Friday, October 12, 2018
Week 7 Homecoming Bama VS Mizzo
Bama put the Razorbacks away last week, but not before the Hogs scored 31 points.
Of course the fact that Bama had 65 made that a little easier to forget that the Defense of Alabama seemed lackadaisical at
times, and even confused. Of course Coach Saban didn't feel like it is not a big deal. And a lot of people
are saying that the Defense had a couple of meetings this week and that should make a difference. Coach talked about
accountability on his call in show last night. So that is obviously something that has been tossed around this week.
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Missouri will bring some challenges to Bama. Their QB Drew Lock is expected to go
high in the draft. The Tigers are averaging more than 300 passing yards per game, and above 500 total yards. If
the secondary of The Tide is anything but on task, they will get hurt. Speaking of hurt, Travon Diggs went down with
a broken foot in the game last week. That makes a secondary who lost 6 players last year to the NFL, even thinner in
depth. Surtain is expected to get much more playing time. The true freshman will surely be tested
often in this contest.
As good as the Tigers are on Offense, they are
equally as BAD on defense. They are giving up an average of 30 points per game. So that should bode well for Tua
and the Bama Offense.
HOMECOMING!!! Seldom does a song get as much publicity
as Dixie Land Delight has this week. The new AD has decided to bring the song back, however - NO CURSING. Good
luck with that. But there is a campaign that includes many of the players and Ms. Terri - to KEEP IT CLEAN. I
do believe this will make a difference in the game. The students love this so much they will stick around and the stadium
WILL NO DOUBT be rocking when Dixie Land Delight plays in the 4th.
is a 28 point favorite and I look for Bama to cover that spread. Look for the defense to play better and keep the Tigers
on their heels.
THE TIDE RIDES and I will
be missing the Homecoming Parade this year. I was really bummed to find the parade this year conflicted with something
else I have to attend. See you next year!
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Week 6 Bama VS Arkansas
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The Tide continues to ROLL and to dominate opponents. Though
everyone expected them to defeat the Rajin Cajuns, Bama seemed crisp and focused. Tua continues to
compete at a superior level going 8 for 8 with 2 TD’s. Then Jalen shines going 4 of 6 and a
TD. Defense played well going deep into the lineup giving some young folk’s valuable playing
This week, Bama takes on the Razorbacks of Arkansas
in Fayetteville. Another BRUNCH affair, 11am kick on ESPN. Though there were times in the past that Arky
was a formidable opponent, this year doesn’t seem to be one of them. The Pigs come in with one victory
and 4 losses, but last week they gave TAMU a contest. In fact the Hogs came within a Touchdown late and
were driving but threw an interception near the end.
Bama is favored
by 35 in the game that Nick Saban calls a potential “TRAP GAME.” Bama has not been tested to
this point, and it’s doubtful that the Hogs with their only win coming over Eastern Illinois will be a test either.
Look for Bama to come out with Tua blazing. The stats for Bama in the first half of games are CRAZY,
scoring a TD on their opening drive in every game thus far. Arkansas also has had trouble with their coverages
on Kicks and Punts. That alone may cost them with Waddle returning one for a TD last week.
He showed a lot of moxie on a TD return that looked hopeless at a couple of times when he made moves that left defenders
Trap Game? The Coach
Friday, September 28, 2018
Week 5 Bama vs Louisiana Lafayette
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In a rare 11 am Kick Bama continues it schedule undefeated, and
should certainly come out of this one unscathed. Last week though Bama didn't cover the spread, they did look
really good against the TAMU Aggies. On the 2nd play - Bama intercepted an errant pass due to a big rush,
and on the first play from scrimmage Tua - hit Devonta Smith with a pass and an incredible catch for a TD. Though TAMU
scored to tie the game, it didn't take long for the Tide to dispose of the Aggies by a score of 45 -23.
Bama is a 49 point (SevenTouchdown) favorite against
the Ragin Cajun's and should come close to that number. This will be a great opportunity for Bama to try to fine tune
it's running game, which doesn't look like the running game of old. Tua will likely not see any 2nd
half action. Bama's D and Secondary should also benefit by getting reps to some of the younger guys.
BAMA BIG IN THIS ONE
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Week 4 Bama VS TAMU
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I wipe the egg off my face from my thoughts last week that Ole Miss
would be able to move and score on Bama. I do however admit, after that first play - whew I thought "This
is going to be a loooong day." But after that 75 yard play, the Bama D was stingy and allowed only 58 passing yards.
So after being caught flat footed, they obviously found their groove.
This week, Bama is at home vs #22 TAMU. The odds makers have Bama a 27 point favorite. Yes, that's
right 27 points. WOW. I first heard that and went back and checked 3 different sources and confirmed that
27 is correct. This is a head scratcher. TAMU lost to #3 Clemson by two points 26-24 and Bama is favored
by 27? I have looked through all the stats, and I still am scratching my head. That said, I really hope they are
TAMU looked strong against Clemson. QB Mond,
made a lot of plays against what is rated as one of the top defenses in the nation. Their defense made several big plays
against the Clemson offense that is new in many places. TAMU out passed Clemson 416 to 290. Neither team had big
days running. With TAMU 71 and Clemson 115. So what does all that mean? To me it seems TAMU matched up really
well with the Tigers. Will they match up that well against Bama? That remains to be seen, but I don't think so.
Bama is no longer a team that is one dimensional as Tua has shown he can score quickly. The running game then opens
and poses problems for defenses. TAMU will no doubt be the best Defense Bama has faced this year. The Offense...well
Ole Miss was supposed to be the best and we see how that turned out.
I am hoping that the game VS Clemson was a game where
both teams were tentative with first game jitters. Bama will be jacked up at home and I think TAMU will be too.
I look for it to be closer than they odds makers. I hope I am wrong.
Roll Tide !
Friday, September 14, 2018
Week 3 - Bama VS Ole Mis
Bama took little time to take care of Arkansas State. But no one was
really surprised. Tua started and played very well as did Hurts. Both had good games with high ratings.
But how stiff was the competition? From watching it didn't look like there was any. Others say Arky State has
a good football team. Their highly touted QB Hansan, was 15/36. Well below his average. Bama's Defense played
well although there were times it was hard to say that. Minor breakdowns, nonetheless breakdowns. It could be
a lack of concentration from being ahead by 40.
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This week will tell more. As Bama is facing the Ole Miss "LANDSHARKS".
That just seems weird typing it. Anyway, OM has a great QB and 3 WR who are expected to go high in the NFL Draft.
OM QB Ta'amu was 23/33 with 450 yards against the Salukis and scored 76 points with 646 yards. No that is not
a typo. Now, the Ole Miss Defense gave up 629 yards of those 241 were on the ground and a total of 41 points.
I didn't see the game, but looking at the stats, the blaring difference is Southern Illinois turned the ball over 3 times
while Ole Miss didn't have any turnovers.
Now Bama...Ole Miss. Those big tall lanky Ole Miss receivers could
pose a problem with Alabama's young untested secondary. The flip side of that is can Ole Miss stop Bama's running/passing
game? It certainly makes for an interesting matchup. The game being played in Oxford should give Ole Miss some
momentum. Oh and I have to say, though the Bama so called QB battle has ended, Bama's Kicker missed two extra points
resulting in a new kicker. So hopefully this game will not depend on an extra point or a field goal.
Bama should be strong
against Ole Miss, and I expect the 2:30 game on CBS to be a good one for a while. I do think OM will break a few long
pass plays with their athletic QB and wide receivers giving them more points that Bama fans are accustomed to having scored