234-0

I expect rushing yardage drubbings like that when an SEC team plays a cupcake game, but in a conference championship meeting?  Just, damn, ‘Bama.

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  1. Spike

    I enjoyed that woodshed whuppin’ the Gators endured. I just did. Am I a bad guy for doing so? I’ll hang up and listen..

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  2. gastr1

    Saban’s run of destroying his former assistants continues. Want your program to compete with his? Better go in a completely different direction, it seems.

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    • Who would have ever thought Dabo Swinney would become the potential foil to Nick Saban? Of course, he has the IPTAY crowd out there just like Nick has his Red Elephants. He just does it differently than Nick.

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    • Calidawg

      Does make sense. You’re not going to beat him at his own game with less depth and talent.

      Thing is, Saban isn’t afraid to evolve. He let Pruitt go faster and a little smaller on defense, and he’s basically running a spread offense with a dual threat QB. Feels like our current offensive philosophy, if we even have one, is what Bama was doing a couple seasons ago.

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      • Derek

        Evolution is a must. Physicality with superior depth/talent at the LOS is the constant. Winning football isn’t about being cute. It’s about beating the guy across from you. That’s what the Malzahns and Leaches and June’s Jones of the world will always miss.

        But this Alabama team can be had. The thing that is disappointing is that the other three playoff teams will have a better shot at Alabama than any of the other 13 SEC teams.

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    • Sh3rl0ck

      The record against Alabama by those that are not former Saban assistants isn’t very good either. The winning strategy has been:
      1. Have a generally solid team that can match them physically at the LOS
      2. Have a QB that wins the Heisman Trophy
      3. Have a novel offense that Alabama has not yet played against

      This works until the second year after Saban has payed 20 Analysts to break down your offense for an entire year and your QB leaves for the NFL.

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    • 81Dog

      to paraphrase Charley McLendon, referring to his old boss, Bear Bryant, “Nick taught them everything they know, but I don’t think Nick taught them everything that HE knows.”

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  3. PTC DAWG

    Better them than us this year….

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  4. Russ

    Just think how bad it would have been if they hadn’t lost Kirby!

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    • 81Dog

      Seems like Pruitt did better with what Kirby left behind (and what Pruitt brought in) than Kirby did with what Pruitt left behind (and what Kirby brought in). I don’t mean won the SEC, etc. I mean Alabama’s D is better this year than last year, maybe than any year. Our D? Not better than last year, not even as good. Make out of that whatever you will, but the metrics say that.

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  5. Prosticutor

    In defense of Ohio State, Florida didn’t really play anybody in a conference championship either

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    Alabama Football, Inc. A Fortune 100 company.

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  7. Macallanlover

    Quick passes are all that works against Bama’s defense, Huskies may be the best chance for anyone to beat the Tide (since the Pirate was eliminated by Washington.) Still think Washington should have been moved up to 2nd or 3rd so their fans won’t have to travel across the country twice if they win the semi. 🙂 Hey, Peterson is undefeated in the Dome!

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  8. JN

    It’s times like this that I’m so thankful for forums like The Vent. If some of the more astute of that crowd had not enlightened me to the fact that Jeremy Pruitt can’t stop the run, I might think he knows a little bit about defense.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Good to see Pruitt is earning that money UGA is paying him. But one thing’s for sure, no matter how many games Pruitt wins. No matter how many championships. No matter how many great players he recruits and/or develops. The Senator will remind us he’ll never, ever be welcome in Athens for a reason that can never be devulged to the great unwashed. Personally, I heard he showed his big cucumber to Dean Wormer’s wife.

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    • The further we get from that season, the less I care about what happened. Soon it will rank up there with Jimmy Hoffa in my overall interest. Somebody had better cash that check, and soon.

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  10. Greg McGarity, YOUR athletic director

    I hope everyone is pleased with the noon kickoff. Get your Hartman Fund donations in ASAP. We’re getting a little sick of everyone waiting until the last minute.

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  11. The Catfish Cabin is awesome!

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  12. Russ

    Never been to Memphis. Might be a good excuse to go. 50 yard line seats are $80.

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