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    A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    I think there would have been a slight change in Offensive play regardless of the coaching changes...but what do you guys think the changes may or may not be? A lot depends on what happens at QB. What about Defense? I expect some differences there too. This 2018 bunch will be interesting for sure. I expect that our Defense will be a group that chases the ball as all Bama Defenses are so don't expect that to change. An improved pass rush? How about the Special teams? Kicking game should be good...but we are gonna miss JK Scott for sure.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Secondary will have to grow up before we get into SEC play. Talent is there, experience is lacking.
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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    I know that they will have a new starting quarterback, but with Petrino behind the controls, Louisville won't roll over and play dead. Our secondary will need to be playing together as a unit well enough to not get us behind early...like happened in the '08 Utah game.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BearFoot View Post
    I know that they will have a new starting quarterback, but with Petrino behind the controls, Louisville won't roll over and play dead. Our secondary will need to be playing together as a unit well enough to not get us behind early...like happened in the '08 Utah game.
    The good news is Petrino completely ignores defense so our offense will have a good day.
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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    At the very least, I believe we will be much more balanced and dynamic on the offensive side of the ball.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Defense? It is Coach's defense. We are pitifully inexperienced in the defensive backfield, but if you are going to throw it you had better be quick about it or you will be looking up at the sky.

    I think we will see more of an up tempo passing game with us spreading the ball around more than we have been. I expect another big offensive year.

    The specialists are the wild cards. We need decent punting, deep kick offs, and reliable kicks for points. We do not need a big hole in our March to #18, and questionable special teams could do that to us.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BearFoot View Post
    I know that they will have a new starting quarterback, but with Petrino behind the controls, Louisville won't roll over and play dead. Our secondary will need to be playing together as a unit well enough to not get us behind early...like happened in the '08 Utah game.
    Unless Louisville has vastly improved their offensive line, their new starting QB may not finish the game. Jackson's Houdini act is gone and I don't see Louisville being able to hang with us for more than a half.
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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Offensively, well, look for more of the same. I believe defensively we will be more aggressive if thatís a thing. Front seven will need to help out a talented but young secondary.


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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Sure hope the DL gets some depth. Raekwon cannot stay on the field all day. The starting DL is again unreal...but we just need some depth. And the 2ndry? Man...I don't know. I know there is talent out there but....all our great DBs have taken a while to develop (with the possible exception of Minkah) and I do expect them to get torched at times. Hopefully we will get a nice surprise back there. They have a challenge for sure. On Offense? OL is again the key IMO. We are well stocked. Need a big year from Wills and Leatherwood. I know big Matt will give all he has to give. Feel good about those guys. Anxious to watch all our new coaches in action. That matters. Will we utilize our TEs? Hope so. If we get into a tight game...can Bulovas kick us out of it? His time is now. I think he will. Special Teams will have a different look I imagine. Can't wait to see all this happen since we have no baseball to watch. Bama baseball I mean.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Possible growing pains against Louisville with a young secondary trying to learn to quit thinking and just do. This will be Louisville's super bowl so they will bring it from the beginning. I'm hoping that aggressive line play will help out all season long.

    There might be a wall in the middle of the season that our offense hits, as most young players have to learn to refocus and power through fatigue they've never had to have before. I'm hoping for a passing attack that spreads the ball and the field, reducing the number of guys in the box to help the running game.


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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Offense- I expect everything to be somewhat the same. Locksley was involved with developing certain plays for Daboll last year. I think we'll go back to balance of the offense, maybe little more running than passing, Play action, we might see screen passes making a coming back. Locksley is really a good playcaller with whole bunch of talents and if you look at his history, Our rushing and total offense will be in top 25 by the time season is over. This might be the first time under CNS that Offense will carry Defense until they develop.

    Defense-Tosh will be aggressive with pass rushing. I expect him to use DL more for pass rushing. We'll see lot of blitzes, and Believe it or not, I'm not worried about our secondary. It'll be the transfer kid and whoever win the job on the other side. we'll be fine because if we can take the pressure off secondary, we'll be fine.
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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Doubt the playbook changes much. But what plays in that playbook get called will vary greatly depending on who is starting at which positions and how they are developing. I think the offensive calls depend almost completely on who is at QB and the defensive calls depend on our secondary.

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    Re: A new OC and a new DC...so ...what changes in tendencies can we expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenntiderman View Post
    Sure hope the DL gets some depth. Raekwon cannot stay on the field all day. The starting DL is again unreal...but we just need some depth. And the 2ndry? Man...I don't know. I know there is talent out there but....all our great DBs have taken a while to develop (with the possible exception of Minkah) and I do expect them to get torched at times. Hopefully we will get a nice surprise back there. They have a challenge for sure. On Offense? OL is again the key IMO. We are well stocked. Need a big year from Wills and Leatherwood. I know big Matt will give all he has to give. Feel good about those guys. Anxious to watch all our new coaches in action. That matters. Will we utilize our TEs? Hope so. If we get into a tight game...can Bulovas kick us out of it? His time is now. I think he will. Special Teams will have a different look I imagine. Can't wait to see all this happen since we have no baseball to watch. Bama baseball I mean.
    You hit on my biggest concerns- thin DL depth and inexperience in the secondary. Those are two areas that could keep us from being a championship level team. If those areas are solid, we should be fine. They don't have to be great, but the jury is still out on them until they show what they can do. Even then, an injury or two could derail that train. Offensively, we should be very good, period.

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