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Posted to soon.
go and Brick, my pleasure, thanks for contributing.
Well, at the end of the day, I can't prove it any more than you can disprove it.
Then screw it and let's go get steaks and beer.
BOBBY HART IS BETTER THAN CHANCE WARMACK!!!!!!
ready each week? 2nd half of gt, 2nd half NCSU, 1st half of USF, vt etc. Actually we could say they were never ready for 4 quarters of play anywhere away from Tallahassee.
Agree with your assessment of Watson in the NIU game. That game should have convinced him he needs to stay another year.
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And strippers. Don't forget strippers
Come to Texas. Plenty around that with a few drinks will do it for free.
Texas sounds wonderful!
27, you don't think the second halves against NC State and GT had to do more with adjustments by the other team and lack of adjustments to their adjustments, by us? And USF was sky high to play us and had a good scheme and extended a few drives with some horrible calls or no calls to keep it close. And if the QB executed a few plays in all three games, we win going away.
Most college games have an ebb and flow to them, that is what makes them great. They are young men and teams gain momentum and make runs.
btw, you don't think ND fans were complaining after the sleepy Purdue, BYU and Pitt games?
And I think they are playing for it all Monday, with a decent chance of winning.
He's still talking execution and results. The effort was there.
Yes, texas is great. beer and cuts of steer, next to women with boobs we hold dear.
Texas, if you had a beaches like the ones in Florida, I'd be renting a UHaul as I type.
He means these.
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Greek, you take the blondes, I'll take the brunettes ;)
I believe we were ready to play each week. Heck, on offense we only punted on either two or three of our opening drives. I want to say two.
Well, they also smoked Oklahoma at Norman. Had they lost that game, they'd probably be more concerned with squeeking by the teams you listed.
Also, compare how they handled Miami with how FSU looked.
I think was a complete lack of intensity on the offense both 2nd halves of NCSU and GT.I think you are discounting how AWFUL those defenses are. I was not kidding when I put Gt and NIU in the same class. The offense did not show up at at all USF. 23 points against that defense? really? Yes, EJ was probolably 10% on his presnap reads at VT. However, the ol looked bad the whole game despite that fact.
We did not lose NC ST primarily because of the ol. We lost because of Jimbo's poor and schizophrenic playcalling and decision making in the 2nd half. GT was close primarily because ej had a very bad half of football.
However, i was referring to the team as a whole. When you do not roll up crap teams then you are not ready to play. We never rolled up the crap teams we played (and there were many) on the road except for the team that had its 6th string qb playing.
This is where you and I differ: this team had no ,yes no killer instinct on the road this year. none. It is a HUGE issue Jimbo needs to address because the problem is with him. There is something in his process regarding away games that makes this team too tight. I suspect I know what it is by looking at his gameday demeanor (as I suspect most of you know as well) that makes this team too tight so as to be unprepared.
As to teams being sky high, they come to earth by the start of the 2nd quarter. Gt was not sky high. NcSt was not sky high. we did not play a very good 1st half of offense at NC St. it was OK. A very good 1st and it would have been 31-0.
Most of these crap teams are waiting to see if they have no shot. With a killer instinct you stomp on their necks in the 2nd quarter and by the 4th all your backups are in the game.
Again, this falls on Jimbo's head.
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Aren't you a little too "older" for these pics.
Let me ask my advisor.
Hugh Hefner says no.
aiv, we had our moments too. Clemson? If Dorsett catches not one, but two TD's on the first drive instead of dropping both and they get a bad personal foul call when their defender was blocked into the punter and that game is entirely different. Miami is also extremely familiar with us. For example, UConn girls basketball goes to Stanford and beats the #1 team in the nation by 30, but then loses to a good ND team. Familiarity.
27, the playing field is much more even now. This isn't Bear Bryant days of unlimited schollies or just 4-5 teams playing on TV. So you are going to have some squeakers against teams that know what you do like the back of their hand. Go look at every team in the country and you'll find they had one or two Mulligans. ND, for example, was fortunate to get a horrible pass interference call on fourth down that allowed them to get back in the game against Pitt in the fourth quarter and a non TD OT call against Stanford. Florida, had to block a punt against a team not as good as NIU at home to win late in the year. And Bama was outplayed by LSU(a team that Clemson beat) but escaped with a win.
a close call in isolation is not a big deal. On the road, all we had were teams that stayed in games with us.
Other good teams in 2012 rolled up crap teams on the road. We did not.
It is not a lack of preparation from an x's and o's standpoint. It is a lack of mental preparation. I am sure the team psychologist can identify the issue. Again, I think the issue is the team takes on the mindset of the hc on the road.
You mentioned Bear Bryant. Was Bama in nailbiters every game on the road this year? I missed the nailbiter with Michigan. or tennessee or ... you get the point.
One team is mentally prepared to play on the road (Bama) and one is not (us)
Look at Saban's demeanor in the LSU game and Jimbo's in the NC ST game and you have your answer as to the problem.
The defense was always prepared to play. However, offense and special teams are another matter.
We can agree to disagree about this issue.
A friend of mine who is a uga said to me after the NC S game, "it does not appear that Jimbo is emotionally ready to be hc." After the uVA game in 2011 i shared the same assessment. At the end of year 2 our hc was not ready to be hc.
I also understand why someone would lump Jimbo and muschamp in that category even after this year. So in the middle of year 3 a good argument can be made that Jimbo is still not emotionally ready to be hc.
FWIW, getting a real oc will help but we are all assuming it will help Jimbo as an hc. That is nothing more than an assumption at this point.
FWIW, i think we all looked passed some warning signs in 2010 because we were all so happy the we were no longer hostage to Bobby and the program showed improvement.
In the end, i think you are giving our opponents' abilities way too much credit.
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