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If I'm gonna rip him when we struggle I'm going to credit him when we don't. He called the game so many of us wanted him to call against A&M and LSU. Ground and pound. Just took em out back and put the leather on them. I didn't think after LSU and A&M that he would be back. I was concerned he wouldn't ever stick with the running game in a tight big game. He answered that loud and clear.
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And just to add...last night we got back to our m.o. at least offensively. We ran the ball on them regardless of what they did. 8 in the box? Lol. 9 in the box? Bitch please. I cannot get over how well we ran it. Just a great day to be a tide fan.
And instead of three yards in a cloud of dust he gave us 7 yards in a cloud of dust. Lol
This is Alabama Football.
Love it. Coach Nuss' offense has accomplished some pretty amazing things this season. No time to post them all, but here are a few:
AJ record setting TD passes
Two RB"s with 1000+ yards rushing
15th in scoring offense (38.46 PPG) Bama was #20 this time last year averaging 34.85 PPG.
SEC west Champions
All of that in his first season and having to deal with some key injuries on offense. Those who want to slam Nuss need to look at the stats/facts. Very happy he's at Bama.
There were a couple of calls I wasn't crazy about, especially early, but his calling was spot on in the late 3rd and 4th quarters. Good job to close out by Nuss.
"Quit trying to make a play and do your job!"
I posted this in another thread but I'll say it again here anyway. We haven't called a steady dose of run like we did against Georgia all season, and I'm of the opinion that CNS got his hands in the play calling and trumped Coach Nuss. It was apparent coming out that Nuss wanted to throw, and then the play calling took a sudden turn for the better. Jmo
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4
I was not thrilled with his calls early. He redeemed himself. I don't think we thought we would be able to run with 9 in the box the way we did. When we realized we could it was over.
Early on you have to run different plays to see what type of success you'll have. Looks like we realized where we were going to be able to be successful.
LOL at you believing that was Nuss's doing.
Maybe...but Saban didn't just put the headset on at halftime. Lots of posters seem to think that Saban wears a headset because it's fashionable. He likely knows every play going in before it goes in and has veto power. IN addition, they no doubt meet daily and discuss the game plan, and again, Saban is the final authority. So all of these criticisms of Nuss, even going back to LSU and aTm, must also be taken as criticisms of Saban to a certain extent...a point that seems to be lost on many posters.
And LOL at you pretending like you KNOW it wasn't. I was just as frustrated with the playcalling early as anyone, but OCs are just easy scapegoats and none of us know what changes and/or conversations took place from there.
This! Some think Saban apparently has no clue what the offense is calling each play. Criticize the play caller but don't dare hold the man above him accountable. I think the offensive staff works on heir gameplan in crecy all week.
Saban even admitted after the game that our oline couldn't block them on passing downs. Other than the bomb to win the game. They had complete lock down on our passing game for the most part. If we hadn't started running heavy. We would've lost by at least 10pts. imho we wasn't gonna pass our way to victory in this one.
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I actually agree with you. Saban is the final word and he is definitely just as responsible for play calling as Nuss. However, before the SECCG I don't believe he has been too involved as far as overriding his assistant, and that's justified by his comment of "I would have ran the ball" after aTm. He also dropped a hint at the half of the Georgia game that we needed to run the ball to win, and he knew that's exactly what we were going to do imo.
DITTO! Even the motion stopped. However, I think he has done a very good job this year. With the line we have I think any jr high coach could look good too. Next year he will need to step up.
I don't disagree...you also heard Saban saying postgame that one of the most important factors that they preach to the players is "execute the plan". You would assume that goes for assistants also. Our first half play calling was based on our game plan, Nuss was probably just executing the plan. It shouldn't be surprising that Saban changed the game plan at halftime.
Sounds like we all agree it was nice to see us run the ball as well as we did.
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