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  1. "The Saban Touch: Working for Saban often translates to gold for assistants"
  2. oracle79

    2019 Recruiting Thread

    redshirt, greyshirt I've heard of. Also the Blackshirts (Nebraska defense nickname). Blue shirt is another new made up name for me too that I haven't heard.
  3. oracle79

    Final 2019 Class Player Rankings

    Who is that McClain kid you have listed?
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    Bama GT QB Jalen Hurts Picks OU

    I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't start at OU, or at the least, doesn't finish the season as the starter. If Riley finds a way to get back to the playoffs with him, or gets him an invite to New York, the NFL should make him the highest paid coach they have.
  5. Fair enough. Maybe we snag a GT center and everyone else improves and/or plays to their potential and we'll see. I'm just very interested in how the QB battle plays out even if we don't get a GT. I'll give you if we had a Brady type in 2009 instead of noodle arm, we probably beat Bama that year.
  6. Here's more. We lose at least 3 games both those years with Brady. And Bama wasn't that strong in 2010. 10-3. Saban's lowest victory total since 2007. But, when Gus wins something of significance nationally or even the SEC with a pocket passer, I'll eat the crow.
  7. Must of been Freudian slip. JMO, you give Gus Tom Brady in either of those years and we don't make the title game. Like I said, when he proves me wrong, I'm wrong.
  8. oracle79

    Bama departures

    That is referred to as "Loser's Limp". Get beat, get dunked on, etc. pull up with an injury to explain it.
  9. Those are all great qualities for a QB, especially in an NFL or sophisticated passing scheme. I'm guessing this is an agree to disagree. Gus can be somewhat successful with a pocket passer for a year e.g. Chris Todd and Jason Stidham. He's not going to make the playoffs and be successful unless he has a QB that can make the throws in a Gus offense (screens and deep balls) and is also a threat to score with his legs from 50+ yards out e.g. Cam Newton and Nick Marshall. If he proves me wrong with Bo or Kendall, then I'm wrong. Until he does; I'm not.
  10. What kind of offense are we planning to run and what type of QB best fits that offense? Does Gus even know? How are you going to evaluate the best QB when they all have distinctly different styles, strengths and weaknesses? It just doesn't seem like we have a coherent plan as far as recruiting/signing/evaluating QB's.
  11. oracle79

    Kendall Simmons joining staff

    What has Kendall been doing since he retired from pro ball in 2009? Did find this interesting article that I didn't know about him.
  12. oracle79

    Bama GT QB Jalen Hurts Picks OU

    Good analysis and you are probably right. I was just going on his past and what it felt like from what I'd seen of him. I definitely haven't watched him in depth at Alabama. Just think he's solid and would do well with Gus' scheme.
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    Feeling better about next year

    If he's that good, he won't be here for 4 years.
  14. oracle79

    We Didn’t Finish in the Top 25

    This brings up a question I've had for awhile. Why do some of you attempt to reason or even respond to the Mighty Mouse brigade on here? I know it's a message board and discussion of different opinions, but it comes to a point where your skull has to get sore from the brick wall right?
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    Bama GT QB Jalen Hurts Picks OU

    Can't believe I'm saying this, but Gus' offense would be his best fit. He's not a passer. Could see him following Enos to Miami or returning to Texas via TCU. Don't see Holgerson or Oklahoma even considering him for their offenses. Will be interesting.