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When I entered this thread my only comment was that the Bama defense, with a month+ to prepare, would be tough for Oregon.
If it were just a regular season gm, thats another story.
I stand by those comments, still.
Wiscy sucked D last year, even OSU beat them and we had our worst year in the past century. Keep on patting yourself on the back though
This post was edited by InTresslWeTrust 21 months ago
I'm just being nitpicky. You're completely right. I'm really only saying that the preparation is maybe 10% of what goes into beating Oregon. Alabama month to prepare, Alabama a week to prepare... they still probably win either way. It's about having beef with speed. Bama has it everywhere. I'm only arguing against this ongoing lazy opinion that you just need time to prepare for Oregon to beat them (and I was directing it more towards the thread consensus, not you specifically)... My point is that the teams that have beaten Oregon could have beaten almost anyone in CFB (save for BSU. but that was Kelly's first game as head coach ever). You blow up the Ducks O line and you win. But that's how you beat any team.
Didn't Wiscy have the best D in the B1G last year (statistically)?
They did suck beyond belief though, no doubt. Slow as mud.
Well, where Im coming from, when speaking about Bama, isn't 100% on their defense.
Oregon's offense would exploit any holes in a defense. Its also the Bama oline + run gm that would be playing defense, if that makes any sense. Im 1000% sure that Saban would grind every second possible out of each and every drive.
Thats why I said 3 scoring drives (touchdowns) would be impressive. Good defenses turn into great ones, when they are accompanied by a offense that controls the clock and runs well.
So figure if Oregon was limited to 64-70 plays, and 25-27 of those plays (3 drives of 8+ plays) amount to 21 pts. Thats not even including possible scoring opportunities from special teams.
It would be a good gm, imo.
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