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Yes they looked pretty impressive Saturday but so did the 2010 Bama team coming off that national title. They played one game and we do not know how good Michigan really is. The 2010 team also lost alot of starters on the defense and everyone was talking about how they were unbeatable. Don't get me wrong Bama is good i just dont think they are the greatest team ever assembled.
difference is the secondary in 2010 was young (Milliner started as a true freshman in 2010, now we have Milliner and JUCO Belue at corner with senior Lester and Vinnie at safety, really like Clinton-Dix as well) and we had injured players in 2010. TR was dinged, Upshaw was never 100% until the bowl game, and Barrett Jones missed the entire AU game, our best OL
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
It was nice to totally suck in 2010 and still win 10 games. Congrats to the 3 teams that beat us. Well earned.
Not me. Moral victories are more of Devidee's thing.
This post was edited by DrStache 19 months ago
In 2010 not only did the team not have the drive that Saban has applauded this team for, but they also had unprecedented injuries (Dareus, Julio, Ingram, Trent, Barrett Jones, Upshaw, etc all missed time during the season) and played an unprecedented schedule (an NCAA record of teams coming off of bye weeks).
The only game that the 2010 team played at full strength was Michigan State in the bowl and we all saw how that one turned out.
The 2012 Bama team is deeper without a doubt, with similar starting talent and good health so far (knock on wood).
The 2010 team didnt suck but i remember the preseason of 2010 very well and this is very similar.
I do to and disagree. Most Alabama fans were expecting a much better offense with a top 5 defense. We finished i te top 5 In the county on defense. Defense wasn't our problem in 2010. A top 5 defense can win you a championship. Our Offensive line was average as grits and patch work. Offense was our problem. Injuries. That 2010 defense was very good. It gave up some big plays but no more than 110 other universities.
This team is unique. Elite talent at every position and experience at most positions. Only ?'s are WR2/WR3, CB2, & kicking.
Everywhere else we have elite talent & experience.
Doesn't mean we wont lose a game either.
you did not steam roll Arkansas at all. That was actually the game where i thought after that South Carolina had a good shot at beating you guys. You had to come from behind and win 24-20 in that game. But you did steamroll a bad Florida team that was riding on the coattails of the last few Florida teams.
This post was edited by helmet0628 19 months ago
You will die alone.
Funniest response I've read today. +1
Always enjoy a nice lesson in championship football from a gamecock fan.
Viagra to Shadow
This is true. Arkansas was an escape win after coming out shell-shocked. USCe was a beating as the Cocks played the most complete game in the history of their program. LSU and AU-- let's just say the Tide gave up some big plays at inopportune times and the ball didn't bounce Bama's way.
The reason 2012 will be better is the attitude and continuity of this team vs. that one, more experience and better players return on the OL and on D (5-6 starters vs. 2-3 on D), and more depth everywhere (except maybe QB).
If AJ stays healthy Bama SHOULD win every game with LSU as a toss up (And I'll take Bama at this point until LSU shows us something that playing North Texas doesn't allow a team to show-- they'll have their chances). Should doesn't always get you there-- you have to do it, but there is no doubting this team's ability to do it.
Somehow, because of last year's loss to LSU in overtime, the 2011 team is STILL underrated (beat everyone else by 16+ points and had NO close games). You want to talk about greatest teams ever assembled-- that and 2008 Florida are two of them and both had losses.
I think the lack of respect that 2011 NC team got compared to the 2009 14-0 Heisman trophy winning team is helping to feed the hunger and fight the complacency of the 2012 team. I think there is room for this team to be not as good as 2011 and still be the best team in the nation by a TD over everyone without being as good as 2011. It just can't pick LSU (or Arkansas) to have its worst outing.
This post was edited by wlu4tide 19 months ago
Ive probably attended more championship football games then you have seen from your living room. But tell me where in my post did i say anything about the Gamecocks being a championship team?
Tell me where in my post I said anything about you saying anything about the gamecocks being a championship team.
championship football from a gamecock fan
You are implying that since i am gamecock fan i know nothing about championships? But since you happen to root for Alabama and have all of these championships that you must be the most knowledgeable about championship teams. But where in my post did i even mention South Carolina? I just do not see anywhere in my post did i talk about South Carolina.
I started a thread about Alabama but since i root for South Carolina i must not know anything about championships because well low and behold you are an Alabama fan and no one can quite compare you Mr. Alabama fan. But the sad thing you only started liking Alabama when they started getting good again. You are probably a Yankees fan too.
Now he mad.
Why would I be a Yankees fan? Are you a Cubs fan? Is that how this works?
This post was edited by DoRag197816 19 months ago
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Now you get it
Quit talking to your superiors like you know something
I'm glad we got that cleared up
God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
He doesn't seem like a lovable loser
Just a loser
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