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After paying his dues, my son gets to finally officially cover Gator football. @alligatorSports: Football writer @Bfarrell727 breaks down DC Todd Grantham's two-pronged defensive strategy and how

There is also great optimism outside Michigan that the deal gets wrapped up soon. 

Between Notre Dame and Dabo today Jesus has to really be rethinking his corporate sponsorships......

2 minutes ago, FreeBaGeL said:

Much closer to recovering it than they have been to stopping Bama so far.  And with them kicking away from Waddle Bama has been starting near the 50 half the time anyway.

Yeah I’m in favor of the call, just ended up going about as badly as possible 

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54 minutes ago, FreeBaGeL said:

During the Florida game earlier today they mentioned that the lack of a real offseason was much harder on defenses than offenses.  I wonder how true that is because EVERYONE's defense looks awful right now.  Everyone is upset that their team is playing the worst defense in years.  Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, etc.

Watching the Florida game today it felt like the worst defense ever and I was shocked to see it had the LOWEST score of all the major games going on at the time.  UNC/VT, LSU/MIZ, and RRR were just as bad if not worse.  Now Bama/Ole Miss and FSU/ND are probably both going to break 80 pts as well.

I agree with this.  Should have expected an odd season to have some odd outcomes.  We've already witnessed a season's worth of chaos.

The RRR was 17-17 at half, but not because of good defense.  Alabama and Ole Miss score 111 in regulation.  Everyone expected that. :loco:  Has Las Vegas adjusted their O/Us?

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4 hours ago, gump said:

Last year the Bama D was the worst under Saban...healthier and more experienced this year but not looking better. It’s such a complicated system...DC Golding is struggling.

All will be well when you guys face LSU. Bama could probably send their entire two-deep to Disneyworld for that game, and just go with freshmen and walk-ons and still win by 40.

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On 10/5/2020 at 9:20 AM, jb1020 said:

So this is the Mike Leach Experience?  Man, last week was fun.  :bag:

 

Yep.  Beat teams you shouldn't; lose to teams you shouldn't

Costello vs. LSU:  36-60 623 yards 5 TD

Costello vs. KY:  36-55 242 yards 4 INT

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9 hours ago, gump said:

That box score is crazy. How did they lose, let alone by 3 TDS.

Throw 6 ints and 0 tds?  :shrug: 

The honeymoon with Leach didn't last long.

ETA:  Just watched the highlights.  It looked like Kentucky was able to get consistent pressure with 3 rushers.  On the walk-in pick 6, 2 of the 3 rushers got to the QB.  Going to be a long season if the defense can drop 8 and still get pressure with 3 rushers.

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2 hours ago, culdeus said:

Who is on short list to replace him?   

Sarcasm noted...but Golding won’t get fired mid-season anyway. And its not easy to be a DC under Saban. Don’t know who’d be next.

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3 hours ago, WDIK2 said:

Throw 6 ints and 0 tds?  :shrug: 

The honeymoon with Leach didn't last long.

ETA:  Just watched the highlights.  It looked like Kentucky was able to get consistent pressure with 3 rushers.  On the walk-in pick 6, 2 of the 3 rushers got to the QB.  Going to be a long season if the defense can drop 8 and still get pressure with 3 rushers.

That was the first time a Mike Leach coached team failed to score on offense.  Wow. 

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1 hour ago, gump said:

Sarcasm noted...but Golding won’t get fired mid-season anyway. And its not easy to be a DC under Saban. Don’t know who’d be next.

It was sarcasm but I imagine he's probably ready to retire.   And enter into the conversation for Texas' next 8 coaching searches. 

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50 minutes ago, culdeus said:

It was sarcasm but I imagine he's probably ready to retire.   And enter into the conversation for Texas' next 8 coaching searches. 

Showing no signs but if he suddenly did, Sarkisian is in a great spot to make it easy and slide in.

-5 hosting UGA this week...if the UGA O lights up this D then the chances of a Champ this year is over, as they’ll never keep the better offenses like Clemson or OSU under 50. And if that happens it’ll wear on Saban.

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On 10/11/2020 at 9:26 AM, Ramblin Wreck said:

Are we sure LSU is better than Kentucky this year?

That would be a foolish assumption at this point.  There's lots of talk about a locker room divide over the social justice stuff.  The offense looks great, but the  D is literally not even trying.  It's so comically bad that the locker room stuff looks like it may be true.  Who knows though?

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4 hours ago, psychobillies said:

That would be a foolish assumption at this point.  There's lots of talk about a locker room divide over the social justice stuff.  The offense looks great, but the  D is literally not even trying.  It's so comically bad that the locker room stuff looks like it may be true.  Who knows though?

First I've heard of this....not doubting your sources....just thought I would've heard something.  Any links at all (even speculation)?

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3 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

First I've heard of this....not doubting your sources....just thought I would've heard something.  Any links at all (even speculation)?

I don't have sources other than rampant speculation and assertions from those "in the know" on the 247 boards.  You need a sub to access though.   

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Defenses should arrive by 730pm

@SEC: FB GAME TIME CHANGE: The LSU at Florida football game Saturday in Gainesville will start at 4 pm ET/3 pm CT.  The game was originally scheduled for 3:30 ET/2:30 CT.  The game will still be televised by ESPN.

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2 hours ago, JaxBill said:

Defenses should arrive by 730pm

@SEC: FB GAME TIME CHANGE: The LSU at Florida football game Saturday in Gainesville will start at 4 pm ET/3 pm CT.  The game was originally scheduled for 3:30 ET/2:30 CT.  The game will still be televised by ESPN.

This is a diversion to keep 90,000 fans from trying to get into the swamp.  The game will actually be played at noon... On Friday.

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16 hours ago, JaxBill said:

@petitus25: #BREAKING: According to sources close to the team, 19 football players have tested positive for COVID-19. @alligatorSports @TheAlligator

@FloridaGators: Out of an abundance of caution, @GatorsFB team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon.
https://bit.ly/2IkS3VW

Does Mullen still want 90000 fans at The Swamp Saturday?

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24 minutes ago, gump said:

The biggest line jump i see is the O/U for Bama v UGA....opened at 49.5, now at 57.

What are your thoughts?  I'm not so sure Saban's defense will remain poor.  I think I'd lean under that 57 right now.

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19 hours ago, JaxBill said:

@petitus25: #BREAKING: According to sources close to the team, 19 football players have tested positive for COVID-19. @alligatorSports @TheAlligator

@FloridaGators: Out of an abundance of caution, @GatorsFB team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon.
https://bit.ly/2IkS3VW

The LSU/FL  game is tentatively rescheduled for December 12.  

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13 minutes ago, facook said:

And now Saban has Covid...

Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19. No. 2 Alabama plays No. 3 Georgia Saturday night.

Saban said he found out earlier this afternoon he was positive, and he is not experiencing any symptoms. He informed team via Zoom at 2 p.m. today. Sark will oversee preparations at the football complex while Saban works from home.

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On 10/13/2020 at 6:00 PM, JaxBill said:

@petitus25: #BREAKING: According to sources close to the team, 19 football players have tested positive for COVID-19. @alligatorSports @TheAlligator

@FloridaGators: Out of an abundance of caution, @GatorsFB team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon.
https://bit.ly/2IkS3VW

Similar to adding "in bed" at the end of every fortune cookie sentence, it's about time to replace the bolded phrase with, "Due to the reality of Covid-19". 

These public relations statements where each football program, business, or event uses that 'abundance of caution' line is non-sense... like they're doing something noble or over-the-top from a safety perspective is ridiculous.

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7 hours ago, facook said:

What are your thoughts?  I'm not so sure Saban's defense will remain poor.  I think I'd lean under that 57 right now.

The Bama Ds problem is reading and reacting...if the UGA offense stays old school, that’s a good matchup for Bama. And the Bama O needs to control the clock to keep the D off the field, with an elite OL and RB Corp...but vs an elite D. 
 

ETA: if Saban is out...who the hell knows, but it may actually help the D keep it simple.

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1 hour ago, gump said:

Urb to Texas?

They may not have the money.   $30 oil hurts.  

They extended Herman so they let him go now and his annual deal was somewhere in the 20-25 a year range depending on his terms.  And that's after paying a bunch to Strong.  

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On 10/14/2020 at 9:53 PM, WDIK2 said:

Wait, is Saban infected with Covid, or is it the other way around?

 

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  This is for sure meant to be lighthearted.  I only wish the best for coach Saban.

 

You wouldn't be wrong for wondering.

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Games are really light this week. Big12 has only one game on the calendar and it includes Kansas.

There is just one game between two ranked teams (Georgia Alabama)

North Carolina v. Florida State has probably the most interest???? after that one????  I'm trying hard to find another more interesting game, send help.

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