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"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Honestly, have you seen Notre Dame's offense?
We'll sell out to stop the run and they'll have to throw to beat us.....and I can't see them (with a red shirt freshman qb) being effective enough to score 24 points even when we're down a little this year on defense.
There's still a big speed difference in an SEC team and a team like Notre Dame team. That's gonna be the difference in the game. Notre Dame is a physical team, but they just don't have the same type of speed......
Usually a good read, but if you follow him on Twitter or read his column then you know his ability to pick games is not his strong suit.
I agree Bamamanager 100%.
I think we"ll see more of the defense we saw the first five weeks of the season than the last 3.
Again , if the Tide shows up with it's head screwed on straight, no geez whiz what are the odds of that happening type plays, we'll beat them comfortably.
Have been very happy with Saban's preparation for his bowl games. (Utah was a perfect storm)
Yeah, I was just BSing.
I'm still pissed at Andre Smith.
Saban + over a month to prepare = Alabama win.
Elementary, my dear.
Notre Dame stat- They gave up 2 TD's in a game only 3 times and 0 TD's in 5 games. 10 total TD's against 12 opponents. They have a very good defense.
How many do you think they hold us to?
Wow.....dont know how to respond to that. I guess our D is not supposed to give up one completion, over one yard rushing and zero points for it to be successful.
If you know football and watched the LSU and A&M game then you realized what occured there. Mettenburger was in the zone throwing perfect passes that were not defendable in many cases. Still they came out with less than 20 points. Compare that to Garcia in 2010 when he was in the zone. They scored alot more than 17 against a D loaded with talent.
The tempo of A&M and Manziel doing incredible things killed us. Yet after we settled down we held them to 3 points a quarter. I promise Notre Dame will not run a hurry up offense like A&M and their qb is no where near the caliber of Manziel.
14 points is our average against good SEC teams (thats not me adding numbers up, just what i usually expect). I always expect at least two touchdowns. A team scoring 17 is not out of the question, nor 21 which is what UGA scored on our D. We should have more speed all over the field than Notre Dame. IF they have trouble running on us then its no contest. Teams will not beat us when facing third and long all game long.
But I think this game is won on offense. We have the weapons to hurt them quick. I can see us scoring quickly and getting a good lead. i cant say the same for Notre Dame. They arent going to come out and sore 21 in the first quarter. I cant wait to see our running game gashing them. Once we see that happening its game set match. But isnt it already???? I mean comon man....Pitt??? you should have gotten beat by Pitt. PITT!!! WTF. Could Pitt beat UK? I know Vandy would handle them.
If Notre Dame wins this game it will be an act of God.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
^^^ This ^^^
It has nothing to do with class, and everything to do with football IQ. If Notre Dame's hapless offense does not get shutout, they should count it as a win. Anyone who thinks that the Irish will score anywhere near 20 points in this game hasn't watched enough of either team. Recommended viewing Notre Dame vs. Boston College.
The only thing "class" has to do with this match-up is that it is a "class" mismatch. This game will rival the biggest BCS Championship Game blowouts of all time.
It's The best defense in the country by ANY objective measure. You have unrealistic expectations.
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