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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Id like to see Moses on blitz packages. This game probably suits him better than MSU.


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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Apparently, I'm going to have to say what I say this time every single year:





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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Just heard on JOX Piersbacher out 2-4 weeks with high ankle sprain; not good.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    Just heard on JOX Piersbacher out 2-4 weeks with high ankle sprain; not good.
    I'm not quite as worried about Hassenauer coming in for him though, as Jess stated in his wrapup, he came in and solidified that spot and really opened up some holes. I think we'll be fine at LG.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by JTBama View Post
    I'm not quite as worried about Hassenauer coming in for him though, as Jess stated in his wrapup, he came in and solidified that spot and really opened up some holes. I think we'll be fine at LG.
    Surprising and welcome development, considering what other injuries have done to us.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    The worrisome thing about the AU/Ga game was the Auburn offensive line pushing around Georgia. I thought Georgia would have trouble on offensive, but was surprised they struggled on D. But then again, Bama ain't Georgia. I expect Bama to be ready to play.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by 81usaf92 View Post
    aTm and LSU attacked the sides of the line, and the middle of the field against Auburn. They were pretty effective. I think we probably do the same. I think the bigger question is not Jalen, its our defense. I personally think Stidham is a statue waiting to be toppled, and I believe we are going to send the house against Auburn and dare Stidham to beat us. I fear Fitzgerald type qbs more than Stidham types because Stidham has shown he doesn't do well under pressure. I like our chances if no other injuries occur because you better believe that everyone will be talking up Auburn these next 2 weeks. If Auburn was going to beat UGA then we couldn't have asked for a better result for both games. IMO
    I am worried about the injury situation between now and Auburn also. I hope nobody else gets hurt in practice or v Mercer. It seems it is happening too much this year. It was one of a few things that cost us a National Championship last year and could possibly cost us winning the West in a few weeks. I really thought we could beat Auburn if we had all our linebackers all year but I have concerns now with all the injuries. Auburn has everyone healthy except Pettway, and with the way KJ is playing, they don't need Pettway anyway. I think having the game at our place would help us by at least 7-10 points. We know who the refs will be pulling for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA Tide Fan View Post
    Yes, what Auburn did to UGA was what I was thinking we would do to them in the SECCG. Take away the run and force them to pass. They are a one dimensional team. Same strategy we've used for years to beat LSU.
    If UGA plays us, I hope they keep Fromm at QB. If Auburn makes it to the SEC champ game, I hope UGA plays Eason because they have a much better chance to win with Eason (if they get him lots of reps and let him play a lot the next 2 games). That will be too big of a stage for Fromm.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaInBham View Post
    IMO, streaks and such mean nothing. If they did, we could say Bama has won 7 of 9 against AU and 3 of 4 at "spooky" J-H. Bama is a great road team and beats AU more often than not, but those things don't mean much, it's this year's game. AU may have the best unit in the game on their side, DL, Bama will have the best player at the most important position. Psychologically, Bama will have the edge, as AU will be the "trendy" pick, but Bama will likely have the weakest soft spot, the one MLB spot. It will be difficult to hide, if it isn't shored up.

    We will hear a lot about AU having the advantage when both programs are highly ranked, but it's a myth. Bama is 4-4 when both are ranked in the top 10, 1-1 when both are in the top 5. Of AU's 4 wins when both were top 10, it took 3 "strange" games going their way for them to win: '72, '10, '13. I.e., Bama could easily be 7-1. But again all of this historical stuff is essentially meaningless. I just bring up these numbers because others will, promoting the myth that Bama can't handle AU when both are good. The real questions are: how will Bama address the MLB situation, how will Bama handle the AU DL, how will AU handle Jalen, how will AU's secondary hold up against Ridley and Co, will Pruitt continue his mastery of Malzahn's O, etc. ?
    I prefaced that part with 'fwiw', and I would agree that past games have little bearing on a game being played today.

    To me, the big elephant in the room(no pun intended) is the injury situation. It DOES have a bearing on this game and unless some backups play lights out then I think it will be extremely difficult. At full strength I would not be nearly as concerned.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    We have Jalen Hurts and an offense that is SO much more diverse and potent than what Auburn faced against Georgia. Yes, Auburn has a good defense. But let's not make them superhuman. They faced a one dimensional team with a true freshman immobile quarterback. The game changes when you insert a QB like Hurts, a running game like Bama's and WR's like Bama's. The entire game changes. The field to defend gets bigger for the defense. It completely shrunk Saturday against Georgia. That will not be the case in the Iron Bowl. Our offense will be a different animal for Auburn compared to what they faced Saturday. We're elephants, not dogs.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Per 24/7 Sports, the betting line on the game after this weekend has gone from -10 Alabama down to -3 Alabama. A lot of money moving in the barn's direction, as I think could be expected.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    Per 24/7 Sports, the betting line on the game after this weekend has gone from -10 Alabama down to -3 Alabama. A lot of money moving in the barn's direction, as I think could be expected.
    Very little money is bet early. This is more likely a line correction based on the games just played. But betting lines will not decide this game.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    Per 24/7 Sports, the betting line on the game after this weekend has gone from -10 Alabama down to -3 Alabama. A lot of money moving in the barn's direction, as I think could be expected.
    Good, the more the spotlight gets put on the barn the more likely they crap their pants in the game. They are one of the best under dog programs in the country. Any time they are a big under dog they seem to feed off it, circle the wagons, and pull a magical game out of their rear ends. I hope by game time Bama is the underdog and Auburn is picked "by the experts" to win. It will be a bloodbath in soutwest JawJa. Weeping and gnashing of teeth style.
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