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re: Travin Dural vs. Amari Cooper stats - droliver
Cooper's a thoroughbred with a lot of game film, which was exactly how he was projected out of HS. Great route runner and after the catch. Was running close to a [b]4.3[/b] forty this summer apparently. Got high 1st round pick written all over him. Dural is pretty impressive too, but a little ear...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Let's talk Lane Kiffin. - droliver
The offense was solid. Sims had a good game, but his arm strength is going to limit our down field routes....


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Alabama Sports Board
re: It was The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; A review of the game - droliver
We didn't handle the tempo well at all. Still confused on assignments. WVU bailed us out with half a dozen drops and a few overthrows on uncovered players put of the backfield. Texas A&M would have scored 50 on us tonight at the level they played at Thursday....


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Alabama Sports Board
re: This is not a championship team - droliver
We were ok. WVU is going to score a lot of points this year on a lot of teams. They were dramatically improved and we didn't handle it too well, even though our #'s aren't too bad against a spread team. I was pleasantly surprised with Sims, but he really doesn't look like he has the arm to stretc...


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re: Why is Auburn considered "Lil Bro"? - droliver
The "little brother" thing is more a of cultural or social jab at Auburn. You have the flagship professional school versus the "cow college". While oversimplifying greatly, Alabama is historically the white collar/professional school for the state. It's the same thing you see with Michigan-MSU,...


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re: LSU Season Predictions for Football - droliver
[quote]I like our chances against Bama and Ole Miss at home.[/quote] Going into the season, I'm not sure you'd make an objective prediction to favor LSU. Based on history (including recent) there's little home field advantage present for LSU over Alabama, and Alabama will be returning more ta...


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re: Which team had the script 'A' first, Ark or Bama? - droliver
This image from the 1966 Arkansas coaching staff doesn't show the script A on them [img]http://www.tn.gov/tsla/exhibits/majors/images/jm05a.jpg[/img] I couldn't find any pictures from the 1970's showing the modern script either with Ark. As has been shown pretty convincingly, Alabama was usi...


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re: LSU Season Predictions for Football - droliver
With what is known before the season: realistic view 10-2 record (+/- 1 game) with losses to some combo of Alabama, Auburn, Miss., & Florida. tied for 3rd or 4th in the Sec West (assuming 2-3 conference loses) Cotton Bowl or Orlando (assuming they're 4th or 5th pick from SEC bowl eligible ...


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re: Slive's love affair with Atlanta - droliver
Adam, So you're going to have the SEC-CG and Sugar Bowl back to back within a few weeks in New Orleans? If there was an incentive for the SEC-CG loser (the most likely SEC representative in the Sugar Bowl most years)to skip the game, you've now doubled it. From the fans perspective (and for tr...


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re: Slive's love affair with Atlanta - droliver
Atlanta is clearly the best option for the SEC-CG football home. The scale of the event really needs the transport and facility infrastructure they have. There's lots of places the basketball tourney can work. I think Nashville's a good idea that will be popular. Louisville would also be an inc...


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re: Ncaa proposed rule change for no huddle - droliver
[quote]Very very few plays by any team gets off in less than 10 seconds..... Non-issue IMO [/quote] It's not about the play itself per se, it's about neutralizing a tactic that limits player substitutions. By coming to the line, the HUNH is eliminating the ability to rotate players. Few teams are...


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re: Does Manning's legacy survive this? - droliver
This loss will keep him out of the GOAT discussion. He is a notch below the Unitas, Montana, & Brady group unless he wins another. ...


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re: Johnson, Switzer, Carroll and Saban - droliver
[quote]No one it's denying Carroll's NFL career wasn't a bust in the beginning...only that Saban tenure at Miami was also a joke. [/quote] I think you have to look at Saban's time @ Miami in context. They were 4-12 the season before he came, and 1-15 the season after. He did a fine job with a ba...


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re: Will Auburn Have a 2009 Alabama Season? - droliver
More likely Auburn has an Alabama 2010 season. Very talented team that loses some close games and leaves an ultimately disappointing feeling. That 2010 team was arguably the most talented one physically of all the Saban teams on both sides of the ball with 9 1st round NFL draft picks among the start...


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re: Declared ignorance: So many underclassmen to NFL. - droliver
The wage scale thing just doesn't make much sense to make your decision on. It really only affects the very top guys in most scenarios hitting that big contract, especially when you consider that the average career is only 2-3 seasons and won't even get to that 2nd deal. Most players except at key p...


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re: How Would You Rank SEC Programs Historically? - droliver
I think a more interesting discussion would be focusing on the modern era. I would suggest that symbolically that would be the "[b]post Bryant[/b]" era starting in the 1983 season, which is very close to the 1984 [i]NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma[/i] decision that removed...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Matt and Scott radio show - droliver
Was not a fan when they first went on, but they've definitely improved significantly. While I think the Rountable midday show is the best on WJOX, I'd listen to Matt and Scott anytime over the Finebaum's callers....


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Taking a look at why exactly the offense needs some changes - droliver
the offense was fine all year. We just were a notch down on defense against 2 good teams....


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SEC Rant
re: Would the SEC change SECCG requirements if the rules are relaxed? - droliver
I think it's the realization that the ACC may need the best match-up to ensure they get into the final 4 every year with the new selection criteria. As is, at least one of the "Power 5" conference champs is on the sideline, and there would be years the SEC might have two of the top 4. ...


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re: SEC fans- how should I be reacting to nuss to mich? - droliver
He's a 1st class OC. This is a good hire for Michigan...


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