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This post was edited by BayTider 23 months ago
God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
Remember, Alabama's "style of play" included 2,634 passing yards, 16 TD's and only 5 interception (out of 328 attempts) on the season. Although I actually do enjoy your enthusiasm from time to time for Alabama to conquer all regardless the obstacles at hand, I would never say they are "better" prepared for this situation without Sims as the back up (not today's Alabama). You said you would argue that, but in my honest opinion, you shouldn't.
With TR3 in our rear view mirrors, Lacy having the longest ongoing case of turf toe known to man (not really, just seems like it) and only a stable of "we think they cans" left over, I fully expect the leash to be removed from Mr. McCarron in 2012. Sure, we have a lot of talent that the backup will have to aid him in his transition (IF it were to happen), but just how many of those 328 pass attempts can we take away and still win? My guess is not many....and that is where the dream ends and reality begins.
This post was edited by BamaFreak1978 23 months ago
To add to this, the thing that concerns me is Saban saying we would have to alter the offense some to fit around Blake Sims. That kind of does away with the thought of us being better prepared because we are not just simply plugging another body in at QB.
Did I argue or did you? All I said is the truth.
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
So you think that he brought this up, giving a specific number, without prompting, so that he could lie to an entire room full of people that have no vested interest in what he says about the number?
I'm going to posit an alternate theory - that right now he expects them to take around 20. The evidence for this is:
1) There are only 8-9 seniors on the team
2) Saban said it.
3) See #2.
Sure, it could change. But disagreeing with something Saban JUST SAID about the a decision that he alone gets to decide makes one look like they have issues with "facts".
This post was edited by 23 months ago
Now, Blake Sims isn't our 3rd string guy. Phillip Sims transferred. I understand your poibnt but the fact remains Blake Sims isn't our 3rd best guy on the rister right now. He is 2nd.
I think Blake's true spot will really depend on his ability to bounce back from that injury, so Ely is prob the backup right now.
The thing everyone seems to be overlooking is Morris coming in this year. I know he wasn't the star recruit we all wanted last year but at 6'4" 220+ he's already got the build and coach Nuss seemed to be extremely impressed with him.
Ideally it'll be a moot point and AJ dominates this year on the road to ANOTHER title!
Whatever occurs in regard to the QB situation will not have caught the staff off guard. They cannot obviously dictate what school a kid chooses, but they can prep for multiple possible scenarios (and they have) because the Sims situation was not a shock. I heard directly from mcelwain that they were fairly certain Sims was planning on transferring in the near future, so prep for that situation has undoubtedly been ongoing for a period of time now.
Also, with the ability and expertise our staff possesses in the area of prospect evaluation, if they were in desperation mode over the QB position, don't you think they'd risk 1 scholly on the top flight group of QB's that they evaluated on film prior to them camping here this summer, especially since it was undoubtedly common knowledge to
them that several of their presumable targets in that scenario were eyeing on early commitments (and have now committed prior to our camp dates)? I think that we would have a commitment from one of them already if this scenario was indeed the case.
Now, Am I a bit anxious? No doubt; that's human nature. But am I extremely worried? No. Consider this: many of us could devise a solid plan(s) for remedying this problem now if given, for the sake of the argument, until this Sunday, if provided with adequate resources and free time. Now consider what our group of coaches, with their experience and expertise, could/are/will be doing with a time period of +\- 1 year, with limitless funds, time, resources etc and whose job is predicated on the outcome of crucial decisions identical to this one?
Did they plan to be in this situation? No. Are they capable of fixing it quickly enough to where our production at the quarterback position doesn't skip a beat? Yes, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
I get it - you are going with the lying hypothesis. That's cool.
It requires odd interpretations, twisting/ignoring facts, taking quotes out of context, and assuming that Saban spends time thinking about how to mess with you. But I've learned not to argue with people who think they are the center of a conspiracy.
I'll go with the simple version. Occam's Razor.
Are you under the influence of any types of medication?
We all said the exact same thing about gmac. In fact my most knowledgable friends said he was "horrible" after the spring game in 07. Let's chill on the qb panic fest
I never said that about GMAC and I don't know people that did either. It's not panic to admit Ely is being passed on the depth chart by a player that has played running back the last two seasons.
You are 100% correct.
So you think we can take a guy who is currently playing running back and equal the production of AJ? A guy who Saban himself said we would have to alter our offense to help make him more productive?
I think that is what he thinks. WOW!!!
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Not at all. My post was intended to address the QB situation from this recruiting class forward (since the title of the thread addresses the scholarship # issue) but I guess I failed to specify. Perhaps I didn't make my point clear enough.
I most certainly agree that, were AJ injured, we would be hindered on offense significantly (see: the Bronco offense last year with Tebow at QB for my guess as to what our offense would try to emulate schematically).
Having said that, I do believe that Alec Morris is a guy that our staff is optimistic about, and that the staff feels he could be "the guy"... but would they be willing to trust him to be the starter in, say, game 8 of this season? I don't have an answer to that & neither do they, at least definitively, prior to fall camp.
Haha, I'm with you now. I'm optimistic about AM too but like most not entirely sure what to, or even what should be, expected from him in year 1. We'll save that one for another thread though.
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