Kickoff.....set the tone on D.
Kickoff.....set the tone on D.
Receive--the aggressor sets the tone.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings
I honestly couldn't care less as IMO, the coin toss is basically meaningless as to the outcome of the game. Unless there is a weather reason, it doesn't matter.
In a game like this, I like our O to have the ball first to shake out the jitters. Start beating on their D early and often.
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Bama tends to receive when winning the toss. I'd expect the same tomorrow night.
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-- Coach Bryant
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-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
I would rather receive drive down the field punch em in the mouth and show them they're not all everybody puts them out to be.
I would like to see the "D" on the field first. We can bend a little then force a punt.
THEN let OUR "O" on the field and watch the fireworks start. PLUS we get the ball first in the second half. THEN we show ND who the real national champions SHOULD be!!!
#15 for the TIDE!!!!!!
(or is it #10 per ESPNazi??)
....."The price of victory is high but so are the rewards"....
Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
I to prefer to defer!
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in talking about Coach Paul Bryant
Alabama is 2- and 3-deep all over the place with full grown, meaner-than-he!! men. It's almost not fair making college kids play against them. Any Saban-coached team is going to be deep as he!! with recruits that have elite size, strength and experience at their position and they are going to play with incredible physicality.
Take the ball and set the tone early. Plus, it gives us a chance to gain field position in the 2nd half when field position becomes more of an issue.
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A is A.
If we kicked off out of the end zone a lot I'd say defer. But I don't want to see us do a short kick-off and them run it back to the 35-40 to open the game. They would immediately be in charge of the field position battle. For that reason...I say take the ball.