Friday, January 05, 2018
Alabama/Georgia Things Worth Noting
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.....