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    Third down inefficiency

    Prior to the Sugar Bowl, I read that Bama was 20 of 80 on third down in their last eight games against ranked opponents. I did not verify those numbers, but if they were correct then Bama is now 31 of 111 on third down in their last 10 games against ranked opponents. They were 8 of 17 against Clemson, and 3 of 14 against UGA.

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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    may be just me, but me be thinkin its about to get much betta............roll tide. the edit is for the disclaimer. i watched through the whole mike shula OMG we are a deer in the headlights era...........mike dubose before that.....been a bama fan since i was a kid in the 60's.........still thinkin its gonna get even better. We havent seen Sabans best work, just wait and see....
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Correct Tbone. There was an obvious reason the percentages were so bad. And against the better teams it just got worse.

    I pretty sure a new sherrif is in town to take care of that problem.

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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    We may only see third downs once or twice a game.
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Convert enough 2nd and 26, you don't need to worry about 3rd down...
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Correct Tbone. There was an obvious reason the percentages were so bad. And against the better teams it just got worse.

    I pretty sure a new sherrif is in town to take care of that problem.
    The Bigger, Stronger, Better coached teams we faced in the later part of the season all employed the same strategy. Stop the run and force Jalen to put the game on his back.
    For the most part that strategy worked for them... NOW...
    I don't think their game plans will be to dare Tua to pass.
    When they begin to respect his passing ability, and don't cheat the line holes are gonna open for our Running Backs.
    AND THAT'S NOT GOOD, IT'S GREAT...
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Man Dan View Post
    The Bigger, Stronger, Better coached teams we faced in the later part of the season all employed the same strategy. Stop the run and force Jalen to put the game on his back.
    For the most part that strategy worked for them... NOW...
    I don't think their game plans will be to dare Tua to pass.
    When they begin to respect his passing ability, and don't cheat the line holes are gonna open for our Running Backs.
    AND THAT'S NOT GOOD, IT'S GREAT...
    That became evident in the championship game...
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Some hit the nail on the head. When you make first downs on first and second down, third hardly matter. Earle stole my 2nd and 26 bit....

    Extremely excited about next year. I think that's a reason why Harris came back. He has the chance to have a Bama record. He's going to be the man next season.

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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Some hit the nail on the head. When you make first downs on first and second down, third hardly matter. Earle stole my 2nd and 26 bit....

    Extremely excited about next year. I think that's a reason why Harris came back. He has the chance to have a Bama record. He's going to be the man next season.
    OK then what was the number of and outs?
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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaro View Post
    OK then what was the record on 3 and outs?
    13-1?!


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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    The offense may well end up looking like the 2012 offense w/ AJ, Eddie Lacey, and Cooper. "Yeah, we like to run the ball, but we'll chunk a deep one whenever we damn well feel like it."
    I may disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.

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    Re: Third down inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    The offense may well end up looking like the 2012 offense w/ AJ, Eddie Lacey, and Cooper. "Yeah, we like to run the ball, but we'll chunk a deep one whenever we damn well feel like it."
    And AJ always seemed to find the open guy. The offense was productive to say the least.


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