How good is Cincy?

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As with most of our opponents, they come in with big expectations. If we can go ahead and punch them in the mouth at the beginning, that'll be all she wrote. BUT....we have not punched a few of these teams in the mouth this year. Auburn, comes to mind, and we very nearly lost that game. Texas A&M, which we eventually lost. LSU, didn't punch them, and they stayed around all game long. We did punch Florida directly in the jaws, but then we let up. We punched Arkansas, but they hit back.

Look. It's post season now. What I hoped coming into the UGA game was that we would finally put 4 quarters or football together. And we did. An Alabama team putting together 4 quarters of solid, capable football, is nearly unbeatable. We will need that against Cincinnati, to prove the Georgia game wasn't an outlier. And we will CERTAINLY need that in the title game, assuming we make that.
 

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As with most of our opponents, they come in with big expectations. If we can go ahead and punch them in the mouth at the beginning, that'll be all she wrote. BUT....we have not punched a few of these teams in the mouth this year. Auburn, comes to mind, and we very nearly lost that game. Texas A&M, which we eventually lost. LSU, didn't punch them, and they stayed around all game long. We did punch Florida directly in the jaws, but then we let up. We punched Arkansas, but they hit back.
I get it. I really do. And Bama needs to show up ready to fight for 60 minutes, needs to take the prep seriously - this is the playoffs, there are no mulligans...

But Abruun, LSU, A&M, even Arky ALL have more talent across the board than Cincy. FAR more.

Again, they're good enough to beat a Bama team that shows up unprepared and thinking they can just roll their helmets out there, but they literally do not have the talent of a mid-tier SEC team, much less Bama.
 

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I get it. I really do. And Bama needs to show up ready to fight for 60 minutes, needs to take the prep seriously - this is the playoffs, there are no mulligans...

But Abruun, LSU, A&M, even Arky ALL have more talent across the board than Cincy. FAR more.

Again, they're good enough to beat a Bama team that shows up unprepared and thinking they can just roll their helmets out there, but they literally do not have the talent of a mid-tier SEC team, much less Bama.
I am not sure that this is true. Cincy has 6 players who will be drafted pretty high. Yeah, 6 is nothing for Alabama, but that is a lot more talent than any other G5 team has ever had assembled on a single team.
 

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I am not sure that this is true. Cincy has 6 players who will be drafted pretty high. Yeah, 6 is nothing for Alabama, but that is a lot more talent than any other G5 team has ever had assembled on a single team.
As I said earlier. Lot of seniors on the Cincie defense. They are solid.
Biggest weakness I could see in the Notre Dame game was that ND o-line gave the Irish QB all day, repeatedly to ID a receiver and throw it to him. All day. Give Bryce that long and he will drink your milkshake.
Notre Dame just sucks. Bad.
 

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Finished watching the Cincie-ND game. I know, it's one game. N=0
But, that said, here are my observations.
1. Notre Dame just sucks. Bad. They are slow. They have no QB.
2. The Notre Dame o-line gave the Irish QB all day, repeatedly, to ID a receiver and throw it to him. All day. Give Bryce that long and he will drink your milkshake.
3. Ridder is a pretty good QB. He is capable, but inconsistent.
4. The ND edge rushers got to Ridder repeatedly. One time for a sack-fumble that got the Irish back into the game. Both left and right tackles are prone to gaffs. WA will feast at their expense.
5. The Cincie place kicker is not good.
6. ND sucks.
 

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I am not sure that this is true. Cincy has 6 players who will be drafted pretty high. Yeah, 6 is nothing for Alabama, but that is a lot more talent than any other G5 team has ever had assembled on a single team.
Said another way, of the teams Alabama has played, how many will have more players drafted than Cincy? That's the indicator for what Alabama should expect, not what the recruiting rankings show.
 

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Yes, I would imgaine we use little from Ole Miss game and Georgia game mix them together and I think we'll do just fine. Right now, we would need to take a balanced approach against them. Control the tempo, establish running game and burn clock as much as we can. What I mean is use the 1st half to get up on point as quick as possible, and then switch to burn clock mode from there. I think Young will have at least 230 yards passing and Robinson will have 170 yards rushing. I believe this is the game where Leary get little more look at WR/RB. With Metchie out, and who we are playing, I think we'll revert back to running the ball little more than usual, especially now that we have Seth starting.
I see first half stats given 😉
 

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I am not sure that this is true. Cincy has 6 players who will be drafted pretty high. Yeah, 6 is nothing for Alabama, but that is a lot more talent than any other G5 team has ever had assembled on a single team.
But is it more than Abruun? More than LSU?

That's my point. Bama routinely plays teams with more talent across the board and greater depth. Cincy can't 'outman' Bama, they can only hope to catch Bama sleeping.
 

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Finished watching the Cincie-ND game. I know, it's one game. N=0
But, that said, here are my observations.
1. Notre Dame just sucks. Bad. They are slow. They have no QB.
2. The Notre Dame o-line gave the Irish QB all day, repeatedly, to ID a receiver and throw it to him. All day. Give Bryce that long and he will drink your milkshake.
3. Ridder is a pretty good QB. He is capable, but inconsistent.
4. The ND edge rushers got to Ridder repeatedly. One time for a sack-fumble that got the Irish back into the game. Both left and right tackles are prone to gaffs. WA will feast at their expense.
5. The Cincie place kicker is not good.
6. ND sucks.
Literally none of these things bode well for Cincy.
 

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Sports Illustrated says Cincinnati hopes to have six players drafted, which would tie their all-time record as a program, but they are only expected to have three players drafted. Sauce Gardner (26), Desmond Ridder (35), and Myjai Sanders (47). Gardner sounds good, like a real lockdown corner, but he hasn't faced a WR like Williams yet.

Link
 

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One prognosticator picks Cincy. Clucko the Chicken picks the Bearcats

3:30, ESPN
Line: Alabama -13.5, o/u: 58.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN Alabama
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Alabama
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Alabama
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Alabama*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN Alabama
Pete Fiutak, CFN Alabama
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com Alabama
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com Alabama
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Alabama*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com Alabama
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com Alabama
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Alabama
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com Alabama*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com Alabama
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com Alabama*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com Alabama
Clucko the Chicken, CFN Cincinnati
CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama


Still, there were almost no believers.

Except, Clucko the Chicken.

In case you’re not aware, Clucko is a really, really big Brahma chicken, long known for sports prediction prowess. Clucko comes down the walkway from his house and picks games, actually winning a 24-entrant football bowl pool a number of years ago.

Clucko chooses from two feed bowls, each designated for a team, but it’s rumored that sometimes a human just tosses a coin and credits Clucko instead.

I can't find much about Clucko
 

bamadwain

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One prognosticator picks Cincy. Clucko the Chicken picks the Bearcats

3:30, ESPN
Line: Alabama -13.5, o/u: 58.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN Alabama
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Alabama
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Alabama
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Alabama*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN Alabama
Pete Fiutak, CFN Alabama
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com Alabama
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com Alabama
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Alabama*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com Alabama
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com Alabama
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Alabama
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com Alabama*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com Alabama
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com Alabama*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com Alabama
Clucko the Chicken, CFN Cincinnati
CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama


Still, there were almost no believers.

Except, Clucko the Chicken.

In case you’re not aware, Clucko is a really, really big Brahma chicken, long known for sports prediction prowess. Clucko comes down the walkway from his house and picks games, actually winning a 24-entrant football bowl pool a number of years ago.

Clucko chooses from two feed bowls, each designated for a team, but it’s rumored that sometimes a human just tosses a coin and credits Clucko instead.

I can't find much about Clucko
Some of us should've used Clucko in our weekly picks!
 

NoNC4Tubs

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One prognosticator picks Cincy. Clucko the Chicken picks the Bearcats

3:30, ESPN
Line: Alabama -13.5, o/u: 58.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN Alabama
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Alabama
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Alabama
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Alabama*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN Alabama
Pete Fiutak, CFN Alabama
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com Alabama
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com Alabama
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Alabama*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com Alabama
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com Alabama
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Alabama
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com Alabama*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com Alabama
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com Alabama*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com Alabama
Clucko the Chicken, CFN Cincinnati
CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama


Still, there were almost no believers.

Except, Clucko the Chicken.

In case you’re not aware, Clucko is a really, really big Brahma chicken, long known for sports prediction prowess. Clucko comes down the walkway from his house and picks games, actually winning a 24-entrant football bowl pool a number of years ago.

Clucko chooses from two feed bowls, each designated for a team, but it’s rumored that sometimes a human just tosses a coin and credits Clucko instead.

I can't find much about Clucko
How did Clucko fare in the SECCG? :unsure:
 

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