LOL, go check the YPC averages for Alabama's running backs: Harris 7.2, Scarborough 6.5, Jacobs 6.6. If you think that is 'crappy', then you are beyond help. Oh, and don't try to equate your status with Ole Miss; they won big games in the conference over the last few years, and played Alabama tougher than anyone. They recruit far better than Missouri ever will.
When that "couple of teams" is comprised of two dregs that routinely bring in recruiting classes rated among the worst in the conference, I'm going to point that out. Neither team has any WR remotely on par with Ridley; check Mel Kiper's draft lists if you need clarification. The incoming class of receivers at Alabama is rated as the best in the nation, and Jerry Jeudy was the A-day player of the game. Missouri and South Carolina could merge their rosters and still not come close to that level of talent. In particular, Missouri's "catch numbers" are inflated, because they were a terrible team in 2016, and were always behind, forced to air it out for 3+ quarters. I don't take issue to other groups being called superior to Alabama when there is a reason for it, such as LSU's DB's last year, or Auburn's kicker either season. But the notion of Missouri and South Carolina having a better receiving corps than Alabama is simply laughable, and any NFL scout would agree.
LOL, you haven't heard of Jerry Jeudy? I guess you don't follow recruiting. Don't worry; you'll learn his name soon enough.There isn't one WR on your wretched roster that would see the field at Alabama. Come to think of it, there are few players period on your roster that would see the field at Alabama. Have fun finishing last again in the woeful east.
I'm pretty sure the new WR coach at Alabama isn't standing around muttering "Damn, I sure wish we were as solid as those juggernauts at Missouri and South Carolina". Neither one comes even close to Alabama's WR corps. Neither has a top 10 draft pick in Ridley, plus returning veterans, PLUS the top incoming freshman class of WR in the nation, but leave it to the think tank her at SDS to try to pretend otherwise.
Ranking Robert Horry (and his six...or is it seven?) rings beheind the likes of Jarvis Varnado is laughable, consdering that Horry was a key contributor on every one of his championship squads other than perhaps the final one. The Lakers don't get past Sacramento in 2002 for sure if not for Horry's clutch shot to tie a series at 4 games.
"The Iron Bowl is always a hotly contested affair".True. Except when its not.Like 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011.Average margin of Alabama victory in those games: 24.4 points.It is only "hotly contested" when the barn pulls off some fluke miracle (2010 and 2013).
I don't know what possesses guys (that aren't anywhere to be found on Mel Kiper's prospect lists) to pass up their final season of eligibility, especially after mediocre college careers (like Noil's).
Meyer saw the handwriting on the wall. If Jim Harbaugh starts beating Ohio State consistently, look for Meyer's health to fail once again, followed by a year-long sabbatical at ESPN, only to resurface as the head coach of Notre Dame a year later.
Any list that has Miami as a king is obviously one that is far behind. They haven't had better than a 3 loss season in a decade now. I'd list Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Ohio State as Kings, and no one else. Those teams have won 6 of the last 7 national championships.
I don't know what game you're watching, but Alabama has dominated each game against ATM since 2014.
He is making bold predictions, not trying to prove that he is on the verge of insanity. Sumlin is a lousy coach, certainly the worst in the SEC West. He should have been fired after last year, and things don't figure to be any better this season with two stellar bookends on the DL gone as well as Travis Knight.
Yeah, just like last year, right? Alabama won games because of Hurts' heroics. Hurts didn't lose the Clemson game, despite what delusional rival fans want to believe.
Hurts had rough playoff games against 2 of the 3 best teams in the country (along with his own). Can you maybe think that most QB's would have struggled in those games against nationally ranked defenses? Hurts ran roughshod over the SEC all season. He didn't win SEC offensive player of the year by accident. Keep deluding yourself into thinking he is some sort of liability for the Tide, then go back and watch his highlights in SEC play again.
The joke known as Ohio State at #1. Sounds like Yankee media bias hard at work. When you lose your playoff game 31-0 (and it should have been worse) you aren't going to open the season #1.
Reese's Giants haven't won a playoff game in years, and people openly wonder why he still has a job, given all the busts he's drafted. Hopefully Dalvin will not be one of those (even though I am a die-hard Cowboys fan and wish nothing but the worst for the Giants).
I actually like Johnson, who seems like a humble guy that doesn't point the finger at anyone else for his shortcomings. You can say that it was his fault that he didn't play particularly well as a quarterback, but it certainly was NOT his fault that the barn hype train made him out to be the second coming of Cam Newton.
^^No one is going to go on record saying something like that, but the guy is probably 100% correct.
All those recruits, and you can't do any better than 4 and 5 loss seasons. Tells you something about the state of LSU's program.
Jamal Adams on sharing draft stage with Tre’Davious White: ‘We are DBU, so let’s clear that up right now’
8-5everyyearU is more like it.LOL at DLU, given all the recent busts.
"Special bond"...what a crock.Seeing a team under-achieve for all 3 of your seasons (LSU has finished lower in the final polls than the started in every season since 2012) doesn't mean there is some sort of mystical bond (that could not have been found on far superior and more accomplished teams in Tuscaloosa). You and Jamal Adams said you chose LSU together because you wanted to win rings. All the rings are worn by the guys in Crimson. You should have known better.
Julio Jones is the best WR in the NFL and was drafted in the first round, just in case you forgot about him.
Glen, come on now...Its been too long.
Nick Saban blames poor coaching for Jalen Hurts’ struggles: ‘We protected him, instead of developed him’
Florida, Washington and Clemson....3 top 10 defenses. Maybe that had something to do with his play falling off?
The liberal news media will now claim that this could just have easily happened at Princeton or Yale.
Zero chance Howard falls into second round. Henry was far more productive in college, but Howard is the prototype physical specimen that NFL teams want. He's likely top 10.That said, I was really hoping my Cowboys would move up in the 2nd round to draft Henry. Every time I'd watch him make big catches on 3rd down (or 4th and 25) I'd lament that "Alabama recruited him hard, but he got away".
Auburn's latest zero-track-record wonder ahead of Jacob Eason and Nick Fitzgerald. About par for the course for the clown that said Alabama (14-1, National Champions) would lose 5 games in 2015.
Clemson has far more talent than Auburn. Their defense didn't suffer as many losses as the 2015 team did. It just amazes me how these Barners think that some JUCO from a mediocre program (Baylor) is going to come in and set the world on fire. We've all heard this before from you delusional barn fans.
7 win season? Check!Now they just need to become "Champions of Life" to be officially great.
Kamryn "Likely Heisman campaign" Pettway against the 5 best teams on Auburn's schedule (Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma) 53 carries 179 yards 0 touchdowns 3.37 ypc.