| Alabama Sports Board|| Bama 's chances to make the NCAA - jddawg58 on 2/22/13 at 12:49 am|
I think Bama could make it to the tournament, if they can win 4 of their last 5 conferemce games. This means they win @ LSU, beat AU at home, lose @ FL, win @ Ole Miss, and beat GA at home. That will be tough to do, but I think Bama can steal Ole Miss' NCAA berth with a win at Oxford and only losin...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Bama Seniors' professional prospects - jddawg58 on 1/11/13 at 3:01 am|
Bama loses the following contributing seniors:
Quinton Dial, Kelly Johnson, Nico Johnson, Barrett Jones, Robert Lester, Jeremy Shelley, Damion Square, Carson Tinker, Chance Warmack, Jesse Williams and Michael Williams.
I believe that all these players, with the exception of Shelley and Kelly...
| SEC Rant|| What saith the Rant ? Answer these 3 Questions - jddawg58 on 1/3/13 at 6:04 pm|
What explains the outcomes in the Gator, Chicken and Sugar Bowls?
ACC >> SEC
Dabo >> Les
Big East >> SEC
Charlie Strong >> Will Muschamp
Big 10 >> SEC
Pat Fitzgerald >> Dan Merlins
I believe all 3 of these guys got outcoached....
| SEC Rant|| Ducks v Wildcats - jddawg58 on 1/3/13 at 5:17 pm|
Anybody afraid Coach Kelly is spending more time on his resume than on the game plan? I fear that has already accepted another position, and it just has not been announced yet.
He can earn his coaching stripes tonight if he can motivate his team to a win with one foot out the door....
| Alabama Sports Board|| How many recruits can Bama sign for 2013? - jddawg58 on 12/27/12 at 3:16 pm|
As far as scholarship seniors that Bama is losing , I only count 10. (Michael Williams, Jesse Williams, Chance Warmack, Carson Tinker, Damion Square, Jeremy Shelley, Robert Lester, Barrett Jones, Nico Johnson, Quinton Dial). This assumes that Tinker and Shelley were on scholarship, and I am assuming...
| Alabama Sports Board|| McElroy starting over Tebow is Karma - jddawg58 on 12/19/12 at 10:04 pm|
Greg McElroy was offered a scholarship to Alabama late (after he committed to Texas Tech) after Tebow told Shula he was going to Florida.
McElroy redshirts and sits 2 years behind JP Wilson. Tebow wins a Heisman and 2 NC while at UF.
Greg finally is starter and beats Tebow in SECCG in 2009. Gr...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Jesse Williams = Defensive MVP - jddawg58 on 12/2/12 at 1:46 pm|
Anyone who doesn't think so, just looked at how GA took apart Bama's defense when Damion Square was forced to move to NT. Jesse has more to do with Bama's rush defense than any of the other players, he keeps the LBs clean.
Geno Smith also played an excellent game. Now if Bama would just find a wa...
| SEC Rant|| Does anyone think that the SECCG will impact the NFL draft? - jddawg58 on 12/2/12 at 10:06 am|
For a GA team that is loaded with NFL talent, including having what many said were early round draft picks as Dlinemen, they sure gave up a ton of yards rushing and were dominated by Ala's Oline.
Does this result affect the draft status of GA's defensive players, or does it merely improve the sta...
| SEC Rant|| GA 's Erratic Run Defense - jddawg58 on 11/28/12 at 10:09 am|
GA has more NFL talent on the defensive side of the ball than ALA. Their LBs Jarvis Jones, Ogletree and Fr Jordan Jenkins are some of the most talented defensive players in the league.
How does GA hold FL to 75 yards rushing on 40 attempts (52 yards in losses) while allowing KY to run for 206 yar...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Cody Mandell Averages 44 Yards per punt - jddawg58 on 11/26/12 at 11:36 pm|
Cody Mandell has not punted enough times to qualify for the punting statistics but is averaging 44 yards per kick. (41 punts,1808 yards)
Obviously, this is a huge improvement over last year. He is much more consistent than last year.
Bama is 18th in the country in net punting at 39.51 yards.
| Alabama Sports Board|| Why doesn't the Bama Nickel and Dime use CBs over Safeties - jddawg58 on 11/26/12 at 10:51 pm|
Against LSU and A&M, Bama's secondary was exposed. Vinnie does a great job in run support, but he gets taken advantage of in coverage. Nick Perry has also demonstrated weakness in coverage.
It seems to me that Fulton should take the boundary corner and Milliner should play the star in the Nicke...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Bama Scholarship Seniors (9) - jddawg58 on 11/26/12 at 2:24 am|
Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack, Michael Williams, Quinton Dial, Jesse Williams, Carson Tinker, Damion Square, Robert Lester, Nico Johnson. (9)
Jeremy Shelley is also a senior.(scholarship?)
Juniors likely to leave for the draft include Eddie Lacy, C.J. Mosely, D.J. Fluker and Dee Milliner.
| More Sports Board|| Why the Computers hate FSU - jddawg58 on 11/20/12 at 9:28 pm|
FSU has beaten 1 ranked team, #12 Clemson.
They lost to an unranked team, NC St (6-5).
7 of their 10 wins have come against teams with losing records.
They have 2 wins over FCS opponents.
Two of the three opponents that they have defeated who have winning records are Duke (6-5) and Mia...
| SEC Rant|| AU Yards Allowed Per Rush Attempt 4.81 - jddawg58 on 11/19/12 at 11:40 pm|
Auburn is allowing opponents to rush for 4.81 yards per rush attempt.
Bama allows 2.31 yards per rush attempt.
Now you know why one team is 10-1 and the other is 3-8....
| SEC Rant|| Bama v Dawgs - jddawg58 on 11/18/12 at 12:17 am|
Georgia fans, you do realize that Aaron Murray is 1-10 in his career against ranked opponents. His one win came this year against a Florida team that had 6 turnovers. Why are you so optimistic (delusional) about this being a National Championship year? The Bulldogs couldn't stop TN and struggled wit...
| SEC Rant|| Why doesn't Landon Collins see the field as a safety? - jddawg58 on 11/13/12 at 8:38 pm|
Surely he is a better athlete than Vinnie Sunseri or Nick Perry. I am truly disappointed that he has not seen the field in the nickel or dime packages.
Vinnie is getting exposed trying to cover WRs. ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| How many recruits can Bama sign in 2013? - jddawg58 on 11/13/12 at 8:35 pm|
Are we limited to 25 or do we have some spots we can back count for early entrants?...
| SEC Rant|| How much of Tide's success this year is due to the player's character? - jddawg58 on 11/9/12 at 11:58 pm|
I have been extremely impressed by the leadership on this year's team. It is not the most athletically gifted team in Tide history, but it is coming close to performing at its optimal level.
Barrett Jones embodies leadership and character, and he his making our line calls at center. He is a 5th ...
| SEC Rant|| A&M has exceeded my expectations - jddawg58 on 11/9/12 at 6:28 pm|
I am not too proud to admit it. I did not expect much from A&M this year. New coach, new league, Freshman QB, and the SEC West all combined to make me skeptical that your first year would be a success.
However, I also did not foresee that ARK and AUB would undergo collapses of Biblical proportio...
| SEC Rant|| Derek Dooley apologist - jddawg58 on 11/9/12 at 12:04 am|
I realize that TN is 4-5, but their 5 losses have come against #1 ALA, #5 GA, #6 FL, #8 SC, and #21 MSU. The GA, SC and MSU games were very competitive.
What I am trying to say is that while Dooley 's tenure has been disappointing, it is not a dumpster fire like at AU or KY. His teams have gotte...
| SEC Rant|| Washington & Colorado legalize pot- Tyran Mathieu transfers - jddawg58 on 11/7/12 at 7:38 pm|
Does this give the Pac-12 a recruiting advantage?...
| SEC Rant|| Bama has three true Freshmen who have scored at least 5 TDs this year - jddawg58 on 11/6/12 at 10:51 pm|
T.J Yeldon, 8 total, 7 rushing, 1 receiving
Amari Cooper 5 receiving
Kenyan Drake 5 rushing
Pretty impressive freshman class.
Bama's future is in good hands.
Is there any other SEC team that has three true freshmen who have all scored at least 5 TDs?...
| SEC Rant|| Who has more total yards on Saturday ALA v. A&M - jddawg58 on 11/6/12 at 9:48 pm|
A&M avg 559
Bama avg 425
I think Bama goes over 500 yds and A&M gets about 400.
Bama rushes 3 and plays zone mostly. Mixes up some different coverages to keep Manziel off balance.
Would love to see Landon Collins or Mosely act as a spy.
| SEC Rant|| LSU exposed Bama's weaker secondary - jddawg58 on 11/4/12 at 6:48 pm|
LSU exposed what many had feared, this year's secondary is not nearly as good as last year's.
Surprisingly, it is because of safety play and a lack of depth at corner. Nick Perry and Vinnie Sunseri are a huge drop off from Mark Barron and Dee Milliner. Dee was the nickel CB last year, and he is ...
| SEC Rant|| Who will be the QBs the next time LSU and Bama meet in Tiger stadium? - jddawg58 on 11/4/12 at 6:01 pm|
McCannon and Mett will be gone.
Who will be playing QB the next time these two titans meet in Tiger Stadium?...
| SEC Rant|| Does Bama drop in the BCS? - jddawg58 on 11/4/12 at 12:43 am|
Before Saturday, Bama had dominated every opponent, winning by an average margin of victory of 30 points.
LSU outplayed Bama, outgained Bama, dominated time of possession and made Bama look like a very pedestrian team.
ND narrowly escaped with another overtime win over a below average team ...
| SEC Rant|| Outstanding officiating - jddawg58 on 11/4/12 at 12:17 am|
All kidding aside, I thought the officiating was outstanding in the game tonight.
It was consistent, they let the players decide the game , and every replay that I saw I agreed with 100%.
In a game as close as this one was, the officials did a great job....
| SEC Rant|| Karma- LSU can now say, we didn't lose, we beat ourselves - jddawg58 on 11/3/12 at 11:08 pm|
LSU outplayed Bama. Les played an aggressive, reckless game. Mett was outstanding. He has an NFL arm.
McCannon was awful. He was inaccurate, overthrew wide open receivers, played like a first year starter. He did lead his team to a win. He did make the plays he had to make in order to win. Mett c...
| SEC Rant|| SEC not Representing Today - jddawg58 on 11/3/12 at 2:33 pm|
If this keeps up, Alabama could win tonight and get passed in the polls. If GA shites the bed, look for a major poll shake-up.
I expect Oregon to stomp a mudhole in USC. They could be #1 on Sunday.
Come on SEC. I expect better from the best football conference in America.
Oh, and A&M would ...
| SEC Rant|| Barrett Jones C v Kevin Minter MLB - jddawg58 on 11/2/12 at 11:43 pm|
Kevin Minter has had an outstanding year, leading LSU in tackles with 75. I don't think he will be quite as productive tomorrow when he will be facing Outland trophy winner C Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack, the first G to be drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. My homeboys might just Restore Order....