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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby Crow Terminator » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm

Anybody that has followed the 2019 Alabama season as a fan will tell you there has been a lot of things "off" this year. It started out early on with the defense not making stops, and we just kinda said "okay, its early...we have a lot of freshmen up there that are getting reps and experience. It will come together". But it never did. In fact, I would say it got worse as the season progressed. In the losses to LSU and Auburn, they gave up right at 100 yards in penalties PER game. And a lot of it boils down to this...undisciplined players.

That is something that is odd to be coming from a Saban coached team. Who or what is to blame...here are my thoughts for what that is worth. In every press conference (I watch them all) Saban has been a broken record. Heck I could tell you what he is going to say and use the same phrases and terminology that he would use to do it. "We didn't execute well, didn't get off the field on 3rd downs, didn't finish plays, didn't finish assignments, and didn't execute in the red zone when we should have". Then you add in all those penalties in critical situations...that just kept on happening. I believe as a coach, when this keeps happening over and over....that weight falls on YOUR shoulders. If there is no improvement or correction in that...then it is going to keep happening and I believe it is the coaches job to correct that. I said all season long, that when it came down to the games against better opponents, those mistakes were going to catch up to them if not corrected. And it did. I watched every game this season and I'm more than ready to hit the reset button. Regroup and go at it. I'm not a fair weather fan either...in fact I'm probably one of the few that follow the other sports too and not just football.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby TNTreeman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:47 pm

I feel your pain buddy. Im a lifelong Vol fan and have taken my share of abuse over the last decade. You and I have zero to do with a teams success or failures- nothing , just let it roll off when the pickin begins. Everything is cyclical and bammer has been on top for a long time and prob will be again soon.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby PillsburyDoughboy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:29 pm

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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby PillsburyDoughboy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:49 pm

If at anytime in ur life you ever played kickball . Please look those guys up and have them send film to Saban please . He will sign them up on the dotted line today .




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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby Gravey » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:08 pm

PillsburyDoughboy wrote:If at anytime in ur life you ever played kickball . Please look those guys up and have them send film to Saban please . He will sign them up on the dotted line today .




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Serious question but when Bama is 3 deep with 4 and 5 stars at every position how in the heck do they not have one decent kicker? I don’t think they’ve had one since Saban has been there.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby Hillbilly Hunter » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm

When you score 45 points it shouldn’t come down to a kicker to win the game. That loss was squarely on the defense.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby Crow Terminator » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:11 am

That is the Achilles heel to the Saban era of the program. It's like Bama is the kryptonite for even the highest recruited kickers. They usually have good players on special teams...especially the kick returners but for whatever reason, the kickers fall apart there. Will Reichard was the original starting kicker...he is phenomenal at punting and kicking but he got hurt early in the season and never made it back to play.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby PalsPal » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:46 am

Hillbilly Hunter wrote: That loss was squarely on the defense.


^^ THIS ^^

They rushed for 181 against Bama. They had 84 and 167 against UGA and Ole Miss.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby MintJulep » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:48 am

Alabama consistently has the least clutch kicking game in the nation and the Iron Bowl is always a dogfight. Bad combination.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby wayne » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:20 pm

Big renovation coming to Bryant-Denny this off-seasonImage

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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby PillsburyDoughboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:43 pm

wayne wrote:Big renovation coming to Bryant-Denny this off-seasonImage

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Aint that the truth. I remember Don Meredith on Monday Night Football back in the 1970's make a comment about a kicker that missed a easy extra point like 3 times in a row just chastise the crap out of a kicker saying we got kids in High School making those kicks on Friday nights and this guy can't make it in the NFL on Monday night??? He needs to be off the field. Or words to that effect.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby PillsburyDoughboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:07 pm

Hillbilly Hunter wrote:When you score 45 points it shouldn’t come down to a kicker to win the game. That loss was squarely on the defense.

I think most ALABAMA fans are in total agreement with you. We had a very young defense this year and they were just ready to play at the elite level of play.

I look forward to a year of seasoning on them.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby buckaroo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:09 pm

Welcome to the Vols world, lots of freshman
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby wayne » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 pm

Radio show said that the missed fg against Auburn was the 101st missed fg since Saban got to Alabama.

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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby Hillbilly Hunter » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:35 am

PillsburyDoughboy wrote:
Hillbilly Hunter wrote:When you score 45 points it shouldn’t come down to a kicker to win the game. That loss was squarely on the defense.

I think most ALABAMA fans are in total agreement with you. We had a very young defense this year and they were just ready to play at the elite level of play.

I look forward to a year of seasoning on them.

You are right, it is hard for a young defense to compete at SEC level.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby gator-n-buck » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:51 pm

Not when they are mostly 5 stars..... The coaching rotation of coaches has caught up with Saban. You can't get away with rotating OC and DC and still every year and drop off.
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Re: ALABAMA v auburn

Postby lungpuncher1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 am

gator-n-buck wrote:Not when they are mostly 5 stars..... The coaching rotation of coaches has caught up with Saban. You can't get away with rotating OC and DC and still every year and drop off.
The VOLS rotate the OC and DC every year also lol. Sad but true. Not looking like they will this year though, thankfully.


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