Kiffin's future... (Going to FAU, Staying Through CFP)

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Intl.Aperture

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Re: Any word on Kiffin's interview with UH?

I guess my point in the game thread is Hurts was having an off game. I think Kiffin lacks the situational awareness sometimes to see that. He should have called more handoffs to the RB just to calm things down and see if he could get Hurts settled.
There is also something to be said for getting a QB in a rhythm. Also showing that we are willing to throw helps keep the safeties back at any point in the game. We do agree that they could have started running the ball earlier and making better use of "play-action" passes.
 

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I guess my point in the game thread is Hurts was having an off game. I think Kiffin lacks the situational awareness sometimes to see that. He should have called more handoffs to the RB just to calm things down and see if he could get Hurts settled.
I agree - this was the first game in which Hurts got rattled. Your NOTs bailed him out, but Kiffin didn't. He kept calling plays that put more pressure on Hurts.

Fortunately the NOTs came early in the game. With the lead, Hurts settled down.
 

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Seemed to me that Hurts was discouraged from running somewhat. If you add that aspect plus more efficient zone read the requirement to pass will be further exacerbated, ie throw when we want to not when we have to and throw the routes that Hurts is best suited for. I expect he will be better with the time he now has to be prepared. Just hope we don't fill his mind w/too much to think about. :)
 

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I agree - this was the first game in which Hurts got rattled. Your NOTs bailed him out, but Kiffin didn't. He kept calling plays that put more pressure on Hurts.

Fortunately the NOTs came early in the game. With the lead, Hurts settled down.
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That's the one part of his game that needs to get significantly better. He has always had his legs to get him out of a jam. He evidently was told to keep that in check against UF so he got rattled. If he wants to take a clear step of progress, his confidence in his passing game has got to improve. It looks like if the first option isn't available he throws it in the stands. I know he is a freshman but now really a sophomore and that part of his game seems to be progressing slower than I thought it would.
 

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Seemed to me that Hurts was discouraged from running somewhat. If you add that aspect plus more efficient zone read the requirement to pass will be further exacerbated, ie throw when we want to not when we have to and throw the routes that Hurts is best suited for. I expect he will be better with the time he now has to be prepared. Just hope we don't fill his mind w/too much to think about. :)
Bateman got his clearance to transfer a week ago. I suspect that they didn't want to risk Hurts in that game, and agree with that call.

You're going to have to let him play and hope for the best in the playoffs, so they'll take off those shackles.
 

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Bateman got his clearance to transfer a week ago. I suspect that they didn't want to risk Hurts in that game, and agree with that call.

You're going to have to let him play and hope for the best in the playoffs, so they'll take off those shackles.
I think both he and Kiffin had a hard time adjusting to this. When he went down on one of those sacks it looked like he could have split the defenders and had and least a yard or 2 before he would have gotten hit by the linebackers. My wife said "what's wrong with him? It looks like he doesn't want to run."
 

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If he does get UH, does Saban say adios and move Sark or someone else to get ready for the playoffs or let him stay on (I've seen a few reports that he wants to finish the season).


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With no recruiting responsibilities and a game plan that looks the same against everyone of our opponents, I can see where Kiffin would have more free time than our other assistants. This is sort of tongue in cheek (no pun intended) but I wonder how many obligations have been put on Kiffin this whole time.

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If he does get UH, does Saban say adios and move Sark or someone else to get ready for the playoffs or let him stay on
I don't trust Kiffin to not start recruiting asap if he has a confirmed job at Houston. If Saban feels he will do a good job for us I will defer to his judgement.

It still suks to have to deal with this again during a playoff run. (coaches leaving)
I would hope Kiffin would put 100% effort into our team until he leaves. He owes Saban that much, if not more.
 

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There is also something to be said for getting a QB in a rhythm. Also showing that we are willing to throw helps keep the safeties back at any point in the game. We do agree that they could have started running the ball earlier and making better use of "play-action" passes.
I'd venture to say as a true freshman Hurts is a QB you try to protect instead of trying to get into a rhythm. I've seen some on here post that we already limit the field with him. With him at QB, you just don't want to screw it up and lose the game.
 

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I don't trust Kiffin to not start recruiting asap if he has a confirmed job at Houston. If Saban feels he will do a good job for us I will defer to his judgement.

It still suks to have to deal with this again during a playoff run. (coaches leaving)
I would hope Kiffin would put 100% effort into our team until he leaves. He owes Saban that much, if not more.
When you're dominating so much that your assistants are getting HC gigs, be thankful. :wink:
 

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I'd venture to say as a true freshman Hurts is a QB you try to protect instead of trying to get into a rhythm. I've seen some on here post that we already limit the field with him. With him at QB, you just don't want to screw it up and lose the game.
The defense we have allows us to protect him. I'm hopeful he develops well, and next year we can unleash him on the world. I could see the team needing to flip the script a little bit next year, at least early season, and have the offense protect the defense a little bit. I know we have 5 star studs sitting on the bench but they have to grow just like Jalen, and I'm hopeful he can return the favor.
 

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I don't trust Kiffin to not start recruiting asap if he has a confirmed job at Houston. If Saban feels he will do a good job for us I will defer to his judgement.

It still suks to have to deal with this again during a playoff run. (coaches leaving)
I would hope Kiffin would put 100% effort into our team until he leaves. He owes Saban that much, if not more.
Houston has only had 1 5 star in the last 20 years to come there. Kirby was going to w program with a ton of 5 star recruits over the past 20 years. So unless you think Kiffin is better than CNS at recruiting or is going to be a credible threat to Alabama in the coming years then I see no reason to worry
 

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Re: Any word on Kiffin's interview with UH?

I don't trust Kiffin to not start recruiting asap if he has a confirmed job at Houston. If Saban feels he will do a good job for us I will defer to his judgement.

It still suks to have to deal with this again during a playoff run. (coaches leaving)
I would hope Kiffin would put 100% effort into our team until he leaves. He owes Saban that much, if not more.
I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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Re: Any word on Kiffin's interview with UH?

I don't trust Kiffin to not start recruiting asap if he has a confirmed job at Houston. If Saban feels he will do a good job for us I will defer to his judgement.

It still suks to have to deal with this again during a playoff run. (coaches leaving)
I would hope Kiffin would put 100% effort into our team until he leaves.{{{ He owes Saban that much, if not more.}}}
Here here, well said
 

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Re: Any word on Kiffin's interview with UH?

have the offense protect the defense a little bit.
I know we lose a lot of great players but am not sure we will need to do this.

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So unless you think Kiffin is better than CNS at recruiting or is going to be a credible threat to Alabama in the coming years then I see no reason to worry
Not much worried he's gonna plunder our recruits. More like not spending the proper amount of time on OUR game plan......which may be a good thing if it results in run, run, run, run, play action, run....etc.;)
 

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Re: Any word on Kiffin's interview with UH?

Did anyone even bother to read the article I posted... I totally understand why Kiffin does what he does in the game. He explained it, Saban explained it and I don't know what more can be said about this. Running the ball inside the redzone may be hard at times, but it is what it is. His playcalling and the defense got us where we are right now. Now is not the time to complain about what he's doing. We finished the season undefeated and we got two more games to go.

I honestly believe he's not gonna flip some of the recruits... but he could probably get 3 to flips from other SEC Schools and some out west. who knows? he will game plan for the game against Washingotn and he has Sark to help him. Saban got this.
 
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