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I hope to hell he's right.
I hope he's right as well but Paul Finebaum is such a Alabama homer. I think A&M is going to kill Bama. They don't have the offense to match the points. It's just that simple.
"I think A&M is going to kill Bama: They don't have the offense to match the points. It's just that simple.
some aTm fans couldn't kill a wet dream right now with help. Alabama is better. It's just that simple.
...aggy def will be exposed early...aggy offense will be strong again, it's the def problems that nobody's talking about
ALA may rush for 300 yards against this aggy def
In the first half.
Finebaum is a freaking SEC bigot that is SO closed minded that even when what he is saying makes sense, it's hard to take what he has said seriously.
I like the knowledge the guy has but c'mon man!
he may be right, the A&M D definitely has question marks in the front 7.
However this is the same Paul Finebaum who said A&M would be lucky to win 5 games in the SEC.
The same guy who said A&M wouldn't just not compete, but get trounced for 5-6 years as they "adjust" to the conference's physicality.
The same Bama homer that said A&M might as well not show up in Tuscaloosa last year b/c they stood no chance.
I just want to make sure we're talking about the same Paul Finebaum who has a radio show in the state of Alabama and made all those predictions last year that proved false.
U do realize how many key offensive players atm lost right?
He also may not have realized they were about 5 yards from having more points last year when the clock ran out.
El oh el.
They barely lost last year w JM pulling rabbits out of his ass, Saban, and other SEC coaches, have seen enough to prepare for 2013. That and the loss of the tackles to the NFL, says JM hurt and out of commission for some of 2013. Sumlin will still rack up points, but it wont be enough to beat AL or come within 2 games of their 2012 win total.
Let me ask you something, did you give a shit how much time people had to prepare for VY? "Preparing" for a dual threat guy with a scheme that spreads you to the boundaries is no easy task. I don't give a damn how many years you have. Add in tempo and a home field advantage, ATM could very well blow them out. Bama wants no part of a shootout
I think that is a common misunderstanding of Bama. Looking at FEI ratings for offense. A&M finished #2 last yr. Bama finished #5. Bama finished #11 in 2011 and #3 in 2010. Bama may not put up 50 pts a game, but that is a result of limiting possessions. To give you an idea of what I am talking about lets look at pts per play last yr. A&M scored 578 pts on 1072 plays. Bama scored 542 on 898 plays. Bama actually scored more pts per play than A&M (.604 v .539). This yrs Bama squad will lose some on the OL, but they have a good QB, excellent RB, and a first rnd WR.
That guy is a complete idiot. He doesn't even know college football outside of Alabama, which is why ESPN hired him.
yep pretty much. Bama tends to score enough to win the game. Whether that's 50 or 10 doesn't really matter. Against aNm last year they were 5 yards and 4 questionable calls from pulling out the game after being down 20 points.
yes. I usually use the this example. If you score 70 pts on all 10 possessions you will win >99% of the time. If you score 42 on all 6 possessions you will win >99% of the time.If you score a td on every drive you will win games, it doesnt matter if you averaged 2 minutes a drive or 5 minutes.
It doesn't help his credibility that the average IQ of his callers on his XM show make the characters in Deliverance look like geniuses
...because ESPN is in the business of hiring complete idiots?
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
Its one of the reasons I turned it off years ago.
That is correct. Two words, Craig James.
I think these two teams are relatively comparable on O. Defense is obviously a different story, but since we're talking about offense, here's my take.
A&M loses the top LT in the nation but replaces him with a 1st team All-SEC tackle. The center leaves but is replaced by a 4* lineman. If there is any drop off on the offense of line, it is very minimal. The running backs could arguably be better this year than they were last year. The biggest question marks are, in my opinion, on the perimeter. You lose two very quality WR's but replace them with five incredible freshman.
The offense could overall be just as good if not better next year as it was last year.
WHy do people say that? A&M is not replacing Joeckle with Matthews. Last yr A&M had 2 tackles that were projected as 1st round picks. This yr they will have one. Clearly, there is a negative here. You maybe right, but I find it pretty amazing people expect a minimal drop off at a position when a 1st round player will be replaced by a greenhorn..
Look at it however you like, but having Mathews replace Luke is about the best possible scenario you could find. You then slide out your right guard to right tackle, which is his natural position, and I'd say that's a pretty solid line.
You'll have 2 first time starters, a RS FR (German Ifedi) and a true soph (Mike Matthews), and 2 returning starters that are changing positions. It's not a slam dunk that there will be no issues.
I wouldn't call it a slam dunk either. I just think it's a better scenario than some make it out to be.
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