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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    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.
    True, though I don't really consider it an "elephant in the room", since everyone openly acknowledges the situation. But you are right, it is an issue.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

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


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    Not unless he finds the right gap to fill. He hurt us badly Saturday. Also, sending in specialists tends to telegraph your intentions...
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

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    Not unless he finds the right gap to fill. He hurt us badly Saturday. Also, sending in specialists tends to telegraph your intentions...
    That is true. I know he doesn’t have experience yet. I do remember him getting in against LSU (I think it was LSU).


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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    At the halftime of the game AU only lead UGA 16-7. UGA muffed a punt which essentially gave AU a TD and the UGA WR dropped a wide open deep pass. If UGA doesn't fumble the punt and their WR simply catches the deep pass then the game would've most likely been decided in the 4th quarter. Just one of those games where everything went right for AU and went wrong for UGA. Sure, if the same thing happens in the iron bowl then we'll probably lose but I think we all anticipate Alabama playing with more focus than UGA. If we play a clean game I think at minimum the iron bowl will come down to the 4th quarter or if the ball bounces our way the game could be well in hand by the 4th quarter.

    I also think one thing being over looked is that Hurts is a significant upgrade at QB compared to Fromm. Fromm (like Stidham) has some mobility but you don't really have to account for him on every play. Completely different story with Hurts. If AU rushes the Jalen like they did Fromm (undisciplined) then Jalen will make some big plays with his legs or the hot routes - which we finally figure out towards the end of the State game..

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    I look for Bama to be very slightly favored in Vegas but A LOT of the sports punditry along with many others will predict an Auburn victory. We are decimated with injuries at key positions, the barn is playing well right now, they will have home field advantage, and fwiw history is not on our side( we have not won 4 or more in a row in the series 36 years running). Like some others I think I want to keep an eye out for any new developments over the next 8-10 days before making a prediction on the game. Barring something very unusual though I would think at the very least we are looking at a very difficult, uphill battle given the injury and depth situations alone.
    Interesting stat that has me concerned. I'm a big believer in such stats when trying to figure out who will win a game. For example, it wasn't surprising that Auburn beat UGA when you look at such stats. Since 1959 when the UGA/Auburn game started alternating between Athens and Auburn neither team had beaten the other 4 in a row unless the 4th time was on their home field. This season UGA was going for 4 in a row but the problem was the game was being played at Auburn, not Athens so naturally UGA lost.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

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    Interesting stat that has me concerned. I'm a big believer in such stats when trying to figure out who will win a game. For example, it wasn't surprising that Auburn beat UGA when you look at such stats. Since 1959 when the UGA/Auburn game started alternating between Athens and Auburn neither team had beaten the other 4 in a row unless the 4th time was on their home field. This season UGA was going for 4 in a row but the problem was the game was being played at Auburn, not Athens so naturally UGA lost.
    Some people believe in this stuff, but scientifically speaking we know that what a different team did years ago has nothing to do with what will happen next week.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

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    I don't know about you all, but ever since the game left B'ham I have not called it the "Iron Bowl." It just isn't the same and I feel sorry for those of you who never experienced the stadium split down the middle...those were memories I will always carry with me.
    I will never forgive Perkins for allowing the game to be moved from B'ham. It is not the "Iron Bowl" any more, it is the Alabama-Auburn game. It was a special environment to be sure. I remember being there at several of them and atmosphere was just electric. Each set of fans were excited while at the same time nervous about their team no matter what the records were at the time. I can't imagine what a ticket would sell for on Stub hub today if it were still a 50/50 split.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    OMG this x10!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Some people believe in this stuff, but scientifically speaking we know that what a different team did years ago has nothing to do with what will happen next week.

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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    I will never forgive Perkins for allowing the game to be moved from B'ham. It is not the "Iron Bowl" any more, it is the Alabama-Auburn game. It was a special environment to be sure. I remember being there at several of them and atmosphere was just electric. Each set of fans were excited while at the same time nervous about their team no matter what the records were at the time. I can't imagine what a ticket would sell for on Stub hub today if it were still a 50/50 split.
    Yes, but......................

    It was a matter of time before Legion Field was an unsuitable venue. That blame falls on other parties.

    Which, in turn, led to the improvements at BDS.

    I would rather just blame it all on API, because.............well, they are API.

    Maybe it is time for us old coots to just accept what was the IB never will be again, and we should be thankful we lived it, in our time.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Bama is 17-17 in the IB in the last 34 yrs and post-Bryant. Has no bearing directly on the upcoming game I know but it is an interesting stat for those of us that like to look at them. Not a record that us Bama fans would prefer but I think it does show why this series is regarded as one of the best rivalry games in all of sports.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by cuda.1973 View Post
    Yes, but......................

    It was a matter of time before Legion Field was an unsuitable venue. That blame falls on other parties.

    Which, in turn, led to the improvements at BDS.

    I would rather just blame it all on API, because.............well, they are API.

    Maybe it is time for us old coots to just accept what was the IB never will be again, and we should be thankful we lived it, in our time.
    It really was already unsuitable. The parking/protection racket had become intolerable...
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Not unless he finds the right gap to fill. He hurt us badly Saturday. Also, sending in specialists tends to telegraph your intentions...
    Was it Joe Kines who had the quote about young players (with a lot of talent but little experience) that went something like "They don't know where they're going but they get there real fast."

    LOL! I loved Kines.
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    Re: Never too early to think of Iron Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    Was it Joe Kines who had the quote about young players (with a lot of talent but little experience) that went something like "They don't know where they're going but they get there real fast."

    LOL! I loved Kines.
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