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    Everybody has a plan until they are punched in the mouth. RTR

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    I thought there was a QB thread but couldn't find it so I thought I'd put this here

    Making five bold predictions for the 2017 college football season


    3. Tua Tagovailoa will become a steady part of Alabama's offense: It would be foolhardy to call a quarterback controversy before Week 1 of the season. Besides, Jalen Hurts was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, according to the conference's coaches. But here's betting early-enrollee quarterback Tagovailoa, a five-star member of the Crimson Tide's 2017 recruiting class, sees the field sooner rather than later -- and eventually becomes a packaged part of the offense by some point in the season.

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    he hype surrounding Tagovailoa has been building for some time now. Former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, now the coach at Florida Atlantic, couldn't help but gush over the quarterback he won't get to coach in Tuscaloosa. "I would sure think so," Kiffin told Tide 102.9 FM (via SEC Country) regarding whether Tagovailoa would play in 2017. "I mean you guys saw him at spring game. He's a special talent. And coach [Nick] Saban will figure out the best way to do it obviously, whether they both play."

    If Kiffin was still the offensive coordinator, this prediction would be a slam dunk. If nothing else, Kiffin might usher Tagovailoa onto the field before Saban could say anything and deal with the inevitable ...-chewings later. (Remember, kids, sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.) Hurts remains the starter and shouldn't have to deal with any murmurs to the contrary unless he shows reason to make a change. But if Hurts has also taught Saban anything, it's that quarterback talent is too good to be left on the sideline.

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    5. At least five Power Five coaches will not make it to November: That's a lot of fives. We are in a day and age now in college football where schools refuse to wait before making a coaching change -- or, at the very least, get the process started. Les Miles was infamously fired by LSU last September after losing to Auburn when he probably should have been released after the end of the 2015 season. October is the new December and there are a number of coaches on the hot seat entering this season. Among them are Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M), Hugh Freeze* (Ole Miss), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame), Todd Graham (Arizona State), Jim Mora (UCLA) and Butch Jones (Tennessee).
    A lot of Barn fans would have Gus listed in that group. If the qb savior doesn't pan out and they struggle this year and lose to Georgia and Alabama again...they'll be calling for his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide_HTTR View Post
    I thought there was a QB thread but couldn't find it so I thought I'd put this here

    Making five bold predictions for the 2017 college football season

    CNS has figured out a way to introduce dynamic true freshman at other positions...if anybody can figure out how to introduce/use a dynamic qb when we've got the former SEC player of the year ahead of him, CNS can manage this.

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    Talked to Jalen last week. He's really excited about the offense for this season, and was very happy when he mentioned the D-word (Development).

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    *half-way kidding* when that offense starts to click, we'll have to be careful not to score too quickly at times. I'm especially excited to watch Jeudy

    Taking *a step back* on defense should still translate to a top 5 nationally ranked defense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bamanut_aj View Post
    *half-way kidding* when that offense starts to click, we'll have to be careful not to score too quickly at times. I'm especially excited to watch Jeudy

    Taking *a step back* on defense should still translate to a top 5 nationally ranked defense.


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    I feel really conflicted with Jeudy. He looks fantastic and I want him to get a ton of reps, but I also am really excited for Foster and Sims to get their chance. Foster should have been a future NFL WR and maybe still can be but injuries and such derailed him. So, I'm excited to see what he can do. I also really like the idea of having a huge WR like Sims. We haven't had a tall WR in the category of a Dez, Mike Williams, Treadwell, Mike Evans, and Alshon variety under Saban with the exception of Julio so it would be fun to see a guy like that.

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    Each year I think this is the season where Bama has a 1995 Nebraska type season whereby they win all games with an average score of 53+to14+ and the lowest MOV is 14 points. Leaving no doubt whatsoever which is the best team that season and perhaps the GOAT. Saban is going to accomplish that before he is finished. Why not in 2017!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    Each year I think this is the season where Bama has a 1995 Nebraska type season whereby they win all games with an average score of 53+to14+ and the lowest MOV is 14 points. Leaving no doubt whatsoever which is the best team that season and perhaps the GOAT. Saban is going to accomplish that before he is finished. Why not in 2017!?
    I really thought last year might have been the year. The amount of talent returning on D was nuts. Stupid Clemson and injuries ruined that.

    I honestly wonder if we might be in the beginning (middle?) of a shift where Nick Saban teams will start to be known not just for good D but for great offense. We have stockpiled so much offensive talent at the skill positions and I think this is the year it shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide_HTTR View Post
    I really thought last year might have been the year. The amount of talent returning on D was nuts. Stupid Clemson and injuries ruined that.

    I honestly wonder if we might be in the beginning (middle?) of a shift where Nick Saban teams will start to be known not just for good D but for great offense. We have stockpiled so much offensive talent at the skill positions and I think this is the year it shows.
    That's exactly what happened at New England.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide_HTTR View Post
    I really thought last year might have been the year. The amount of talent returning on D was nuts. Stupid Clemson and injuries ruined that.

    I honestly wonder if we might be in the beginning (middle?) of a shift where Nick Saban teams will start to be known not just for good D but for great offense. We have stockpiled so much offensive talent at the skill positions and I think this is the year it shows.
    I loved Bama's D in the 70's. They stood on the sideline for most of the game watching the wishbone offense run up and down the field.

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