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When Aubrey does the Q&A on your site, will we be able to read it. Those other sites hosed us even though their guys posted on ours.
I hope and pray that Bama thinks Johnny = Denard Robinson
True, I guess i shouldn't have said the run a spread, but Robinson moves around quite a bit. The only offense that's similar to A&M's that Alabama has seen is Ole Miss, but even though the systems are similar the way they go about it isn't really the same.
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Yep, and we tend to get lazy or cute in the second quarter when we are ahead and come out the red zone with a FG if Bertolet gets lucky or we get nada.
A&M will have to play an entire 60 minute game to get a win.
I'd say Ole Miss is closer to what A&M is doing. Bottom line: Alabama will play a lot of nickel (and dime) Saturday, just like it did against Michigan, Ole Miss, Missouri, UT, etc...
This is a more general question, but a lot was made around here that A&M's move to the SEC was going to "open the floodgates" to Texas recruits for Alabama/LSU/etc. Have you seen that much covering the Alabama side? As in, are kids from Texas more receptive to Alabama since A&M's move or has not much changed?
Aside from Oregon, I can't think of a team' other than OU from years back during the Leach, Mangino Sumlin era, with better athletes running the spread. Even at that, OU was always able to line up and run it down your throat. I think A&M is getting there.
Looking at the matchups up the middle, Alabama is clearly stronger. I agree on loading the box. Fully expect that from A&M. And as long the game is manageable, also look for UA to stick with balance. It's not the number of throws for McCarron, it's hitting them when he does go to the air. Ideally, he's somewhere around 27 passes for the game.
1. Michigan this year
2. UF in 2008-2010 - Better weapons than A&M
3. Auburn the past 3 years
4. Texas - 2009
5. Miss state since Mullen
6. Ark 2008-2012 - They do not have a running qb but they do spread you out.
7. Va Tech 2009 - Tyrod Taylor at QB was good runner
Recruiting related: how interested is Bama in Hoza Scott? I see the offer, but is he the kind of guy they pursue all the way till NSD?
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Do you think Saban likes or dislikes playing against a no huddle offense? He has said 2 different things about it over the past several weeks.
I expect Alabama to try to beat up our DTs early to see if they can reliably get first downs, even with us stacking the box. A great anti-spread strategy is a steady diet of time consuming drives ending with scores. Spread can't hurt you if its not on the field.
Unfortunately out former coaching staff was never patient enough to do this with big 2nd half leads.
You admit that you believe A&M will move the ball but how do you think the bama D holds up if the tempo gets going after a 1st down or 2 without resorting to the 'flop' technique(injury delay)?
Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)
Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
Saban started hitting Texas almost from the moment he got off the plane in Tuscaloosa, so it's something they've always done under him. DeAndrew White, Damion Square, Cade Foster, etc... It's also a big reason why they played the game in Arlington against Michigan.
All of those offenses didn't have a QB that could run AND pass as well as Johnny.
Denard can run but couldn't hit an STD if he was throwing into a gaggle of Texas Tech sorority girls. Same goes for Tebow, any Miss St. QB, and Tyrod Taylor.
I'm not saying Manziel is going to roll right over the vaunted Bama D, I'm just saying this isn't the typical spread offense that you've seen in the past.
OK, you are right you have seen it all before, be happy.
Is there crying in football ?
I think he's a defensive guy first and foremost and he's always going to side with whatever helps that side of the ball the most. Haha!
People forget that it has been offenses like LSU's (strong OLs with big backs) that have caused UA the most problems, not uptempo/spread. He built the Alabama defense to beat UF and Tebow. He loves nickel and dime packages more than Little Debbie cakes.
If your school has hired Coach Fran, yes, yes there is.
From a rational perspective it been said all this year that Texas talent is "soft". Why would Saban come here to get "soft" players? I will agree that Texas HS coaches have been emphasizing offensive systems and putting there best players on offense to feed the defense-optional Big 12.
Or maybe Texas talent isn't soft and this just SEC bravado. At any a rate were gonna start finding out here in the next few years.
Well played Reier, well played...
Alabama has enough depth at DE that it can keep fresh guys out there series to series, so I don't think you'll see the flop. If they need to sub it will be from nickel to dime, so shouldn't be a big problem.
Cam Newton was as dynamic a runner and a better passer. He beat us by throwing the ball, which is what Manziel will have to do. In the game Cam won against us, I believe he had less than 40 rushing yards. As a Texan, I have a ton of respect for A&M and this game scares me more than any other. However, we do know how to stop the mobile QB. Manziel will HAVE to be a great passer on Saturday to beat us. I've got 7 Aggie friends coming in town for the game - so I hope we can stop him or I'll never hear the end of it.
Does McCarron play on Sunday's? Where do you see him drafted?
To me, soft comes from the top. Kids respond to what the expectation is from those who coach them. It's not an option right now at Alabama.
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