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Per Times Daily article.
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban said Texas A&M’s offense will use what he calls a “hard count” before snapping the ball at the line of scrimmage Saturday when the Aggies visit Bryant-Denny Stadium.
It’s done to trick the defense into moving forward early before the ball is snapped.
“They’ve gotten the other team to jump offsides an average of at least four times a game,” Saban said Thursday night on his weekly radio show. “One time (when Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was) at Houston, they had a team jump offside 11 times in a game.”
But Saban said that’s not the only part of the trick. He added that the Aggies do something the Cincinnati Bengals did under former coach Sam Wyche: the receivers take off downfield.
“They throw the flag, the defensive players stop, and everybody takes off,” he said. “Free play. And they throw it up. Three or four times a game.”
Saban’s solution? It’s part of his weekly assignment for the Tide fans who come to the game. He wants the fans to scream and yell loudly when the Aggies line up in their no-huddle offense.
“These guys have to be able to communicate in some kind of way,” he said. “They can use hand signals. We can make it difficult for them to do those kind of things that can affect our defense, and we can create a lot of passion and enthusiasm with our players with the atmosphere in the stadium.”
Folks asking about pics so 1. Near Skagway AK 2. Ketchikan AK 3. Space Needle in Seattle. This summer was a great trip.
I expect the kitchen sink from AtM in this game.
I wonder if he ever had to ask LSU fans to be loud?
Sounds like the students will need to be there after the second quarter.
If you're going to the game, please, in the name of all that's Holy, make some noise!
Maybe not but I would think that Alabama has a higher percent of older folks that are season ticket holders. I am not saying that all of them do not yell like I do because I have seen it. I am saying that there are a percentage of people that have the mindset that Coach Stallings has that the crowd should not cause problems for the players. When I heard Coach Stallings say that on a radio program earlier this year it blew my mind. It also made since as to why BDS is not as loud as it should be. Another 10 years and I think we will be loud as any stadium in the nation but until then we have to be told. I wouldn't think LSU does not have as many older school season ticket holders as Alabama. Just my theory.
But they've got to leave so they can study. . That endzone better stay full throughout, donors can have more seats before its all over with if they keep pulling stunts like they have this year.
There it is, hating on the students again. The students account for 20% of the crowd and 90% of the noise. If it wasn't for the students everyone loves to hate on, BDS would sound like a polite gathering of nuns and librarians. Give it a rest.
90% of the noise figure sounds a little high.
No...I'm at least 20% of the noise...
Before we start this into a whole students don't care thing, Mrs. Saban has sent an email to people that matter and the message has been sent down to the Greeks and everyone else. They will be taking pictures of the student section in the 4th quarter. If the block seating is empty the organization loses the block for the rest of the year. There will also be penalties for the upper deck being empty. So quit the BS and let the people handle it.
On my way from Texas Coach we will make it loud Roll Tide Roll
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Pretty sad he even has to ask. One can only imagine what BDS "could" be in terms of mass volume if we didn't have so many sitting as if they were at home propped up in the recliner.
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
Please make a lot of noise tomorrow !
I will be making a lot of noise Saturday! I will do my best to get my section up like I always do. I've even had people ask me to sit down. I don't understand why you would sit down inside a football stadium while a game, involving your team, is being played. I wish BOL could have its own section. We would rock that place! Roll Tide!
Probably the students' fault...
why is alabama not louder? is it a lack of support during the game? is the stadium not set up to be loud?
Nope, they were out partying.
I could be totally wrong, but I do believe it has to do with the stadium somewhat, and I've always said that. I grew up going to games when they were split between Bryant-Denny and Legion Field, and Legion Field was so much louder. It seems like Bryant-Denny is laid out more flat than steep or something. I'm not an engineer, though, so I don't know...just an observation.
I will be doing my part! I hope we blow the lid off the place tomorrow afternoon.
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