CHAMPS XVIII

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  1. Spike 80DF

    Spike 80DF Too Much Bama In Me
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    Buff Tua is best Tua

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  2. Tiffin

    Tiffin GOATs
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    He been working out his bones?
     
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  3. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    I think he's the best and it isn't particularly close
     
  4. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Esteemed Internet friend
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    I think spikes been working out his bone to that pic
     
  5. Z

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    He was never out of coverage. When he gave up a play, it was almost always where he was covering the receiver like a glove but inexplicably forgot he had arms to defend with.
     
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  6. Drown ‘Em

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  7. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    I never felt like I forgot Marlon or milliner existed at all. We were playing 10 on 10 without the best receiver on the other team all season.
     
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  8. Z

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    Really his whole career.

    1 bad game in 3 years (Lamb roasted him as a true freshman).
     
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  9. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    I don't have any hard stats to back it up but I think he was the most dominant cover corner we've had in the Saban era, maybe ever.
     
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  10. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Totally Exonerated, No Wrongdoing
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    Surtain was really the saving grace of that 2018 class. He goes to LSU and last season looks a lot different.
     
  11. Drown ‘Em

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  12. Tommy Callahan

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    Hopefully Stan is inside the building when they blow it up
     
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  13. Joey Freshwater

    Joey Freshwater Slingin The Pipe Since 75
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    Eric Bossi posted this on Bamaonline about Bediako.

    “From the sounds of it, looking like a Mid March decision. As far as I can tell, Alabama is still the team to beat but others are working hard. Nothing major revealed here, just wanted to pass along.”

    Someone commented and said “I thought we were out of it” and he said he never heard that and he will check in but he’d be shocked if he had bad info. That it was Bama at the head and others trying to make a charge late.
     
  14. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Very strange.
     
  15. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    In a stunning turn of events, the guys on rivals that cover our bball recruiting were wrong
     
  16. Odin

    Odin social distancing since 1990
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    it would be just as stunning for the guys on bol to be right
     
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  17. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Andrew Slater always had the best information. No idea what he's going now.
     
  18. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    Is he the stockrisers guy?

    You have to pay for that info now.
     
  19. Z

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    I have no idea. He used to be on 247.
     
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  20. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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  21. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Totally Exonerated, No Wrongdoing
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    RT: The most insane thing about Najee and Smitty coming back is that Junior year, Najee had 1500 total yards and 20 TDs and Smitty had 1250 yards and 14 TDs. Those numbers at any other program make them sure fire first rounders and honestly should have, especially given the competition they faced from not only our conference but also from other stars on our team that they competed for touches with.
     
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  22. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    True or false: We just witnessed the most prolific offense we will ever see from Alabama football. I.e. for as long as you live , you will never see another Alabama offense outpace the 2020 offense.
     
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  23. bamasam09

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    Correct.
     
  24. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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  25. gus_chiggins

    gus_chiggins This carpet is overdue for a good moppin
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    Kinda forgot about Menzie

     
  26. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Menzie is on one end of the transfer DB spectrum, Savion Smith is on the other.
     
  27. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    I forgot about the houndstooth ribbon
     
  28. junior5

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    gross
     
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  29. Clown Baby

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    Here’s to hoping Ronald Williams and Kyree Jackson are more Menzie than Saivion!
     
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  30. JohnLocke

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    Belue is in the middle of the spectrum between Saivion and Menzie
     
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  31. RJF-GUMP

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    forgot about him. His speed was much heralded.
     
  32. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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  33. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    This must be so fun for Rhea and Ballou to walk in and have the best football athletes in the world to work with.
     
  34. Odin

    Odin social distancing since 1990
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    must be so fun for the athletes being able to work with people who arent still living in 2008
     
  35. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    Bama printer go BRRRRRRRR
     
  36. Deuce

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    Probably Ole Miss or Florida

    Hopefully Georgia or Vandy
     
  37. Joey Freshwater

    Joey Freshwater Slingin The Pipe Since 75
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    would love another UGA game.
     
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  38. Jake Barnes

    Jake Barnes Team Mac OG
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    What’s amazing is that last year’s offense had a higher YPP. Still some elements of what-if in regards to what that group would have been if Tua is 100% all year.

    In terms of efficiency though, I think this year tops even that group. Never felt more certain that we would score than this year.
     
  39. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Mac was just a better college QB than Tua. Offensive line was better this year too.
     
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  40. Clown Baby

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    Thinking about all the elite pass rushers we’ve had over the last 14 years and Bill Anderson might not be the best (yet), but he’s the first to make an immediate impact. I can’t even begin to imagine what his next two seasons are gonna be like with full springs
     
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  41. LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton Knee deep in a dynasty, ROLL TIDE!
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    change nothing! Thanks for posting my 2nd favorite Bama hooper too!
     
  42. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    We will get yardage/TDs out of Bryce Young in 2021 similar to that of _________ in past seasons.

    Options:
    Mac Jones
    Tua
    Jalen Hurts
    Coker
    Blake Sims
    AJ
    McElroy
    JPW
     
  43. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Also which style of play will Bryce Young be most similar too compared to past Saban QBs. I'm going to go with Tua. Although I don't think he'll be as reckless as Tua. The comparison is they both have escapability/mobility to evade pressure and extend plays. Frame wise, the best comparison is probably Blake Sims. But Blake Sims was way faster than Bryce. Arm talent wise, I have no clue.
     
    #63243 RJF-GUMP, Feb 23, 2021
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  44. Tiffin

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    I only watched one of Bryce's high school games but he reminded me of Tua in that he was always looking for the big play deep if he held on to the ball more than a couple seconds. Not sure that's a fair comparison since it was 2 years ago now and he isn't playing with high school athletes anymore.
     
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  45. Jake Barnes

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    The two biggest “issues” I saw with Bryce last year were size and speed of the game.

    Time and experience should solve both, though there will be some element of luck involved in regards to his height; if he doesn’t hit a late Scottie Pippen growth spurt, he’ll never be six feet tall.
     
  46. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    Probably 1.5 Hurts
     
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  47. Clown Baby

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    Yeah, you could tell that the speed of the game was an issue on those 22 attempts he had
     
  48. Clown Baby

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    This play tells me all I need to know. He eluded the free rusher, moves outside the pocket and gives himself the chance to run or throw. But it’s third and goal and he recognizes #5 will probably keep him out of the end zone so he throws a strike to Smitty who has his man beat and the other guy close by is trailing Billingsley and wouldn’t have enough time to reverse momentum and make a pick.

     
  49. Snakes

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    I would say Hurts is probably the floor for Bryce this year. I think he will show flashes like the play Clown just posted that just blows everybody away. But then we will see some mistakes as well. Even at his best (at Bama), Jalen was a lot more risk averse than what we need out of Bryce. By the end of the year I think we will see a Tua esque player. The key is not having any slip ups early in the year when the offensive line is figuring out their shit as well as Bryce.
     
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  50. Snakes

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    also we are just going to be so fucking talented on both sides, it's hard to imagine anyone in the SEC touching us. So many of our rivals are a mess.