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    Article Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected
    by Jess Nicholas
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    December 30th, 2018 02:43 AM

    While Clemson was basically enjoying a bye week in the 2-3 semifinal, Alabama got a much more difficult draw in the 1-4 game – if, that is, the game was strictly a comparison of offenses.

    But in football, teams must bring both offenses and defenses to games, which is a fact most Big 12 teams are still either stubbornly ignoring, or is a concept with which they are simply incapable of complying.

    Statistically, a person who didn’t watch this game would look at the numbers and suggest Alabama and Oklahoma were evenly matched teams, which is understandable. Anyone who watched the game and still asserted such, however, are the same people who are likely to believe salmon ice cream with Brussels sprout gravy makes a good dessert.

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Really glad to see you shine a spotlight on the way Locksley has handled the transition thus far. He really called a great game.
    Thanks as always for the recap and for treating us to your unique ability to turn a phrase.

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Thanks again For the extremely high quality work Jess. With Freshmen able to play 4 games and maintain a RS, why wouldn’t Alabama consider playing scout team phenom Christian Barmore on the DL and Ray at end/outside linebacker?

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Thanks, Jess really appreciate your post game analysis.
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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    I enjoyed you pointing out that ND had problems all along the season with their resume and should have been obvious to anyone on the CFP committee. Maybe this is their way of getting expansion to eight teams.
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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Sharp as usual. It’s going to interesting to see what happens if Miller is out. Pesky LB injuries always seem to creep up when unsuspecting. Miller was having a great game. I thought it was a cramp. Read this morning that the injury isn’t as bad as we thought so that’s encouraging going forward. I’m sure he will be somewhat limited. Maybe we will platoon it. Here comes #18!

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    I enjoyed you pointing out that ND had problems all along the season with their resume and should have been obvious to anyone on the CFP committee. Maybe this is their way of getting expansion to eight teams.
    I think so far the Committee has done a defensible job but Georgia really does have a beef with them this year with putting Notre Dame in the playoff. They were physically unable to play with Clemson. They talked like they had closed the gap since the 2012 but I didn't see any significant improvement.
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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Nice write up, Jess. The team played well overall... need to rest and focus on Clemson. I have a feeling Christian Miller will not be able to play. Seems BAMA gets injuries at linebackers each year when we really need them healthy for big games. Hopefully someone else will step up, because Clemson will be tough to beat. It would be great if Terrell Lewis could play.

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    Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Lamb's success came with pushing off and Surtain trying not to get pass interference calls for the most part, including the touchdown catch. I think if Surtain had been more physical he might've defended better.


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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Thanks so much for staying up and getting your recap done overnight so we can read it this morning. Great job as always. I love how you turn a phrase. There was no doubt the ND did not deserve to even be in the CFP, much less a 3rd seed. Yesterday proved it. Clemson definitely got the bye. I am so proud of our team. Now on to Clemson!

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Great Job Jess

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Thanks for your recap... It is always my favorite follow-up after the game. The OU coach like to say they were 34-17 after the 28-0 start but OU never had the ball where they weren't at least 3 possessions behind. I felt like we could have scored every time we got the ball. I was a little surprised they didn't ever try to double team Lamb. I'll take this win everyday.

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    Re: Oklahoma wrap-up: Bama put this one away ‘Sooner’ than expected

    Awesome recap Jess...

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