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Communication will be key because UA will show different blitz looks and it's not always about numbers. Young backs typically struggle with pickups but Gurley and Marshall look to be a good bit better than Crowell was (that's not saying a lot, though). I don't see UA blitzing a lot early in the game. Probably see if they can get there with four first. Mosley is a great space linebacker so you have to be careful about what you do in the middle of the field.
I think both offenses will probably be better off running out of three wides than two tights or two backs and a tight. Alabama's three wides is basically its base right now.
I don't think it will be a huge issue in terms of getting different personnel on and off the field as it will be recognizing formations and getting lined up correctly. That was the biggest problem against A&M. UA had the right package on the field for the most part but they didn't always get lined up. Having a wide variety of formations that utilize the same personnel can make it tough out of the hurry up.
I have only watched about 3-4 UA games this year. How elusive is Amari Cooper with the ball in his hands? I've seen him outrun guys, but I haven't seen him put the moves on someone and make them miss yet.
Clearly he's talented and putting up huge numbers for a freshman, I'm just trying to figure out where they come from.
It's been more about what he can do down the field. He's not bad after the catch; they just haven't needed him to do as much of that. He's not the physical freak Julio Jones was but he's a good bit more polished than Julio was a freshman. If the play breaks down, he's probably going deep and McCarron has done a good job of extending plays just long enough to get the ball to Cooper when that happens.
Guys, its pretty apparent that Travis has more important things to do than answer questions on the lowly Junkyard. He is a BOL mod, for crying out loud- you know he's swamped with posts he can hardly even read, much less discern. He must be swamped with Gump questions about how they're going to roll ND in the MNC. His attentions are elsewhere. Hope he's still to busy for us when he goes to the Capital One bowl and we're playing in the NC game. Sad, really. We've gotten better response from EVERY OTHER SCHOOL's beat writer, and that include's Mich St's from last year, and they're not even in our conference. He'll get around to us eventually. Don't want to inconvenience the guy. He's REALLY important.
This post was edited by WinnDawg02 20 months ago
LOL! Yeah, excuse my tardiness, I just stepped off the 18th green. Pfffffft.
In Tennessee it may be "there" but everywhere else it is "their". LOL!
HAHAHAHAHA! Touche, Mr. Reier! Good stuff.
Anyway, we all know that McCarron is a good game manager. If UGA takes away the run game, or at least limits it to 2-3 ypc, do you think that AJ can put the O on his shoulders and win the game? He had a great drive against LSU, but then wet the bed in the same situation against TAMU. In all honesty, REALLY, who would you want to have the ball with 2 minutes and the chance to win the game: McCarron or Murray?
McCarron threw for 201 yards in the fourth quarter of the A&M game so I wouldn't say he was awful down the stretch. UA had the ball at the A&M 6 and dialed up three pass plays. That didn't go over well with the fanbase. He was the offensive MVP of the biggest game in the sport last January so it's not like he hasn't come up big in big games.
Obviously, I don't follow UGA as closely, so I may not be able to recall a big game where Murray was the difference. Actually, he probably impressed me the most in UGA's loss to AU back in 2010. Showed a lot of guts in that game.
That has been Murray's best big game performance to date.
Honestly... he did have run support in that game.
So even though he played lights out, it wasn't only him.
UGA (not just Murray) needs to have the threat of run/pass to be effective.
It's why we're such a good 1st down team, offensively.
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