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"Bama fans point to Anderson’s nation-high 31.5 tackles for loss as evidence he’s more deserving than Hutchinson. But a lot of those came against inferior opponents — Anderson has 15 TFL against teams with winning records." So basically half of Anderson's TFL's have come against teams with winning records (7 games) and half have come against teams with even or losing records (6 games). Cool. That was a great way of showing he shows up equally against good and bad competition.
It was long past time for Bama to return to it's place as one of the conference's top basketball programs year in and year out, and it seems like we hired the right guy to do it. Still trying to get used to being "the hunted" in round ball, but as long as Nate Oats is at the Capstone, it certainly appears that's exactly what we'll be, and I'm here for it. Have a REALLY tough OOC schedule this year, but that will only make us a better team by the time SEC play rolls around. Really excited to see if we can follow-up that Sweet Sixteen run with a shot at the Elite Eight or Final Four. Even typing that sentence is still odd. RTR
I clicked on this fully expecting it to be a situation where, in the madness of it all, there was a flash of a body in front of the officer and he just took it out not thinking trying to do his job to protect Coach. But that POS locked it, pulled up the forearm, and charged into her. F*** that guy.
So let me see if I have this right.... 6 seasons after Kirby Smart left Alabama... after his defense gave up 550 total yards of offense and 40 points to Clemson in his final game there... a year after Kirby's defense, with the exact same players you listed above, gave up 560 yards of offense and 41 points to Alabama... 9 months after Alabama's defense DOMINATED Ohio State in the CFP national championship game... one week after Alabama's defense held perhaps the most prolific offense in college football to less than 300 yards of total offense and 21 points (14 of which came in the 4th quarter garbage time after Bama was up 5 TD's)... you think Alabama "can't play defense anymore" because Kirby Smart isn't in Tuscaloosa anymore? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I think the Cincy QB is BY's biggest challenger. All the other guys mentioned will lose one or more games in the remainder of the season but Cincy should be there undefeated at the end, possibly with a spot in the Playoff, and Ridder (think that's right) had a pretty solid game against Notre Dame. He'll pile up numbers against inferior competition, the question will be if he gets enough publicity into December to get the voter support.
LSU is more likely to finish the season 3-9 than they are 9-3. Most likely outcome is probably 5-7, 6-6 at best.
Bama haters before the season: "Bryce Young will struggle. He doesn't have all that 1st round talent. Smith, Waddle, and Najee are gone. He'll struggle, especially early on." Bama haters 5 weeks in: "Bryce Young is a product of the system. He's just a game manager. Anyone could look good with all that talent around him!"
"So far, the plan for Young as a passer looks more like the plan for a young Jalen Hurts in 2016-17" This is so far off it's incredible. Jalen was rolling out and given one-read throws and then taking off. Bryce is given full-progression, multi-level route trees to work with. Bryce has thrown for 225+ yards in all three games and a total of 811 yards. Jalen Hurts did that once in his first four games (three starts) and that was against Western Kentucky, and his total passing yards in his first three starts was 609. Bryce has also thrown 10 TD's in his first three starts compared to Jalen's 3. And none of those numbers have anything to do with Bryce throwing a lot more either. In their first three starts, their passing attempts total 91 (Jalen) and 100 (Bryce). If you want to criticize the offense's current lack of execution on deep throws (whether that be inaccurate throws, drops, etc.) then that's fine, but comparing the offense and game plans Bryce Young is operating to what Jalen Hurts was running in 2016 is just uneducated, lazy, inaccurate analysis.
It's cute that Derek Stingley is getting some "dark horse" Heisman hype now that his father, Devonta Smith, has graduated and moved on to the NFL.
"He's one of the worst former Heisman winners in the NFL right now." Not sure I can think of a more ignorant way to categorize a guy just to try to slight him. Heisman winners currently in the NFL: Ingram, Newton, Winston, Mariota, Henry, L. Jackson, Mayfield, Murray, Burrow, Smitty. Compared to other RB's, he's only behind the best RB in the league. "Compared" to QB's... not really sure how you even do that, but he's had a better career than Winston or Mariota, from Jackson to Murray, those guys are too young to make a career comparison, and Burrow and Smitty basically or actually haven't had a chance to do anything. That doesn't even account for RGIII or Johnny Football who have been out of the NFL longer than Smitty and Burrow were even in college.
I know this is a regular series, but doing this for Alabama's 2021 offense in relation to 2020 is the same as doing it for LSU's 2020 offense in relation to 2019: unfair. Those situations ought to be re-named "Not as good" or "Holy **** they did it again"
yeahhhhhh that "Bounced After Maybe a year" acronym is neither clever nor accurate.
LSU is about to be walloped with LOIC charges across the entire athletic department. They've created and facilitated a culture that football and basketball are all that matters and players and coaches get a pass for their actions as long as its in furtherance of those two programs. Even their women's tennis coach lies to protect the money making sports. It's despicable. It Baylor all over again, maybe worse.
LSU will be banned from post-season play by the time March comes around so none of this will matter.
The only thing I'll say is that Klatt COMPLETELY misses the mark on calling Harris "the hammer" and constantly saying "power power power" in reference to how he's used in our offense in contrast to how Clemson uses Etienne and saying he's so skilled they're trying to get them the ball in any way they can, including Etienne being able to run the power. It seems like he's just ignored the fact that Najee has been PHENOMENAL out of the backfield for quite some time now. He's the best RB out of the backfield under Saban and it's really not even close. Josh Jacobs would probably be second in line, and that's mostly because I don't think he got enough opportunities to show it.
yeahhhhh your take is straight garbage and belongs in the Tennessee checkerboard trash can.
Young, sure. Mac Jones, absolutely not. Bo Nix started 13 games last year and threw only 2 more TD's than Mac Jones, who started 4 games. 7 of Mac's 14 TD's came in two games against Auburn and Michigan, two defenses ranked inside the final Top 25 in the team defense rankings. Comparatively, in four games against top 25 defenses (UGA, Bama, Oregon, and Florida), Bo threw 5. Mac also had a completion percentage 11 points higher than Bo.
Butkis Award winners since 2009: Bama 3, LSU 1 LB's Drafted since 2010: Bama 14, LSU 12 LB's Drafted in the First Round since 2010: Bama 5, LSU 3 LB's drafted in the top two rounds since 2010: Bama 7, LSU 5 LB's selected to Pro Bowls since 2010: Bama 6, LSU 2 LB's currently on NFL rosters: Bama 12, 11 2020 ILB Recruits in the Top 10: Bama 2, LSU 1 2020 OLB Recruits in the Top 10 : Bama 2, LSU 1 (Drew Sanders listed as ATH) 2021 ILB Recruits currently in the Top 10: Bama 2, LSU 1 (neither school appears in play for remaining uncommitted Top 10) 2021 OLB Recruits currently in the Top 10: LSU 1, Bama 0 (Bama in play for #5 Sorey, currently with 100% of CB) So yeah... I guess if you base LSU's current advantage of Top 10 OLB recruits for the 2021 class and you ignore like... everything else that matters, you can make a "strong" argument for them as LBU
I was on the fence about everything in this post, but then I remembered you put it all in caps lock, so you have me convinced.
"Alabama will undoubtedly have a loaded schedule. Actually, though, the Crimson Tide might not even have the toughest schedule in the SEC in 2028. Florida will host Colorado and it’ll travel to Arizona State and Florida State that year, while Georgia will travel to Texas and then host the likes of Florida State and Georgia Tech. Yowza." I know this references OOC games only, but Bama will also travel to LSU and Tennessee in 2028 on top of traveling to Notre Dame and playing Ohio State at home. Going to be tough to top that schedule, but who knows... by 2028, this type of thing could be normal.
I'm not glossing over it. No one is taking away anything from what LSU did last season. Best season ever. But until Coach O fields an elite team more than once, he doesn't deserve to suddenly be named the best coach in the SEC.
"at home" as in "in Baton Rouge". Bama has beaten LSU in BR by a combined score of 39-0 in Coach O's 2 games against Bama in Redstick.
Putting Coach O at #1 after a single year of elite success makes about as much sense as putting Chizik #1 going into 2011. Was it Chizik? Was it Cam? Was it Gus? Was it all lightning in a bottle (hint: this is the correct answer). For the record I think Coach O is far better as a HC than Chizik, but maybe we can slow the “Coach O is #1” hype train until his teams score even one single point against Alabama at home.
I actually really like the Tennessee over OU pick. It's all about getting OU early before they get rolling. Tennessee can pound the rock against what will likely again be a poor OU defense and keep that growing offense off the field.
“ I dealt with this injury, a lot over the last couple of years.” Ummm no you haven’t, unless you retired from the NFL and became an ortho pardon surgeon treating people injured in car wrecks. This isn’t a common injury to football AT ALL. Literally every ortho that has weighed in out it has said the type of injury is so rare and the recovery is so unique that Tua would be no more likely to suffer the same injury again as anyone else that hasn’t suffered from it before. Complete BS
"I don’t think [Tua] has the ability to transition to the next level and be as successful as let’s say a Joe Burrow . . . . [I}t just keeps me a little off-putting in terms of what he can do without the same kind of talent he had at Alabama.” This makes literally zero sense to criticize Tua for his supporting cast while in the same breath you give Burrow a pass. Not only did Burrow have just as many talented players around him as Tua, but he had the exact same supporting cast in 2018 as he did in 2019 and did absolutely NOTHING against good defenses. Tua has games to answer for, particularly later in the year when he was banged up against the likes of UGA and Clemson in 2018, that's undeniable. I just don't get how people find a way to criticize Tua for having talented teammates and a few bad games against good defenses give Burrow a pass on an entire year of mediocrity with the same supporting cast he had in 2019.
Leach survived the liberal haven of the Pacific Northwest just fine. What in the hell makes you think he won't survive in Starkville, Mississippi!?