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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I do feel much better about this coaching staff and the offense. The defense is the question mark. As an aside, if this teams plays for revenge it will not win the NC or likely the SEC.
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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I do feel much better about this coaching staff and the offense. The defense is the question mark. As an aside, if this teams plays for revenge it will not win the NC or likely the SEC.
    Wrong. It is a huge motivating force.

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I do feel much better about this coaching staff and the offense. The defense is the question mark. As an aside, if this teams plays for revenge it will not win the NC or likely the SEC.
    2009 and 2011 teams disagree


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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I re-watched the championship game and yes, Clemson took advantage of every opportunity they had. We generated zero pass rush and let Lawrence take his sweet time. And to his credit, he did what was needed. We'll be better at DB with Jobe and Diggs in the rotation, Anoma looks ready to be the rusher we need, and our offense is still dripping with skill players. Clemson gets to enjoy being hunted and I think we're sitting pretty barring injuries at key spots.

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I had a lot more doubt from 1997-2006.

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I'm feeling pretty optimistic myself!

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I felt pretty pessimistic going into a lot of years during the 3 Mike regimes. Since CNS arrived, it’s fun again. We lost to a very good Clemson team for a lot of reasons.
    This 2019 team will be fine. Sit back and enjoy the ride! RTR!


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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I do feel much better about this coaching staff and the offense. The defense is the question mark. As an aside, if this teams plays for revenge it will not win the NC or likely the SEC.
    yeah, but not nearly the number of questions the defense had last year. when the 2018 defense took the field for the first time the entire back half of the defense, including both ILBs and all 5 DBs had a combined 7 starts between them all - wilson and moses with two each, DT with 2 and Diggs with 1 (but didn't play that entire game - giving way to Wallace).

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I’m confident we will hit double digit wins, blow out everyone until November 1st, and compete for a spot in the playoffs but I have two concerns—the inevitable schedule flip(@ the barn) at a crucial part of the season, and will certain players be looking more at preparing for the 2020 draft vs trying to win a NC?
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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    I feel confident. Offense is gonna light it up, like OU did last year.
    Defense is less talented than last year.

    Coaching and motivation . This is where we lost the NC last year. Dabo had his guys on point.

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    It's the most preseason doubt I've had since 2007....sure.

    We just got skulldrug in a National Championship game. No built in go to excuse this time like 'It was a consolation bowl'.

    It was THE GAME for THE TITLE and we got whipped, mudholed and walked dry, bludgeoned, destroyed etc etc.

    On Paper the 2019 team will certainly be talented enough to go 15-0 but there are too many X factors for me to be confident.

    Will ANYONE step up on the Defensive side and be THE LEADER?? What will team chemistry be like in general? Can we navigate the landmine that is playing AU in JH??

    Will the Defense be better or worse? What will fuel them if they make the Playoffs and Clemson isn't there? What will fuel them if Clemson IS there?

    Will the players actually properly prepare themselves this time for both Playoff games or will Key guys be more preoccupied with the NFL Draft and Twitter??

    Can they even beat Clemson with both teams on almost equal footing (Talent) because Clemson definitely had the better coaching staff last year?

    Can our Coaching Staff hold their own vs. Clemson? It's a huge unknown.

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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    For everyone, there’s absolutely no reason for any Alabama fan to be what Donald Rumsfeld and Spiro Agnew both labeled: “nattering nabobs of negativity.”

    You lost one game last year....get real. 100 percent agree with old timers here who witnessed Shula (and other) seasons when teams like Auburn and Tennessee were routinely embarrassing Alabama.
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    Re: Is this the most doubt you've felt headed into a season?

    NOPE.
    I see an experienced QB, experienced RB, Experienced Receivers...
    I see guys on O and D with a ton of playing time.
    I see a better kicking game.

    I also see assistant coaches with more experience, and better teachers than what we had.

    I SEE A TEAM WHO JUST MAY FEEL THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE THIS YEAR.

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