Good article about the other offensive lineman - Tight End Travis McCall. Read up on it here. It talks about how effective the run is when he goes in motion and sets up behind Mike Johnson and Andre Smith. Aww yeah.
You want a recession-proof industry? Selling Crimson Tide gear. Haha. Read more about how the fans are warmed up this season.
Coach Saban's press conference helped point out that they're focusing on how to play the game of football correctly, not necessarily winning the game. It's what he's been preaching forever, and what the team is buying into. It's not winning - it's doing the things needed to win. How you tackle, where you lineup, how you block, etc. Read more here.
I'm getting confident about Saturday's game against Ole Miss. The guys all seem to be in the right mindset. They're going about it as business as usual. Nobody's overly happy - they're focused.
I said this once before this year - I think their QB is going to have trouble distinguishing the colors of the jerseys on Saturday. Snead is still young, and anytime he gets pressured, he turns into a gunslinger and tries to put the ball in places he can't. Florida didn't get very much pressure on him, but I think with the defensive schemes that Coach Saban will be bringing, he'll have to get rid of the ball quicker than he wants, which sets our defense up for a very big day. The rebels have had a ton of trouble holding onto the football...so I'd look for that to be a big part of the game on Saturday.
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I work over here at OleMiss and have a lot of exposure to the team. J. Snead has happy feet with pressure. When he roll's out of the pocket, he jumps into the air (like the ole' jump pass) and is very erratic... Vandy's D-Line pressured him and he threw 4 picks.
McCluster is the key to their success on Offense. Their D is improving, especially pass rush. We must RUN effectively. Watch out for small screen passes and "Wild Rebel" formation.
I think they will be ready! This is however a dangerous game because of their talent. We just can't have stupid penalities and turnovers...