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Here is everything that Alabama head coach Nick Saban said at his Monday press conference about LSU and the upcoming game this Saturday:



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Nick is full of shite. He is pumping sunshine to the opposing team as he does every game. Hell he would say Kansas is the best team bama has played just to keep his team from not preparing before the game.
Reply48 months
He said that so he can give them “Hope” because they gonna need prayers later.
Reply48 months
Rat poison or fake news
Reply48 months
This is why Canada is paid the big bucks, he needs to do his best job of the year in this game. Let it loose, the problem is our QB. You can see a huge difference in the way Myles B runs the offense and the way Danny does. It's just a faster more efficient offense with Myles in bc he understands what the offense is trying to do and has the physical ability to get it done. What he doesn't have is the experience to go with it which sucks but is what it is. Danny will have to play the game of his life in this game, and our WRs will have to step up big, as will the OL. If all that happens and Canada is willing to change up our tendencies, LSU will have a decent game. If we play not to lose then we might get run out the stadium. I'm honestly excited to see what a great QB can do in this offense though. LSU can beat bama with these schemes, we simply need to upgrade the personell across the roster's 2 deep. We do that and we'll start beating bama again.
Reply48 months
Whether it's a dynamic passer or dynamic runner (MB or LN) I think Canada offense can be very tough to defend. I also believe our oline is gonna be very good the next few years
48 months
Saban is just talking out his ass. Same bull shite every week. I promise you he takes these shits seriously.
Reply48 months
Better than just lining up in the I- formation and waiting for the entire Bama defense to be in our backfield when the RB gets the ball. At least they will have to play honest this time. Play action on first downs. Swing passes to the RB’s. And 3rd down passes to the TE are all very effective at slowing down the pass rush, provided the QB gets rid of the ball quickly. Mix in jet sweeps with the running game and, Bam! Take a deep shot to Chark or Gage! A punt or kickoff return would be nice as well! Piece of cake!
Reply48 months
Canada is really banking on 18-22 yr old kids making mistakes. We did the same thing at Boise under Petersen. Nothing we did was very complicated but we "formation'd" people to death and often times the pre-snap shifts were enough to get 1-2 players confused on D, opening up someone to run free.
Reply48 months
Yeah the shifting is simply there to force the defense to quickly adjust assignments prior to the snap and keep defenders "honest." You can't ignore the jet sweep action and keep an extra defender in the box or they'll hand it off, but you also can't always blitz into the jet sweep because LSU will gain an advantage between the tackles. You can't always roll a safety toward the jet sweep action or you may expose one of your corners to LSU to go over the top. So Saban is right in the sense that if you establish coverage/assignments, all of the motioning doesn't really have an effect on your call. If your players are as well coached and talented as Bama's, then I could see why he'd call it eye candy. But of course Saban understands its purpose and will make sure his players are adjusting pre-snap as needed to prevent those personnel advantages Canada is trying to create.
Reply48 months
Agree with UGA tiger. You can not just not react to it. Because the moment you don't then probably built in is to take advantage of not adjusting. Eye candy or not- there is a reason he does it. I like the offense.
Reply48 months
No one ever accused Saban of giving the other team any bulletin board material.
Reply48 months
Rat Poison
Reply48 months
Nick Saban called Matt Canada's pre-snap shifts "eye candy." Totally agree... it's shifting for the sake of shifting 90% of the time. Defenses just learn not to react to it and not to show their hand
Reply48 months
He fakes to the left no he fakes to the right no he thinks about faking
48 months
Defenses can't just "not react" to LSU's shifts. That's how you get outflanked or put yourself in a mismatch situation.
48 months
Disagree, if you think it's shifting just for the sake of doing so without purpose then you have it all wrong. Some of it is to set up a future play as well.
48 months
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