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I know its a tough away game but some people need to understand how good our team really is. I dont think they can fathom the idea of how deep we are and how talented and most importantly well coached. We dont beat ourselves. If they beat us then so beat but there chances are not as high as most people think.
Athens, Georgia, 2008: Fast, All SEC running back, PLUS All SEC quarterback. Nationally ranked opponent at their house. Loud, raucous crowd. Now ask yourself these questions:
1. Is the 2011 defense as good as 2008? While it is still a long season, I think they are better.
2. Is John Brantley in the same zip code as Matthew Stafford? Not even close.
3. Has anyone since 2008 run roughshod over a Saban defense? Not even close. One 100 yard rusher in that time and he got it in small chunks.
4. Has this team shown any inking of backing down in the face of a hostile crowd? Only data is Penn State, which was pretty loud. So far the answer is NO.
In my opinion, Bama will be "coiled and ready to strike." They shut down Rainey and Demps, hit a few intermediate passes early and proceed to impose their will on the Florida defense. I think this could easily resemble the night the lights went out in Georgia. By the beginning of the 4th quarter, the Florida players will be tired of getting hit and those little doubts will begin to creep into their head. By then it will be too late anyway. Bama 31-10
We will have a decided schematic advantage. I'm with the poster above. They haven't been hit in the mouth yet. Not only will we hit them, we swing a Mike Tyson left hook.
This post was edited by ASPL on 9/26/2011 at 1:28 PM
Florida hasn't played anyone yet.
Florida has Speed. Bama has Speed. But whos more physical? What coach taught the other coach? Whos had better recruiting classes in the last 4 years? ALA-FREAKIN-BAMA!!!!!!! The only thing Florida has in its favor is the game will be played in Gainesville. I really think our team will be more fired up over the opponents crowd more so than Floridas. This is what our team is for! Big games like this we will be ready trust me! ROLLLLLLL Tide
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