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Lordofwrath88
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Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Starting this up as we are now in the meat of our schedule... and after the pink meet, it looks like we may be in the title discussion again this year, but only if we can get our ducks in a row by March.



2017
Only the seniors of this team were coached under Sarah Patterson (has it been that long) as the Gym Tide is now 5 years removed from Alabama's last national championship. HC Dana Duckworth will look to build on SEC success last year and a #3 final ranking, by winning it all in St. Louis. This year, while the Oklahoma Sooners and LSU Tigers look to be the biggest threat for the trophy, Alabama left the gate slowly. Forgivable losses against back to back #1 opponents gave way to a low point upset to Arkansas and near disaster vs Auburn.

Last week, clad in pink, the Tide put on a show with a season high and the third highest score of the year, rocketing themselves back into title talk. Now Alabama has to prove the Power of Pink was no fluke.

Kentucky, while historically not even close to the same league as Bama, has been having a record season. Also, the UK arena is known for tough scoring, so even with a win, Alabama will be looking for a high score to help their ranking.


Alabama faces #10 Kentucky today in Lexington. Meet is at 6pm on the SEC Network.


If you don't have SECN, can't watch or just want to do math, Live Scores can be found here, updating as they happen.. Here


Roll Tide Roll!

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Happy Friday!
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#TameTheCats
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CapstoneGrad06
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Has Alabama faced anyone outside the top ten yet?


TomRollTideRitter
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Auburn and Arkansas. Missouri was 8 when we played, but I think they might have dropped out of the top ten also
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BamaDude06
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
UK 197.450
UA 197.050

When did UK become goos in gymnastics? I can remember them coming into Coleman back in like 2010 and they had FIVE girls fall off of the beam.


CapstoneGrad06
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Alabama has fallen back. Everyone else in the SEC has invested more.


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Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
ANALYSYS


Bad News: Chalk up another historic upset to the roller coaster season that 2017 is shaping up to be. Kentucky stepped up and put up the highest score in program history.


Good News: In any other year, 197.050 is an acceptable mid season road score and more than enough to beat Kentucky. (It adds to Alabama's 197 count and on the road is huge since the national seeds are based on a requisite 5 away scores into your average).

For context, here's Alabama's last few scores in visits to Lexington.... and yes, every single one beat UK handily



2015 196.700 Alabama goes on to win SEC title
2013 -*
2012 196.000 Alabama wins national championship
2010 197.225
2008 196.300
2006 196.650
2004 197.075
2002 197.425 Alabama wins national championship

*faced UK at neutral location (score:196.050)



While the inclination is to panic... and the loss does not help morale... Alabama's 197.050 is a pretty unalarming score for this point in the year.

Still, results matter in the SEC and Bama will look to fend off Auburn once again next week. This time in Coleman Coliseum, on alumni night. The pressure is on, can the Tide handle the heat?

Anyways.


Image: http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/other-uk-sports/msfrll/picture53493540/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/150116UKgymnastics1306 width=400


Hat's off to Kentucky. The GymCats deserve this 100% and their long suffering fans will remember tonight forever. If we win an SEC or National Title this April, we won't remember a thing.
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Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Just realized, of all our past scores in Lexington since 2002..... NONE of them would have beaten UK today. That's 2 National Title teams, 1 SEC title team, and seven of the eight were Sarah Patterson squads.

quote:

Alabama has fallen back.
so not really

quote:

Everyone else in the SEC has invested more.
That's the ticket.
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CapstoneGrad06
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
I think we have fallen back some. Dana is good. But she's not Sarah.


Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Very true. then again no one is. I'm honestly still thankful that our transition for Legend coach to loyal assistant is so far still better than Georgia's back in 2010.
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CapstoneGrad06
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
It never is. Alabama and Georgia built this. Everyone else is throwing money at it now.


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TomRollTideRitter
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Won 197.350 to 196.450

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Cobrasize
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
That's a pretty good arse kickin


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TomRollTideRitter
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Aja Sims wasn't in the lineup tonight. Maddie Desch and Ari Guerra scored 9.9 on floor. If they can keep that up, we'd be dangerous.

Guerrero, Winston, Sims, Bailey, and McNeer are all consistent performers. We need the rest to step up all the time like they did tonight.


dudeabides
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Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
The streak is broken, but we're still keeping track....

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Gary Busey
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
frick the barn


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Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
oh good, up next is Boise State.... another school putting up 197s and doing better than any other season in school history.


Lordofwrath88
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
Head's up, anyone going to Friday's meet. 2008 Gold Medalist for the US, Nastia Liukin will be signing autographs before the start.

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dudeabides
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re: Alabama Gymnastics Thread: Road To 7
I'm watching the SEC network coverage and she's guest commentating. Doing pretty well, the match itself is close as usual.


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