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It can't be said any better than what he said right here... (quote from Chris' article)
Collins said that takes about year-and-half to fully get down Saban’s defensive scheme, but things started to click for him last fall “when I started to sit down and focus on what I needed to do to contribute to the team and not for myself.”
I think some of these kids who are playing safety or a CB need to learn just how detrimental their mistakes can be on any give play versus the mistakes a defensive tackle or end makes. The further your position plays back the greater the liability it carries.
I love Saban's plan of developing those safety types. For the 1st year they play special teams, understand and learn from the older players in practice, and apply what they apply what they've learned when they get a chance to play, which will probably come in garbage time. I think that's the ultimate reason why we lost out on Connor. He wanted to play as a freshmen, which probably wasn't going to happen at UA.
"Theres No Substitute for Guts"
Respectfully disagree on this point. I am pretty sure playing time had nothing to do with that particular decision.
^^^ This, right here, y'all ^^^
Yes. And what's interesting is that the opposite can be said on the offensive side of the ball...the closer you play to the interior of the line is scrimmage, the more costly a mistake is...a center, guard or tackle missing a block can destroy a play.
LOL!!! I feel ya man.
I see what you did there!
OK. I'll elaborate:
Tony Conner was told he would be given the chance to contribute as a freshman, if he signed with Alabama. He wanted to be a Tider, and planned to commit to us on Signing Day, but caved to the instate pressure in the eleventh hour. His decision really had nothing to do with early playing time, from what I understand.
We will never see a QB or DB start here as a true frosh, barring
very unusual circumstances. Under CNS, that is.
kareem jackson, dee milliner...
True but we were no where as deep on talent then.
Milliner got beat several times as a freshman as I recall. Not a knock on Dee but it was scary at times his freshman year and I don't believe he would start now as a freshman.
This post was edited by grgolson 13 months ago
And Geno Smith. He became a starter at the end of the season and started against Western Carolina and UGA.
God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
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