There really wasn't a speed difference, or an athlete difference (aside from Smitty). There was a coaching difference, especially schematically.I was just surprised at the OSU/Bama overall team speed gap.
If that can’t be fixed after this many years of excellent recruiting classes, when will it?
Apparently not all 5* are made equally
Playing a 4-4 against the team speed Bama has is asking for mismatches. I get it, it worked - OSU contained Najee and B-Rob for the most part - but those guys struggled covering receivers (as basically all LBs do, outside of short crossing routes).There really wasn't a speed difference, or an athlete difference (aside from Smitty). There was a coaching difference, especially schematically.
The scheme had the defender running through other players back there, and he didn't trust what he was seeing because of other plays. Run too fast and Bolden reverses direction again and you are done.Slade Bolden outran your all-American DB to the end zone. Was that speed ? Or “want to”?
Even in the NFL you end up with man-on-man - and NFL DBs / safeties are generally FAR better, more-sure tacklers than CFB secondary players.It was a masterful play. Masterful. The NFL stops plays like that by handing off receivers who do those things, even when in man defense. The Bucks need to do some research and figure that out, because Alabama did that so well against us that we will see it again.
I think Day had to choose which part of the 3 headed beast to slay. He chose to shut down the running game. Najee still got some good runs but I guess the 4-4 worked in that regard.Playing a 4-4 against the team speed Bama has is asking for mismatches. I get it, it worked - OSU contained Najee and B-Rob for the most part - but those guys struggled covering receivers (as basically all LBs do, outside of short crossing routes).
Your superstud RB recruit from my hometown (Treveyon Henderson) has a little brother in the 9th grade who has already been offered by UVA...another monster in the making. Their older brother is already at UVA (transferred from Indiana). Be interesting to see how he pans out and where he ends up...he looks like a good one.Totally depends on coaching. If Saban stays 10 years - Alabama, and it won't be close. We are going to find out a lot about Day this year and Ohio State returns a ton of top talent. If he gets solid QB play, we are built to win now. Same for the Sooners. If they can't win in in 2021 they never will.
Karen is gonna karen in that crappy conference, winning in years when another team isn't dominant. And Georgia is gonna georgia.
Love it...Your enthusiasm with the ! is something to be seen as well...or not?It will be the Crimson Tide. We are, and will continue to be the greatest team ever. After Coach Saban retires, he will have greatness in place for quite some time. Top coaches will want to come to Tuscaloosa.
We are the best team with the greatest fans. I am proud to be a part of this. My father was born in Alabama and introduced me to the Crimson Tide more than 50 years ago.
Today, I wore a new Alabama shirt in Suffolk County, New York that says, "2020 National Champions." Two people shouted "Roll Tide" at me. We are everywhere, and this is due to our team, our coach, our tradition of excellence and yes, our wonderful fans.
ROLL TIDE Today And Tomorrow!!!!!!ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!