I did just that over at SB Nation. Examining all the winning calls that brought down Alabama just brings into clearer picture how the key to beating the Tide is being able to throw the ball at a high level. Like last year, the Tide trying to be cautious with their pass-rush to allow them … [Read more…]
I can honestly say I saw that coming. I reviewed what we’d learned from last year’s matchup between these two teams and I did a big stat/unit breakdown on Football Outsiders where I boiled things down to: There are three elite units in this game, two of them are Clemson’s (their O and D). Alabama’s offense … [Read more…]
My big preview of Alabama vs Clemson, round II is up at SB Nation. I found myself talking myself into the Tigers in this one.
Read about it at Football Study Hall! The biggest factor was undoubtedly that Clelin Ferrell dominated the Ohio State OL and they were awful at LG after Michael Jordan went down. He had four tackles, three behind the line of scrimmage and one on a sack, but he was involved in a few other instances … [Read more…]
On one hand it’s rather disappointing that neither Washington nor Ohio State were able to provide Clemson or Alabama with enough of a challenge to give us a good game. On the other hand, I was exhausted from traveling with an 18-month old anyways so I can’t complain that I was able to fall asleep … [Read more…]
If Washington can’t stop the QB-read run game for Alabama, this game won’t be much fun to watch. Check out my preview on how that will go down over at SB Nation.
These playoffs are pretty intriguing and I’m looking forward to taking them in much more than a year ago when the Bama-Michigan State game was foolishly broadcast on New Year’s Eve when we were all trying to party. Alabama vs Washington might be similarly lopsided, but at least the timing will be better. More on … [Read more…]