just not an Alabama/Nick Saban offense. Too wimpy.

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    Recruiting for the spread offense?

    The spread is nice for teams that need an equalizer due to an overall lack of talent. Even good teams can win when they get the right combination of players. However, you can't maintain overall consistency with the spread and you can't consistently pick up short yardage situations when you really need it.
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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
    Besides the obvious,which I guess, is to recruit a mobile QB who can also pass, what other changes,if any, would we see in Bama's recruiting of players if Saban decided to go to the spread,hurry-up offense? I know we recruit large,powerful players who are also fast but would we sacrifice some of the size and strength for more quickness at some of the positions? Another question, are there teams using the pro-set but play the hurry- up ,no huddle offense?
    we averaged 38.7 points a game (12th in the nation according to espn). why would we change our offense?

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    I'm in the camp of those who would want a mobile qb but here's the catch - all that means is a guy like Aaron Rodgers or Andrew Luck who can move the ball and requires defenses to account for it.

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    Re: Recruiting for the spread offense?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFlum View Post
    The spread is nice for teams that need an equalizer due to an overall lack of talent. Even good teams can win when they get the right combination of players. However, you can't maintain overall consistency with the spread and you can't consistently pick up short yardage situations when you really need it.
    I guess Cam and Tebow couldn't pick up that yard?

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