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    Alabama Will Beat Clemson

    14-4 last 19 after going 2-0 this weekend with a push in Ohio State game.

    I like Alabama at -1. Most people will look at the Clemson-Miami game and Alabama loss to Auburn, and think Clemson is the better team, but Alabama had huge injuries at the linebacker position, and Miller, Lewis, and Wilson should be much better with a month to rest and prepare then they were in their first game back against Auburn. Alabama got a lot of key players back for the Auburn game, but most of these players missed 2 months or more before this game, and with a month to practice and rest they should be much better.

    Bryant has not been tested. Miami was an overrated team with 1 good win, they beat a Notre Dame team that couldn't throw the ball. The ACC was not impressive after NC State, Clemson, and Miami, and the only game when Bryant was forced to pass without a running game was against Auburn, and he struggled. Clemson will have to throw against Alabama - and this is Alabama's best secondary in year. Clemson is solid defensively but Clemson's pass defense can be exposed with NC State throwing for 300 yards on them.

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    Bama looks too easy

    Itís a 10,000 type wager

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    Bama loses by 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Bama looks too easy

    It’s a 10,000 type wager
    Holding out for a possible tremendous play series type ticket ?

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    Bama cant run, Scarborough not really healthy all year and we know they cant throw. Bama might look like they dont belong in playoffs like OSU did last year in first round.

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    Georgia Alabama in the title game

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Bama cant run, Scarborough not really healthy all year and we know they cant throw. Bama might look like they dont belong in playoffs like OSU did last year in first round.
    Scarborough shouldn't even be running except when when Damien Harris needs a breather .
    That's the entire issue , Harris is way better than shitty Bo .

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg View Post
    Bama loses by 14
    Try WAY MORE THAN 14 PTS!!!

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    I think it will be a replay of the clemson - o.s.u. game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipknot26 View Post
    Holding out for a possible tremendous play series type ticket ?
    Way too early for that, it took the greatest performance by a QB and WR last year to beat Bama

    A QB now in the Pros and would of made 1st team all Pro if he did not get injured

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    Bama's secondary besides Fitzpatrick is trash . No matter what anyone says , you may want to check those stats vs. those lackluster SEC QB's .
    Our secondary lacks size , physicality and most of all , are obviously taught to not look for the ball which is ok in college until you meet a QB worth a shit .
    Don't believe me , the 5 losses of these seniors, check who it was against , verify the QB stats on the ones they lost to
    2017 - Stedham Looked like Brady , pro style QB
    2016 - Watson - Looked like Brady , setting all kinds of records
    2015 - Kelley - Lit their ass up
    Awe hell , you get the point
    Year after year , the Bama so called vaunted secondary gets torched . They're not that good , Fitzpatrick is but that's about it .
    Stats look great vs. QB's that aren't that good .
    Is Bryant capable of matching these other teams , I'm not sure but if he's own , it's spells an L for the Bama team . Hopefully he isn't but a good QB absolutely makes Bama's secondary look pitiful game after game yet they're still talked about as being the best .
    Truly amazing
    Last edited by Slipknot26; 12-04-17 at 07:28 AM.

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    morino is not sold on Bryant but apparently is allin on Jalen Hurts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipknot26 View Post
    Scarborough shouldn't even be running except when when Damien Harris needs a breather .
    That's the entire issue , Harris is way better than shitty Bo .
    Scarborough should have kept the pounds on. Goes down easier on the new frame.

    Harris by far the best back but the freshman Najee isn't a slouch and Jacobs is a bruiser. Robinson down the roster runs hard as well.

    So basically if the O line can get healthy and gel for two games they could run all night.

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    Bama's problem in losses is that the D stays on the field too long, against Clemson the D was on the field too long, got tired, Bama pinned Watson on about his own 10 yd line almost every time, but Clemson drove down the field, it took multiple times of doing that just to squeak out a last play victory. Bama secondary worse this year and Bryant isnt exactly Watson but able to do some of the same things, make some passes and use his legs when needed. Wonder if Bama's starting LB's will all be healthy by then. Hurts doesnt scare anyone throwing the ball except for the deep passes they can connect on from time to time with Ridley. If Clemson can even somewhat contain the run game and keep Hurts from extending drives with his legs Clemson should have no problem. Should be the easiest money of the playoffs.

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    Clemson not at all intimidated by Saban and Bama. Obviously Bama will be ready, no Auburn repeat performance. Clemson is a complete team and I like their defense vs the Bama offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    morino is not sold on Bryant but apparently is allin on Jalen Hurts
    Teams with elite defenses don't need great quarterback play, Alabama should be able to forced turnovers and hit Clemson's secondary which struggled against NC State.

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    Alabama best win was LSU

    That is sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Alabama best win was LSU

    That is sad
    JJ Alabama beat Florida State when they were ranked #7 and Francois was healthy, that Florida State team was a top 15 team.

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    The major problem Alabama has is that their returning players will have no actual game time experience in weeks. I do't care how often they practice, the rust will take a quarter or two to wear off. Alabama's offense is rather pathetic. Clemson has a slightly better offense than 'Bama, which is not saying much. After what promises to be an exciting Rose Bowl game between Oklahoma and Georgia, this game may be a bit of a yawner. I see a low scoring game here. Anyone who is crazy enough to wager on this game may want to consider the Under. The total opened in Vegas at 47. Alabama was 5-6 and Clemson was 3-9 against the total. (Over/Under)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigdaddyQH View Post
    The major problem Alabama has is that their returning players will have no actual game time experience in weeks. I do't care how often they practice, the rust will take a quarter or two to wear off. Alabama's offense is rather pathetic. Clemson has a slightly better offense than 'Bama, which is not saying much. After what promises to be an exciting Rose Bowl game between Oklahoma and Georgia, this game may be a bit of a yawner. I see a low scoring game here. Anyone who is crazy enough to wager on this game may want to consider the Under. The total opened in Vegas at 47. Alabama was 5-6 and Clemson was 3-9 against the total. (Over/Under)
    That's not true, nearly all of Alabama's returning starters played against Auburn and Hurts was very good against Clemson last year when the offense was aggressive. I think Saban understands against Clemson you can't win be conservative offensively like Alabama was until the 4th quarter last game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Teams with elite defenses don't need great quarterback play, Alabama should be able to forced turnovers and hit Clemson's secondary which struggled against NC State.
    one could argue that Clemson D is better than Bamas this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    one could argue that Clemson D is better than Bamas this year...
    I think you could argue Clemson has the slightly better front 7 with Alabama's injuries, but Alabama is much better on the back end. Fitzpatrick will be the best corner on the field by far.

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    If Bama's front 7 is healthy, then yes, I think Bama could win this game and may win this game. I think they'll definitely stall the Clemson offense. The concern I have for Alabama is do they have enough to score a lot on Clemson. I think this will be a lot lower scoring game than people think. Two very good defenses. Could be similar to Bama-FSU at the beginning of the season when FSU was at full strength.

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    I think the biggest reason Alabama's offense struggled in the first matchup was Alabama led most of the game and Saban wanted to be conservative with a first year quarterback. Alabama went right down the field in the 4th quarter when they trailed.CLemson won because of offense not defense. I expect a more aggressive offense in this game.

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    I disagree, if we don't like up , wear their ass out to ensure that mobile QB stays on the sideline , it only helps Bama's chances .
    Damien Harris avg 8.2 for the year ..Give him the ball get the fukk outta the way ..You do , you win , he's that good .
    The coaches seem to not be that good to use him .
    Auburn 6 carries 54 yards
    He came in to start the 2nd H , picked up big yards , Bo came in to score .
    Harris entered again 2nd to last series after the game was over .
    They've done it 5 fukkin games straight , your best RB goes MIA in the 2nd H of games by decision.
    Still haven't figured it out along with a lot of other Bama fans .

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Bryant has not been tested
    He played the same D that held Bama to 14 points in its last game, so, yeah, he has been tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Teams with elite defenses don't need great quarterback play, Alabama should be able to forced turnovers and hit Clemson's secondary which struggled against NC State.
    Finley is a much better passer than Hurts is, and Clemson's D is better than Bama's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.W. View Post
    He played the same D that held Bama to 14 points in its last game, so, yeah, he has been tested.
    Lol, yeah he, scored 14 against them, and that was at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Teams with elite defenses don't need great quarterback play
    Then Clemson should have no problem winning this one, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Lol, yeah he, scored 14 against them, and that was at home
    Well, you see, because the defense held Auburn to six points, Clemson didn't need to score more than 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.W. View Post
    Well, you see, because the defense held Auburn to six points, Clemson didn't need to score more than 14.
    Stidham was a joke when Clemson played Auburn, different offense later in the year

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    Alabama's offense is in a word, questionable. 'Bama had better hope that their defense creates 2 to 3 turnover opportunities for the offense or 'Bama loses again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigdaddyQH View Post
    Alabama's offense is in a word, questionable. 'Bama had better hope that their defense creates 2 to 3 turnover opportunities for the offense or 'Bama loses again.
    Alabama's offense isn't any worse this year than last year when they had the lead with a minute left - that was against Watson. Bryant hasn't faced a good defense even close to this good since the Auburn game.

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