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Yea I mean Coach Kool's universal reputation was that he was one of if not the best technician DL coach in college football based on years of production at different schools.

I have a hard time believing he all of a sudden because a coaching shite head.


He may be better at teaching guys to play in certain schemes that aren't what we run. I can't remember the last time we had a DL that failed to set the edge and prevent outside runs as often as this one. They weren't horrible about it, but for years you simply could not run outside on us and this year teams had a little success doing so.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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He may be better at teaching guys to play in certain schemes that aren't what we run. I can't remember the last time we had a DL that failed to set the edge and prevent outside runs as often as this one. They weren't horrible about it, but for years you simply could not run outside on us and this year teams had a little success doing so.


I totally agree - but how the hell did we hire a guy who doesnt fit scheme wise?

Hope it all works out but losing an entire roster of assistants 2 straight seasons is not encouraging.


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elposter
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Can we please have coaches that plan to stay for a long time and not use Alabama as a launching pad to other opportunities



Double edged sword. The best assistant coaches are usually ones that are looking to go from assistant to coordinator or from coordinator to NC. However, what Alabama is experiencing with coaching turnover almost seems unprecedented. There is a balance that works with the 6-7 year (or longer guys) who are assistant/coordinator lifers, along with the 2-3 year guys who are looking to advance. Alabama is getting freaking 1 year guys at an alarming rate and its taking a toll.


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MrBiriwa
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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Other than Quinnen our DL massively underperformed this season.



They were 5th in the country in sacks with 45, its actually an improvement over the 40 we had last year


TidalSurge1
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
OL coach candidates:

Jody Wright, UAB: 2018 is his first season as assistant head coach/offensive line for the Blazers. Wright's previous experience at UA spans from graduate assistant (2010) to offensive analyst (2011-2012) to director of player personnel (2015-2017). Additional SEC experience in the form of support staffer under both Sylvester Croom (2005-2008) and Dan Mullen (2009) at Mississippi State .

Ryan Silverfield, Memphis: Rising star as the Tigers' assistant head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach. UM finished fourth nationally in rushing offense in 2018 at 280 yards per game. Extensive NFL experience, having worked for both the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. For the 2017 cycle, Silverfield was ranked as the fourth-best recruiter in the American Athletic Conference by 247sports.com.

Will Friend, Tennessee: Recently completed first season at UT, where he serves under close friend and former UA teammate Jeremy Pruitt. Has coached OLs for four different FBS programs: UAB (2007-2010), Georgia (2011-2014), Colorado State (2015-2017) and Tennessee (2018). Four-year starter and two-time All-SEC selection at offensive guard for UA from 1993-1996.

Sam Pittman, Georgia: If he were to make a move it would have likely been to Tennessee with Jim Chaney, who recently left UGA to take over as the Vols' offensive boss. Still, a call likely already has been or will be made to gauge Pittman's interest. Long regarded as one of the best OL coaches in the game, Pittman has SEC stops at UT, Arkansas and UGA on his resume.

Rob Sale, Louisiana-Lafayette: Similar to Wright in that Sale, who just finished up his first season as the Ragin Cajuns' offensive line coach and offensive coordinator under former UA assistant Billy Napier, has extensive ties to Nick Saban and Alabama. Sale played for Saban at LSU before serving in a support staff role under his old coach at UA from 2007-2011. Sale spent a lot of time observing former UA OL coach Joe Pendry during his time at the Capstone. Also spent a season as Georgia's offensive line coach in 2015.
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TideSaint
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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They were 5th in the country in sacks with 45, its actually an improvement over the 40 we had last year


Yeah, but our run stopping was terrible.


phaz
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Yeah, but our run stopping was terrible.


I agree, but in our system, aren't the LB's more to blame? DL did seem to tie up the blockers effectively.


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YStar
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That was due to our shitty ILB not knowing how to diagnosis and make plays.

Definitely not on the DL.


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mre
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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Yeah, but our run stopping was terrible.

Our D-line issues are more related to depth than coaching, imo. This is a travesty:

Image: https://i.imgur.com/t5HSZv1.png


Bear88
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
Not sure that chart is accurate in regards to class on some of these guys


mre
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
Maybe not; it's from 247 Sports.

But the sheer lack of warm bodies to rotate into the d-line is troubling.


Bear88
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Seems Ray did not get the PT he deserved IMO. He looked good when given the opportunity


Cobrasize
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
I agree. He got shafted this season


JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
#49 was pathetic in the last two games and real problem is there was nobody on sideline to replace him.


biggsc
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
Why the heck did we not rotate all the defensive linemen in and out like we did in 2015?

Keep them all fresh


Tider95
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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Why the heck did we not rotate all the defensive linemen in and out like we did in 2015?

Keep them all fresh



We don't have nearly as much dline talent as 2015. Rotating linemen to keep them fresh doesn't work if the one's rotated in are worse than a winded starter.


FairhopeTider
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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Sam Pittman, Georgia: If he were to make a move it would have likely been to Tennessee with Jim Chaney, who recently left UGA to take over as the Vols' offensive boss. Still, a call likely already has been or will be made to gauge Pittman's interest. Long regarded as one of the best OL coaches in the game, Pittman has SEC stops at UT, Arkansas and UGA on his resume.


I can go ahead and tell you that isn't happening. I believe he's turned us down before and reports are that Kirby/UGA are about to pay him over a million to stay. Plus he's the most celebrated assistant on that staff. UGA fans would lose their minds if he came to UA.
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biggsc
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
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We don't have nearly as much dline talent as 2015. Rotating linemen to keep them fresh doesn't work if the one's rotated in are worse than a winded starter.


The backups are pretty good. It was just the coaching.


JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
I'm going to trust in Nick Saban to make changes where needed. Bama doesn't lose a OL coach to a shitty GT program unless Nick has No Problem with that coach leaving.


CapstoneGrad06
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re: Brent Key and Coaching changes
Key played at Georgia Tech. I have no issue with him going there.


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