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Re:What I really like... Wednesday, January 08, 2014 11:19 PM (permalink)
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I won't feel good until we actually do something.  Like the hire but this is only a portion of the problem.
 
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Re:What I really like... Wednesday, January 08, 2014 11:31 PM (permalink)
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 12:30 AM (permalink)
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If we have all these other programs that are actually contenders (Bama, Auburn types) switching to the hybrid offenses.....shouldn't we be considering that as well?
 
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 12:35 AM (permalink)
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If we have all these other programs that are actually contenders (Bama, Auburn types) switching to the hybrid offenses.....shouldn't we be considering that as well?

The problem with that is that they have the ability to go out and get 5 5 star players a year and in 2 years fully turn around a offense and the current talent to not suck while doing that.
 
We on the other hand already tried that once and it damned our program for the last 6 years...... and to be fair Auburn has always run a hybrid offense since the days of Cam Newton so they kinda got thrown into it because they had the talent to. If rich rod would have had Denard in his prime and not a complete garbage defense he might still be here.. You need a super talent to be able to pull off a flawless transition.
 
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:29 PM (permalink)
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In 2011, even though UW had to replace a first-round pick at quarterback (Jake Locker), Nussmeier's offense scored 57 touchdowns and 434 points, the second-highest totals in school history (behind only the Huskies' 1991 national championship team). And in his three seasons at UW, his offenses got statistically better each year.

Under Nussmeier's guidance, Bama set records for offensive touchdowns scored (68), total points (542), total offense (6,237) and passing touchdowns (31) in the 2012 season--his first with the Crimson Tide. Despite a rebuilt offensive line, Bama ranked No. 6 in the nation this season in yards per play (7.15) and were ranked third in the nation in that stat in games against ranked opponents (7.59).


Those numbers look and sound pretty good to me. Bama scored 45, 48, 52, 45, 38, 20, 49, 28, 31 points in their last 9 games. They gave up 34pts to Auburn and 45 to Oklahoma...I don't think offense was their problem.

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I agree with Scottsdale. Alabama was a misses FG returned for a td away from possibly playing for a 3rd straight NC. And it wasn't on the offense as to why Alabama finished the season losing 2 in a row. If Saban should be panicking about anything, it should be about the state of his defense...

 

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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 2:03 PM (permalink)
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While I am glad that change is coming this guy's biggest challenge is the O-line. Even with Fat Al's questionable playcalling passing wasnt the problem. Instead of developing QB's the biggest concern IMO is O-line!!
 
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:07 PM (permalink)
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The only thing that impressed me about Al is it seemed like he really called a great game in the first half a majority of the time. I think he always drew up somewhat of a great gameplan at times, but it would only be for a half. 
 
I thought outside of the HB pass in the redzone (although Smith never should of thrown the ball) @ND in 2012, he drew up a great first half gameplan. If it wasn't for 4 INT's (that's on Denard), we could've been up 28 pts. His first half gameplan with a new starting QB and without the starting RB @OSU in 2012 was phenominal. However, he completely switched gears in the 2nd half. 
 
His play calling against ND was great this year. Also something that went unnoticed. He called a good first half against UConn. I'll pin this one on Gardner. And I'll rarely do that because of the terrible Oline, but Gardner missed a few reads in this game. We baited them and set UConn up for a couple sucker plays and Gardner missed a couple wide open receivers for touchdowns instead to pass for a dump off pass. He was a mess that game. 
 
Al also called a good first half against MSU this year. He came out throwing the ball. He needed too. Then their D kicked our ass and the rest was history. 
 
Now I'll agree he did suck more than he was good, but I'll give him credit that he usually came out firing in rivalry games. I hope Nuss isn't conservative going into rivalry games. 
 
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:43 PM (permalink)
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Did anyone hear of our future recruits have anything to say about this hiring?
 
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Re:What I really like... Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:48 PM (permalink)
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Did anyone hear of our future recruits have anything to say about this hiring?

Here is what some of the players we are offering had to say about the fire and hire
http://mgoblog.com/content/borges-out-nussmeier-recruits-react
 
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Re:What I really like... Friday, January 10, 2014 7:51 AM (permalink)
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MattyGoBlue!

And it wasn't on the offense as to why Alabama finished the season losing 2 in a row.

Against Auburn, no, not on the offense, but the Alabama offense did turn it over 5 times in the Sugar Bowl.  Pretty tough to turn the ball over that many times against a top-10 team and win the game.
 
 
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The only thing that impressed me about Al is it seemed like he really called a great game in the first half a majority of the time. I think he always drew up somewhat of a great gameplan at times, but it would only be for a half. 

I thought outside of the HB pass in the redzone (although Smith never should of thrown the ball) @ND in 2012, he drew up a great first half gameplan. If it wasn't for 4 INT's (that's on Denard), we could've been up 28 pts. His first half gameplan with a new starting QB and without the starting RB @OSU in 2012 was phenominal. However, he completely switched gears in the 2nd half. 

His play calling against ND was great this year. Also something that went unnoticed. He called a good first half against UConn. I'll pin this one on Gardner. And I'll rarely do that because of the terrible Oline, but Gardner missed a few reads in this game. We baited them and set UConn up for a couple sucker plays and Gardner missed a couple wide open receivers for touchdowns instead to pass for a dump off pass. He was a mess that game. 

Al also called a good first half against MSU this year. He came out throwing the ball. He needed too. Then their D kicked our ass and the rest was history. 

Now I'll agree he did suck more than he was good, but I'll give him credit that he usually came out firing in rivalry games. I hope Nuss isn't conservative going into rivalry games. 

Much of that is debatable.  What isn't really debatable is the paucity of development--and regression in the case of UM's QBs--from pretty much everyone on the offensive side of the ball during Al's tenure, which is on Al and his assistants.  Good gameplanning 50% of the time and no development of players is not worth $800k/year.
 
It's telling that it took this long to fire him and he still hasn't found another job.  They probably called around to see if any program needed 350 lbs. of marbled meat who thinks he was god's gift to the forward pass in order to make his exit more subtle, but AFAIK he's still unemployed.  Odd if he's the offensive genius he believes himself to be.
 
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Re:What I really like... Friday, January 10, 2014 1:18 PM (permalink)
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^^^ LMAO LMAO!!! 350LBS of marbled meat??? Hahahaa almost spit drink threw my nose when I read that.
 
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Re:What I really like... Friday, January 10, 2014 1:19 PM (permalink)
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U know he probably thinks he is a Greek god for all the lucky women too........a real ladies man.
 
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