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cdur86
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Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Working from home has its advantages getting to watch tv and work at the same time. Alabama vs Michigan is on from January and watching all the field goals that Michigan made got my blood boiling again. The opponents were perfect on field goal tries last year against us. It's amazing how many things went against us or were improbable last year and we still won 11 games.


The Spleen
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Watched it last week.

Had Patterson been accurate, we likely lose that game. He missed so many open receivers.


mistaken4193
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I thought the same thing when I rewatched it. Dude had guys open all game and just missed.


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Robot Santa
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Had Patterson been accurate


That's about like saying had Philip Fulmer eaten more salad he wouldn't be the corpulent sack of shite he is. I mean yeah I guess it's theoretically possible, but not at all practical to expect. Our coverage obviously wasn't as good as it could or should have been, but if the defensive coaches know that an opposing QB can't hit the side of a barn even if he's standing inside of it that 100% goes into their game plan, and they are much more likely to leave their DBs on islands because the odds of getting burned if they are beaten are so low.
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The Spleen
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Fair, but I guess I'm used to average QB's having career days against us.


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remaster916
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
It happens sometimes.

10 SC game, 14 Sugar Bowl and the 14 Iron Bowl are game where not very good passing QB shredded Bama's secondary.


Robot Santa
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Yeah but a hungover Stephen Garcia throwing up answered prayer after answered prayer to Alshon McNuggets is not really something that can be accounted for though. In normal circumstances all of those games you cited play out differently. Otherwise bad QBs having career games against us is something we think is a trend only because those games comprise a pretty large portion of the Ls we have suffered over the last 12 years. They are greatly outweighed by the number of games bad QBs like Shea Patterson played exactly as you'd expect a bad QB to play.
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jimzx
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TN
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
I'm so glad we shut them out in the second half. Can you imagine how good Christian Harris is going to be? It seemed like he was in the backfield quite often in that game.

It was fun to watch Mac Jones really play well with also. I know we have some great receivers this fall but it's really hard for me to say we're going to be as good without juedy. He made getting wide-open look so very easy


moester75
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Michigan didn’t get our best shot that day buddy we never perform well in Bowl Games after we lose the Iron Bowl. Michigan was very highly motivated though and Harbaugh desperately needed a signature win against a Blue Blood program.


paperwasp
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
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It was fun to watch Mac Jones really play well

Mac looked great and showed he can make some really nice throws (which we already knew).

Lots of new guys playing, but our defense in the first half was atrocious. Good to see a response in the second half.

For the life of me I can't figure out why our tackling is so bad. Even the form looks off, like some guys are just throwing themselves up high and sometimes leaving their feet, which also seems to be a general problem right now in football.


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CrimsonBoz
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
This game was huge for our start this year. We played hard, not saying it was our best game but we played our asses off.


Ted2010
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Considering all the injuries and the LSU offensive buzz saw I am pleased with 11 wins. The AU game was frustrating but Mac was in a hostile environment and did than I figured he would. He moved the ball at will. But pick sixes, field goal and defense were a bugaboo


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TS1926
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Member since Jan 2020
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
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Yeah but a hungover Stephen Garcia throwing up answered prayer after answered prayer to Alshon McNuggets is not really something that can be accounted for though. In normal circumstances all of those games you cited play out differently. Otherwise bad QBs having career games against us is something we think is a trend only because those games comprise a pretty large portion of the Ls we have suffered over the last 12 years. They are greatly outweighed by the number of games bad QBs like Shea Patterson played exactly as you'd expect a bad QB to play.


yeah but since the 2018 season, average QBs have put up very good numbers. The fat QB at Arkansas in 2018 had a 300 yard day. Last year, the South Carolina QB in his first start had a huge day. Bo Nix had a pretty good day and Nix was an average passing QB last season. There's been issues with this secondary and overall defense since the 2018 season. I know about injuries but there is more to it than injuries.


remaster916
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Nix was 15 for 30 for 173 and 1 TD last year. He was average at best. Without the int TD, Bama wins that game 52-34.

Bama's defense held Auburn's offense in check. Special teams and ints lost Bama that game.



TS1926
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Defense could not make a stop in that game when it counted.


remaster916
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Pretty sure they held Auburn 100 yards below their average.

Bama only gave up 354 yards, held them to 5 of 13 on 3rd down. Defense wasn't the problem. You can't give Auburn 14 points and the refs give them 3. That is 17 points they were gifted.


jimzx
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
I agree completely!


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Gary Busey
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
Two things stand out to me every time I watch this game:

1) How well Christian Harris played. You can tell after a full regular season, he started reacting faster and relying on his instincts. I would guess he is going to take a big step forward next season. Sort of like how Ragland progressed from '13 to '14.

2) Josh Jobe stepped up to the challenge and held his own vs some really good receivers.


TS1926
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jan 2020
505 posts

re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
I agree with 1. Not so much with 2. In the Michigan game, he got lucky the QB was terrible.


TS1926
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Birmingham
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re: Re-watching Citrus Bowl
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Pretty sure they held Auburn 100 yards below their average.


Not to split hairs but Alabama held AU to 52 yards less than their average per game. When you compare it to LSU, Georgia or Florida it doesn't look as impressive. The thing that really gets me in that game, like other big games the last couple of years, they couldn't make a stop on key third downs.
I agree with you overall though.


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