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    A look at Alabama's pass defense vs Florida

    After replaying the UF game and looking at each UF passing play, here are some statistical observations. Note: a successful play (from Bama's perspective) is an incompletion, interception, sack, completion <=4 yds unless a FD or TD. I.e., an unsuccessful play (from Bama's perspective) is a...
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    A case for CNS to start and finish with Jalen in the 2017 AU game

    I started this thread because several complaints have been lodged against Coach Saban over time for not playing Tua in the 2017 AU game. I'm not contending that they are necessarily wrong but wanted to make the case that CNS made a, IMO the only, reasonable choice in starting and finishing with...
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    Tua's 20 possessions in 2018

    Summary: 20 drives: 14 TDs, 1 FG, 1 missed FG, 2 fumbles on first down, 2 punts Louisville: TD 65 yard drive Fumble after 1st down at the Louisville 35 after driving 41 yards TD 55 TD 75 TD 25 TD 63 Ark State: TD 75 TD 31 Punt after failing on 3rd and 1 TD 70 Punt FG after driving 23 yards to...
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    Maria Taylor's response to Coach Saban on the Paul Finebaum show

    I started a new thread rather than putting this in the existing thread about the entire ordeal because I was concerned that some who might be interested were tired of checking the old thread. Anyway, she was incredibly sensible and gracious as most who are familiar with her would expect. (IMO...
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    It's a myth that Bama just replaces one 5 star with another

    Based on the depth chart (mostly 2 deep, 12 positions, shared slots) just released and 247 composite rankings: Defense: 6 five stars, 19 four stars, 3 three stars or walk-on Offense: 6-21-4 Total: 12-40-7 Starters (12 on offense and defense): Defense: 2-10-0 Offense: 5-6-1 Total: 7-16-1 Note...
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    Christian Miller: a most impressive Alabama representative

    Christian Miller rivals Damien Harris as a great spokesman for Alabama. His kindness, intelligence and soft-spoken enthusiasm are very attractive. What a great teammate. Coach Saban has noted how much he appreciates him. He is a player who has stated that he loves these practices. He doesn't say...
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    Alabama's last nine years by the numbers

    Just a bean counter here with a couple of summary notes: Along with the 5 NCs and 6 appearances in the NC game and 7 appearances in the playoff (both 2 and 4 team), the most remarkable feat, IMO, is the record against the top competition. Of course Bama also did not lose to an unranked opponent...
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    How one pass significantly changed college football history and its future trajectory

    It closed the book on whether this is the greatest run in college football history. Bama had a great case, now it is indisputable. It closed the book on whether Nick Saban is the greatest coach of all time - he had a great case, now it is indisputable. It removed the sense, that with all of her...
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    Who are college football's bluebloods ?

    Here's a shot: Tier 1 (in order): Alabama (11), ND (8), OU (7), USC (7) Notes: All 4 have charisma and production over time. Though social significance has lost its impact, it was a major factor in the initial passion driving the first 3 programs. Alabama represented the despised South in the...
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    Link: Bama's Don Hutson is greater than Jerry Rice

    According to SI's Byrne, Don Hutson is the greatest WR of all time - Ruthian in stature. (The lenghty remarks about Hutson are mostly in the last part of the column.) Here's the SI link: Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice headline.Hall of Fame Class of 2010 - Kerry J. Byrne - SI.com As noted...
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    Link: Tennessee's recruiting: Vols expect letter of inquiry

    Wow - at this point it 'looks' worse than pathetic. According to Rivals: they have 12 committments. Their highest are 2 5.7 3 stars. They have 2 UR, 1 2 star, 3 5.5 3 stars, 4 5.6 3 stars. Bama at its lowest was not this bad. (Today they picked up a 2 star 6'2" DE out of Hawaii. Rivals has...
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    Stats from scrimmage (McCarron 21-28 229, 3 TDs, 0 ints

    PASSING LEADERS Greg McElroy – 14 for 22, 235 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT A.J. McCarron – 21 for 28, 229 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT RUSHING LEADERS Trent Richardson – 6 rush, 44 yards, 2 TDs Demetrius Goode – 7 rush, 31 yards Eddie Lacy – 9 rush, 29 yards Mark Ingram – 9 rush, 22 yards RECEIVING LEADERS...
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    Bama's has accomplished an amazing feat even during her 'dark' period

    Since the SEC changed to divisional play in '92 there have been 6 teams that have gone through the reguluar season undefeated: Bama in '92, '94, '08, UF in '95, UT in '98, AU in '04. So during this relatively dark period in Bama's history she has as many undefeated regular seasons as the rest of...
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    The game was not as close as many think.

    At least not in one sense. It was tenuous, but Bama had a 9 point lead with a first down and less than 3 minutes to go. It took some incredibly fortuitous events for UT to get in position to win the game: the Ingram fumble on first down, the onside kick recovery. Yes, in one sense Bama hung...
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    Great day for Bama. Now a clear shot...

    ... at the NC game with USC's loss (had called that one). FSU and Oregon shut up most of the BCS busters (BYU and Utah), BYU the only real threat. Of the ones left: Boise really has no shot, nor TCU, nor Houston. Not that that matters to Bama, but it was good to see anyway. I usually take...
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    Link: Saban interview about his relationship with Alabama

    This interview is quite positive. If it were many other coaches I would dismiss it as coachspeak for the most part, but with Saban having been as reluctant to emotionally embrace Bama as he has, it may have a little more credence. Anyway, almost any Bama fan will enjoy this, some will be...
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    Link: *** Texas Kicker Cade Foster Commits to Alabama ***

    According to Bamamag. http://stanford.scout.com/a.z?s=18&p=8&c=1&nid=3948923
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    Jeff Lebo a candidate to replace Grant at VCU

    Thought you might get a chuckle out of this. In fact, when I saw it mentioned on another board, I thought it was a joke. He is the only head coach mentioned, there are a few assistants. I hope he stays at AU, Coach Grant will likely destroy him in recruiting at Bama. Here is the link...
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    Link: The stunning heist of wealth by CEOs

    A glimpse into the incredible doings of some CEOs in the past decade. The SEC, the financial sector, bond rating agencies, the Federal govt, some corporations in general, the Fed, organized crime, drug cartels and others contributed greatly to the current economic mess, but some CEO's appear...
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    Link: Krauthammer's latest on Obama

    This from a man who just weeks ago gave support to Obama. Yes, there may be some resentment, even rage, by some on the right, but that should not diminish the fact that there is also genuine and legitimate concern that is not politically motivated...