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If Brian Kelly sees it the same way then this is going to be a bigger blow out than last year. But, I think he's a little smarter than that and will realize what we know. That Hubbard and Dickson are quickly becoming 2 Courtney Upshaws, that AJ is a better QB than Murray ever thought about being, and that our center is one of the best OL's in the country.
I can only say to the ND is
Burn baby burn. & Go to hell tennessee
After seeing the job done by Ha-Ha and Geno I am confident that our secondary will not be as much of a concern as it has been. This time off gives Williams, and BJones, and B. Ivory time to heal. It will be great for Eddie Lacy. This time off is similar to that of the month and half before the opening game of the season.
A team takes on the persona of its coach. And Kelly is tough ol' geezer. ND will play out of their heads. I think their outside backers don't have the speed to contain us when Bama runs wide. I also think that our OL will step up their game a bit as well. I'm looking forward to the press builidng up ND's line as unstoppable,. I'm all in favor of every announcer saying their DL is the best in the nation and our OL will be lucky to contain them.
I also think their DB cannot cover our receivers, even those not with the last name of Cooper. I don't think it will be a blow-out but there is the possibility.
We'll win and cover the spread.
This post was edited by NJTide 16 months ago
Great analysis. I think that is one reason why SEC teams do so well in the BCS bowls.
They are used to seeing the kind of speed a team sees in bowl games b/c they have seen it so much.
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine
TRADITION IS THE FOUNDATION GREAT PROGRAMS ARE BUILT UPON.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
I notice they didn't say anythign about the road grading big uglies. The Bama O line will be the best unit on the field by a very wide margin.
Dude is spot-on, and I'm worried. His arguments are all based in fact, and it's just tough to argue with...
1) Bama is 1 dimentional. They only have one receiving threat. Thats a great matchup for how our D is built.
-No, Navy is 1 dimensional. You know, the team ranked #117 in passing who averages 100.3 ypg through the air... except for when they threw for 192 on you?
2) Bama's Center really struggles with big NG's. Nix will be in the backfield a lot.
-Man, does he ever. And with big-boy Nix having 2 sacks (coming against mighty Purdue and Pitt) this season, he's guaranteed to have at least double that against Bama's inferior O-Line. And if Georgia was able to keep BOTH Yeldon AND Lacy under 200 yards a piece... well, just imagine what Dame is going to do to us; Their superior rush defense only gives up 3.13 ypc, nearly a full mile better than UGA's 3.8.
3) The size and athleticism of Georgia's front would give us problems. Golic would struggle with both NG/DT's and
I know, right... UGA's front is SOOOOO much better than Bama, with their 27 sacks and 81 TFL. Bama's small, unathletic front could only manage 33 and 81.
4) Georgia has a much better pass rush than Bama
See the above stats. 27 sacks (12 from J. Jones) would be a bad matchup. Bama's 33... ND can handle.
5) Georgia runs more spread looks than Bama
And this will be a BIG key to the game. The players, coaching, execution... not so much of a factor. Look of the formation = CR1T1C4L
6) Aaron Murry is a more athletic Qb which can make more plays with his feet than McCarron.
Murray's so athletic, he's only taken 80 sacks in 1098 passing attempts in his career (1 per 13.8 att). AJ McStonefeet has gone down 37 times in 662 attempts (1 per 17.9). I'll give Murray credit for this, though... his nimble legs carried him to -71 yards rushing, way better than AJs -5.
7) Saban's 3-0 record in the NC has nothing to do with this season and these teams.
Nothing at all, and neither does the 5 weeks to prepare. Just because you win, and win, and win, doesn't mean anything about the future. It's why everyone always assumed Tiger would miss the cut each week back in the mid-2000s... 'cause those previous tournaments had NOTHING to do with the next one.
8) Bama is slower on D than UGA and struggle containing mobile QB's. (Robinson isn't a QB. He's a RB no matter what anyone says)
(Other than that Murray guy... kid can fly). For real, though... that hack DRob's 9/9 TD/Int ratio, 54% completion percentage, and 8.0 YPA just pale in comparison to Golson's amazing 11/5, 59%, and 7.6. Want more proof that DRob is jsut a RB, he rushed for 850 more yards this season that Golson... obviously EG is the more mobile QB ('cause DR just a RB)
When fans have to find reasons on why their team would win it spells one thing: They have a lot of concern that it won't happen....
Wow, like how you debunked literally every thing with good evidence. Enjoyed that post. It confirms numerically what my eye test has already determined +1
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