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    Well, I've got bad news for Jacbos - the NFL season is longer and every team is good.
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    When you have several weeks from the conference title game to the playoffs most of this shouldn't matter.

    Bama had no problem in 2015 navigating the post season.
    This is kind of how I feel. Obviously our schedule is more of a grind but with that much time off I don't really think it matters. Probably true that we had to prepare for a much more dangerous semi-final opponent but at the end of the day it feels like excuse making... And to be honest I'm not sure I buy into the "we weren't fresh" thing. In the first quarter I felt like we were the better team -- but mistakes and lack of red zone execution shifted the game away. We just didn't play our best game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TideEngineer08 View Post
    We can't talk about it? I think we've all more than "tipped our caps" to Clemson since the game was played. Or are you just referring to any players talking about this kind of thing?

    For the record, if you dropped Clemson into the SEC West in 2018, I do think they would end up with pretty much the same result as Alabama did over the course of the season. They are truly that good. What they did in the NC game wasn't a fluke. But I'm not going to pretend both teams had anything close to equal paths getting there, and that the journey didn't effect each team very differently. Also, to the greater point, that the CFP absolutely does no favors to teams that have to face tough schedules. The timing of the NC game is brutal. There needs to be a week in between the semi and the NC game, but that will never happen.
    I'd like to see the CFP schedule adjusted a little but I'm sure the end of the semester is part of the issue with most schools.

    Personally, I wish they could figure out a way to schedule the first playoff about 2 weeks after the conference championships (which would be about a week before Christmas) and then keep the NC game around the same time in order for the two teams to take a week off at Christmast and still be able to reassemble and get in about 10 days of practice before the NC game.

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    Admittedly, Clemson looked like the team with more juice out there. I think there is some truth to Jacobs' analysis but the blame is still in our court. My argument since that whooping is that we've got to start playing more guys because than Saban's traditional approach dictates. He wants to play guys he "trusts" but that day and age is over. When you play 14 or 15 games in a season and our back half of the schedule is almost nothing but top 25 teams...you've got to build depth and sometimes that means playing guys before you can trust them and hope that they become trustable. Injuries exacerbated this issue for Alabama this year but even with 3 more OLBs and a 1 DB we were still very thin rotationally - despite having bodies - on the DL which is why our best player was worn out since that LSU game.
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    Re: Link: Interesting CFBCG take from Josh Jacobs

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Well, I've got bad news for Jacbos - the NFL season is longer and every team is good.
    Conversely, the games are generally shorter than college in terms of time and snaps and they almost certainly have less practice contact than college teams too. The roster is tighter than college, so starters usually play the whole game though. I think the NFL does a pretty good job of keeping their players fresh. Especially the good franchises.
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    Re: Link: Interesting CFBCG take from Josh Jacobs

    Quote Originally Posted by TideEngineer08 View Post
    We can't talk about it? I think we've all more than "tipped our caps" to Clemson since the game was played. Or are you just referring to any players talking about this kind of thing?

    For the record, if you dropped Clemson into the SEC West in 2018, I do think they would end up with pretty much the same result as Alabama did over the course of the season. They are truly that good. What they did in the NC game wasn't a fluke. But I'm not going to pretend both teams had anything close to equal paths getting there, and that the journey didn't effect each team very differently. Also, to the greater point, that the CFP absolutely does no favors to teams that have to face tough schedules. The timing of the NC game is brutal. There needs to be a week in between the semi and the NC game, but that will never happen.
    My apologies, I wasn't referring to the board discussion but players and others who may represent the university in some capacity (players parents, players, coaches etc.) publicly making statements that though are possibly legitimate reasons, come across more as whining than anything.

    Regarding your second paragraph, though I agree with everything your're saying. It's the nature of the beast with college athletics and nothing realistically can be done to change it. You're dealing with majority amateur talent (with some professional talent mixed in) that is not evenly dispersed across the country. As much as I agree with Clemson having a cheesy easy path to the CFP. What do we expect to be done to "correct" it? Not let them in the CFP, force them to change conferences, mandate them to play all SEC teams as their OOC games? Unfortunately, most of the elite talent resides in the SEC. We beat our chest, brag about it, rub it in other conferences' faces. Then try to use it as an excuse when we lose. There could be an argument made that if our teams play in the toughest conference, against the best talent in the country, then we should be more than prepared to play teams from other conferences.

    I do agree it would benefit us to have an additional week between semi final games and NC games. But, concerning this year's title game. I think being out coached and out prepared had more to do with the loss than being tired.
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    Re: Link: Interesting CFBCG take from Josh Jacobs

    I think fans and players have a hard time grasping the other team was just better, even if only for that night. So we look for contributing factors or explanations even when the most obvious reason is the other team is better, or played better. Clemson played well on both sides of the ball, we didn't play well on defense and so we got whipped. I get that we don't like admitting the other guy is better, but at least on that night they were, and it was a no doubter.


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    Re: Link: Interesting CFBCG take from Josh Jacobs

    Quote Originally Posted by bamacpa View Post
    I think fans and players have a hard time grasping the other team was just better, even if only for that night. So we look for contributing factors or explanations even when the most obvious reason is the other team is better, or played better. Clemson played well on both sides of the ball, we didn't play well on defense and so we got whipped. I get that we don't like admitting the other guy is better, but at least on that night they were, and it was a no doubter.


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    I handled this loss much better than the one ins 2016. I'd much rather just get beat soundly than barely lose on the last play of the game.

    Now, FWIW, I have no problem discussing the game and factors that might have led to it, but it was easier to take knowing we got beat so soundly.

    Also, I think getting beat that way will motivate and focus our next title run. We are already seeing that with the staff turnoever and I bet we'll see a team next year that's recommitted to "dominating the opponent."

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    I just think we were completely out coached. I don't blame the players at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Also, I think getting beat that way will motivate and focus our next title run. We are already seeing that with the staff turnoever and I bet we'll see a team next year that's recommitted to "dominating the opponent."
    That's the silver lining I suppose. Basically every player that's active on twitter has made at least one comment about "working harder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Conversely, the games are generally shorter than college in terms of time and snaps and they almost certainly have less practice contact than college teams too. The roster is tighter than college, so starters usually play the whole game though. I think the NFL does a pretty good job of keeping their players fresh. Especially the good franchises.
    Additionally, this may be where the "practices are harder at Alabama" takes from former players sheds light into the program itself wearing guys down some.
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    Re: Link: Interesting CFBCG take from Josh Jacobs

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide_HTTR View Post
    That's the silver lining I suppose. Basically every player that's active on twitter has made at least one comment about "working harder"
    I think it should serve as a reminder, that when you're on top you're constantly being hunted and to stay on top you can't let up an inch. The moment you let up (even an inch) you get what we got in the title game. An old fashion, taken behind the woodshed curb stomping.

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