Bama defense in 2020

rtr90

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After watching some old games, we had a horrendous defense against OleMiss

That Golding was not fired after season was biggest mistake in CNS tenure.

Winning national championship covered deficiencies in program

CNS used to say bad win hides deficiencies .. guess he didnt apply that to coaches.
 

Tidewater

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Coach Saban was the GOAT, no doubt. There were some inexplicable flaws in his teams or mistakes Coach Saban made.
1. Never called a time out in the first half.
2. Special teams were frequently not so special. Especially early on, it seemed every single punt return included an illegal block in the back. Every. Single. One.
3. QB management was bizarre at times (Hurts-Tua, and last year in its entirety.)
4. The biggest failures, however, were keeping BoB and Gol*ing, when it was obvious they were an enormous liability.
 

tusks_n_raider

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Coach Saban was the GOAT, no doubt. There were some inexplicable flaws in his teams or mistakes Coach Saban made.
1. Never called a time out in the first half.
2. Special teams were frequently not so special. Especially early on, it seemed every single punt return included an illegal block in the back. Every. Single. One.
3. QB management was bizarre at times (Hurts-Tua, and last year in its entirety.)
4. The biggest failures, however, were keeping BoB and Gol*ing, when it was obvious they were an enormous liability.
5. Not giving the Backup QB quality game reps late in the 2nd half of games when the outcome was no longer in doubt.

Tua was the ONLY Backup QB that was allowed to come in and Rip It.
 

Joefus

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Golding loved calling the same ineffective blitzes over and over and over. He’s still doing it at ole miss. Why he thinks having MLBs slam into guards and centers does anything good I’ll never know. It took a dui and his worst season at the same time to get rid of him. I’ll never understand why Saban kept him past season 2.
 

Ledsteplin

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Gol*ing was apparently very smart when it comes to talking about football, but he is pretty bad at executing it.
Golding's defense broke several records at UTSA. And I can see how that picked Saban's interest. It's odd how that success didn't carry over to Bama. His definitely wasn't the kind of defense we had come to enjoy with Smart and Pruitt.
 

CrimsonBloodn62

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5. Not giving the Backup QB quality game reps late in the 2nd half of games when the outcome was no longer in doubt.

Tua was the ONLY Backup QB that was allowed to come in and Rip It.
I agree with your point #5. Here within lies the problem from 2023. Of the 14 games played last year, only 4 of them did Bama have a significant enough lead to fill confidence to get our backup QB's any real game time playing experience.
 
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gtgilbert

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Golding loved calling the same ineffective blitzes over and over and over. He’s still doing it at ole miss. Why he thinks having MLBs slam into guards and centers does anything good I’ll never know. It took a dui and his worst season at the same time to get rid of him. I’ll never understand why Saban kept him past season 2.
I think early on there was a bit of latitude due to injuries. In Gol$ings first year, both Moses and McMillion were slated to start at the ILB spots and went down with season ending injuries with just a few weeks before game 1, forcing 2 true freshmen LBs to start all year and one of those guys had never played LB before putting on a crimson helmet. The next year, Moses was kinda back but very limited, and the other was still in year 2 of being a LB so very much thought to be still learning. It was kinda easy to think some of the issue might not have been all on Gol$ing. In hindsight, however, while maybe year one wasn't all on him, after that a great deal of it was.
 
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B1GTide

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I think early on there was a bit of latitude due to injuries. In Gol$ings first year, both Moses and McMillion were slated to start at the ILB spots and went down with season ending injuries with just a few weeks before game 1, forcing 2 true freshmen LBs to start all year and one of those guys had never played LB before putting on a crimson helmet. The next year, Moses was kinda back but very limited, and the other was still in year 2 of being a LB so very much thought to be still learning. It was kinda easy to think some of the issue might not have been all on Gol$ing. In hindsight, however, while maybe year one wasn't all on him, after that a great deal of it was.
Forgetting his deficiencies calling defenses as a coordinator, he is a terrible ILB position coach.
 
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