Gun to my head, if you told me to root for either LSU or Clemson; I'd tell you to pull the trigger
Najee could declare and Ford leaving still wont make any Bama fan anxious as you were trying to infer. Alabama has alot of running backs and Ford was #4 on the chart this year, and that's not counting Sanders who was injured.
I think Mac Jones gets the start (duh) and I think Bryce Young backs him up. I believe Taulia might hit the transfer portal during summer.
Why not put the entire quote in this article? it was "“It was kind of a smack in the face,But it is what it is. It’s football, we’ve got to be ready all times, and we weren’t ready that play.” And also, I dont know a coach who doesnt let Najee try to punch one in after the drive he had.
Joe Burrow is a great QB, but I think Tua kept up with him. Those 1st half mistakes by Tua is what lost the game for Alabama, but Tua had more yards and TD's than Joe Burrow in that game. But to stick with the theme of the story, I do agree that Jake Fromm wont be able to keep up. Georgia's offense isnt built for a shootout
Not really. Way back when, Bama was able to avoid the injury bug. Not now, it seems it has dug in like an Alabama tick (pun intended)
1. *Pruitt coaches at UT now 2. Jonathan Allen, Quinnen Williams, Da'ron Payne etc disagree. 3. I agree, but you also forgot Labryan Ray 4. The NFL always takes alot of players so this is not new 5. They weren't recruiting misses because they signed, more of developmental issues 6. Saban adjusted to the hurry up back in 2014/2015. When most of the defense cut down weight and got faster and had more stamina. 2016 was a prime example of that with that elite defense. Problem now is the injuries and the coaching IMO.
Wow this is so wrong. Does he realize his entire column on Bama has been happening for years now? Bama always loses alot of players on the draft and most every year people say Bama can't reload (but yet Saban does.)
Better yet, let's start publishing who the ref's are in each game so we can better bet on the games.
Bama fan here. I have no problem with it. To the victor goes the spoils and beating Bama is big deal- Coach O got emotional and rightfully so. I'm sure every football coach has something to the effect before. The only egregious thing here is the guy that leaked it.
I'm not taking anything away from Burrow, he played near perfect. But this Bama defense has ALOT of injuries and is starting ALOT of freshmen. Saban could have had a whole month and the result would have been the same. Usually most defensive players under Saban dont really start until they are juniors (notable exceptions of course).
Do you even watch Bama games? Bama's run defense isn't stout. Far from it. And what kind of reasoning is it to say Burrow won't play good because he is due for a down game? Or the pass defense is in for a good game? I think i'm due for a million dollars but guess what; that wishful thinking wont make it happen.
Is Mac the same level of Tua; of course not. But in previous games he has came in and slung the ball really well. He also has great mobility and I think he can be as prolific as McCarron. It seemed he came into the game cold and got off on the wrong foot, so to say. But I agree with the heavy run focus.
Call me crazy but I think Bama hires Nate Oats
You forgot they also have Reuben Foster (whether or not he can play is yet to be decided, but he is still with them).
There is no way he has 1.6% body fat. The combine needs to look at that getting that "Bod POD" re calibrated or stop using it. More like 8-12% body fat which is still remarkable. Connor has no idea how weightlifting/fitness works at all lol
Josh Jacobs is a lock. Would be very surprised if he didnt go 1st round. Especially with the popularity of a versatile running back these days
This entire article is assuming that Alabama wont have a practice until the next time they play Georgia. Don't you understand that Saban has an ENTIRE offseason and spring and fall camps to get his team better?
The end of the dynasty will come when Saban retires. Even then, if Bama hires a complete idiot the residual talent will still propel the Tide to maybe a playoff appearance and top 10 finishes.
Michael, you're an idiot. In what way is that a troll?
Let them all play. Also, let them pop tren right before the game idc. Give us Clemson at their chemical best.
Yeah, but UGA also recruited well under Richt. UGA had Stafford, Moreno, and AJ Green and Bama came to Athens with John Parker Wilson and destroyed them. Kirby can sign all the 5 stars he wants but so far the development has been lacking.
No. He could be the next Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram, or Kenyan Drake.
Playoff expansion to Heisman overhaul: 8 completely random thoughts about the state of college football
Jalen Hurts staying makes alot of sense. If he leaves, ill still support him and wish him the best; I get it. But let's look at what he would be leaving. The greatest coach of all time, one of the best QB coach and soon to be OC, arguably best in the nation WR crew, a really stacked RB roster, a great O-line and lastly, some of the best facilities. Also, this year we have seen many formations that involve both QB's. Think about it like this, Much like tandem RB's, why couldnt Bama run tandem QB's? Or keep on with the creative formations where both Jalen and Tua are in the same play.
Here is a lesson to any football athlete looking at big time success, or heck for anyone in general who is using social media. Any post or tweet, understand it can be used against you, so word everything as if you will have to go into court to defend yourself for it. Also, if I was in Heisman contention; id delete my previous tweets. And finally, this just proves that teenagers never should have social media.
It might be a destination school now, but it had lost ALOT of it's luster in the early to mid 2000's. And yeah, i'd say taking Bama from an average of 14.6 to #1 is pretty darn impressive. Especially doing for many consecutive years with virtually more than 50% staff turnover every year. These recruits ain't coming to play at Bama because it's Bama, they're coming to play because of Saban. I doubt you understand how much the Bama program was in shambles before Saban. Also, you can't really compare NFL to college in terms of "destination" places. NFL has a salary cap and a draft for so that teams just cant be "destinations" and load up on the best talent every year.
But he got the win tho......
How does Aranda get an A for letting A&M score 74 on him? WTF?
Not just the 4th quarter. There has been many games where Tua left after 1 drive in the 3rd. Other times there were games where he left before HALFTIME. Plus, if the Heisman was only about stats-- how come so many other players do not win, even though they may lead the nation in whatever stat. Like why didnt Pat Mahomes win in 2016 when he threw for over 5,000 yards and 41 Td's? The Heisman is for best player, one who elevates the team to another level. Without Tua, Bama still might make the playoff, but with Tua Bama is seemingly unstoppable. First time Bama has had an offense like this, EVER. Kyler stats are like that of Mayfield for last year. But Mayfield went into OSU and beat them at home. Heisman Moment type stuff. You can throw out stats night and day, but that's the Oklahoma system. A very high powered offense, under any QB. Where is the Heisman moment for Kyler? Losing to Texas? Tua's so far came after going down to Death Valley at night and beating a highly ranked, highly motivated LSU team who just killed UGA. But let's talk stats if you wanna keep with that narrative. If Kyler Murray played an SEC schedule, he wouldn't have all of those stats you like to throw out. Oklahoma has only played 1 teams who rank in the top 30 of total defense. That's Army. Murray went 11/15 for 165 yards against ARMY. Tua has played 3 teams in the top 50 with 1 more in UGA upcoming. Kyler Murray is a great qb who should be in New York. But Tua gets the edge, and also gets to play against UGA in the SEC Championship game to better highlight his resume.
I'd think that with the downfall of USC, Oregon and other PAC 12 schools many commits are looking elsewhere (see UCF, and Ole Miss) as a way to get into a big time school to help then get to the NFL. And no other school is better right now at that than Bama. I also right next to Alabaster, AL and that's where Taulia goes to school. The school (Thompson High) recently got a massive 68 million dollar renovation and rivals that of most colleges. Besides that, the county here is one of the fastest growing counties in the US and it may not be able to rival Hawaii for beauty, but it's too. Suburb heavy and only 30 mins away from Birmingham, but still enough country to relax and do various outdoor activities. Also, SEC Media Days was and (when it comes back) is in Hoover, AL which is also very close. So when I look at the entire picture, I can see why they moved over here. That and although ive never been to Hawaii, im sure the price of living here is waaaay less lol