Friday, January 05, 2018
Here we are just a few days away from the national championship game in Atlanta.
As I have blogged on now for many blessed memories in the past, I am a thankful and spoiled Alabama fan.
There is so much analysis and noise around this game.... so I decided to delve into areas that others haven't mentioned:
JIM CHANEY VS NICK SABAN
Part of my research this week has been my concerns that between Kirby Smart's knowledge of Saban's defense and Jim Chaney's (UGA OC) experience with Alabama might create some scheme issues.... but Jim Chaney has nor fared well as a play caller vs a Nick Saban team.
2009- Tenn. 10 points
2010- Tenn. 10 Points
2011- Tenn. 6 points
2012- Tenn. 13 points
2013- Ark. 0 points
2014- Ark. 13 points
In saying this- I see the scheme's being even- I don't see anything changing that. MAYBE a cute wrinkle or trick play- but those don't normally win a game.
This will be a game of execution, injury, field position, and turnover differences.
Hmmm- hard to believe the over/under is currently 44.6
I know this sounds crazy, but a high scoring game means Alabama is moving the ball and that would not favor UGA.
A low scoring game favors UGA based on what I believe is a Georgia field goal kicking advantage.
THE JAY BARKER MOMENT:
An interesting storyline to me is that I believe this will be the Jalen Hurt's delivers game for Alabama.
I have written on this before, but the feeling people have about Jalen Hurts is eerily similar to complaints regarding Jay Barker. Winning isn't flashy enough.....
But in 1994 Jay Barker and the Crimson Tide hosted Georgia and Eric Zeir.
Here is the recap of that shining moment.....
Thursday, January 04, 2018
and if UCF was smart they should have scheduled that parade around those comments...
NOW THE UNNECESSARY BACKLASH......
By deciding to snub the NCAA and question the legitimacy of the organization they belong to ... they are simply contributing to an already worrisome problem in our ever divided country..
"I will get along with you as long as I agree with you... but as soon as you do something I don't agree with... I will now fight you- you are now my enemy"
And all we do is cannibalize each other in the process.
There is a fine line here... voiced dissent is OKAY..in fact, it is necessary- Scott Frost did that WITHIN the framework of the system.
To PROCLAIM YOURSELF something in direct violation to the very rules and procedures you signed up for is chaotic and ultimately results in destruction.
As UCF pays out the departing coaches 200,000 bonuses... they are leaving behind players and new coaches who, instead of being loved and adored, are now being set up for their first loss... could be as early as Sept 15.. and those banners and t-shirts will be mocked and ridiculed like no other..
And who knows if the A.D. or President will even be there... they may have already jumped to a power 5 school and wonder why all of a sudden the sky has fallen.