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Him and Dabo. Anything bad that happens to a guy named Dabo is a good thing.
Dabo is too goofy to hate. I actually like him a lot. He doesn't take himself too seriously, which is a nice contrast to guys like Saban, Meyer, and Fisher.

Saban cans Kiffin and installs Sark as OC for natty. Bold strategy Cotton.
In my opinion, Kiffin did more for Alabama than he gets credit for. That interview with him was interesting. They finally changed to dual-threat quarterbacks and have been throwing the ball a lot more. Compare the stats of Julio Jones vs. Amari Cooper vs. Calvin Ridley.

It will be interesting to see if Kiffin goes off the rails again at FAU without Mr. Sunshine Saban to keep him in check.
 

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Dabo is too goofy to hate. I actually like him a lot. He doesn't take himself too seriously, which is a nice contrast to guys like Saban, Meyer, and Fisher.



In my opinion, Kiffin did more for Alabama than he gets credit for. That interview with him was interesting. They finally changed to dual-threat quarterbacks and have been throwing the ball a lot more. Compare the stats of Julio Jones vs. Amari Cooper vs. Calvin Ridley.

It will be interesting to see if Kiffin goes off the rails again at FAU without Mr. Sunshine Saban to keep him in check.
I agree, Dabo is too fun to hate.

I think Kiffin gets appropriate credit. Everyone knows what he did to improve the offense, but it's important to note that Saban is the one who had to convince Kiffin to incorporate the spread concepts and a dual threat QB, Kiffin was a dyed in the wool pro style guy. Kiffin's strengths are gameplanning and play design. He is probably the best at play design I have ever seen tbh, he excels at getting matchups like nobody I know of, pro or college. He is meticulous about being a tendency breaker as well, which is a very NFL thing. He gets too much credit as a QB guru though, Sark is much, much better at actually coaching QBs. Kiffin makes his QB's good by getting his playmakers wide open and giving extremely simple reads, whereas Sark will actually work on the QB mechanics. Sark is also the better in game playcaller. The two of them together would be the greatest OC ever really in the way they complement each other.

I don't expect a lot of offensive change in this game obviously, but going forward, I would look for a more vertical passing game, with more outs and slants too, plus RB circle routes and the like. If you watched USC's offense last night, that is almost a carbon copy of how Sark would call a game.

Badass game too btw, fuck Pedo St.
 

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anybody watching the championship game? Bill Walton is KILLING dressed up in the american flag Abe Lincoln costume.


 

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Games are too damn long. Fell asleep before halftime. Glad Clemson won because ACC or something like that.
Me too, and my team was playing.

I know this sounds shitty, but I am honestly mildly irritated at most that Bama lost. I just can't get but so worked up over it. My biggest peeve is seeing that kook Boulware win.
 

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I read somewhere that his dad died at 52 driving home from coaching a game. Honestly, I'd retire tomorrow if I could.
A lot of people say that but the reality is a lot different than what people usually visualize. The usual line is "oh i could totally keep busy" or in other words not being retired. You can have an esoteric debate about what the meaning of retirement is I suppose but if you are doing some specific job or activity regularly you aren't retired.
 

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A lot of people say that but the reality is a lot different than what people usually visualize. The usual line is "oh i could totally keep busy" or in other words not being retired. You can have an esoteric debate about what the meaning of retirement is I suppose but if you are doing some specific job or activity regularly you aren't retired.
I define being retired as no longer having to work to support yourself. Sure, I'd keep busy writing and doing nature stuff, but I wouldn't be anywhere near my current field.
 

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I define being retired as no longer having to work to support yourself. Sure, I'd keep busy writing and doing nature stuff, but I wouldn't be anywhere near my current field.
By that definition I've been retired for years, but there is no way you are going to convince me that working 60-70 hours a week and dealing with the ultra stress levels of running a site company is "retired".

Practically everyone I know that retired either bitches incessantly about it or died.
 

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very interesting tidbit i just read - the president of the school is John Vitter, brother to US senator David Vitter, who also happened to be banging hookers. i also don't believe in coincidences.
nope. USC dean of medicine also banging hookers
 

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Btw I'll be actively rooting against Miami this year. If you want me to jump on your team's bandwagon I'm taking applications.
 

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prince nez Journeyman Lord Buckley formby
I still snigger when I hear Americans say "I'm rooting for..." and - the perennial favourite "fanny bag" or "fanny pack"
I think you'd find even more enjoyment in another Americanism of rooting, taking big 4 wheel drives through deep wet holes. More synonymous with you idiom than cheering for a sports team anyway.
 

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He definitely doesn't suck. Whether he becomes a real passer remains to be seen however.

Sorry about y'alls QB man, I like Francios. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.
He's a great running back. And a shitty passer.

Frenchy's a tough bastard. I have my reservations about a quarterback with a neck tattoo, but he's a step above EJ Manuel or Chris Rix.
 

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He only completed passes to one wide receiver.
Four players caught passes at all (one of them Hurts himself).

I get that a lot of it is gameplanning, and he was playing against a really good (hopefully) defense, but he's not a good passer. One dime thrown under no pressure does not a Jay Barker make.
 

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He only completed passes to one wide receiver.
Four players caught passes at all (one of them Hurts himself).

I get that a lot of it is gameplanning, and he was playing against a really good (hopefully) defense, but he's not a good passer. One dime thrown under no pressure does not a Jay Barker make.
Jay Barker sucked
 
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