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CFP Title Game, Alabama vs tOSU, Jan 11, 8:15 ET on ESPN, Miami

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Agreed. But the scheme and lack of adjustments surely didn’t help. They could have tried something on the fly during a timeout or a wrinkle at halftime to try to take something away. Instead, they continued to give the same looks and chase Smith across the formation and allow him to get leverage and out-flank the defense every touch he had. And it continued even once Smith left the game due to injury with the white kid and with Meechie.
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  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Our 5 th DB was not as good as our 4th lb...let that sink in. Indiana was the wake up call...we needed 6 DB or a pass rush we had neither. Fields needed an all timer to keep us close. Alabama was deeper and healthier.
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  3. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I get that. But how many catches did Smith have to make in the 1st half before you pull the guys to the side and switch some shit up? Maybe you try something and it fails too, like bracket some coverage Smith’s way and make Jones go somewhere else with the ball or force/bait him into mistakes. Clemson did the same shit on us when Watson and Watkins lit us up for 200+. At some point you have to be like, “let’s make somebody else beat us”. Like someone else posted earlier in this thread or Coombs thread, felt like Coombs didn’t know how to counter punch. Instead of attempting something different, he allowed Bama to go about their business and no adjustments needed on their end. So much for the chess match we were hoping for. Coaching staff got owned last night.
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Replacing Justin Fields will be tall task for Ohio State

    Buckeyes need defensive tackles to return next year

    Ohio State rushing attack slowed without Trey Sermon

    Buckeyes have major work to do in secondary

  5. Gcashwell

    Gcashwell Junior

    Ah, I thought the officials missed a 12 men on the field call.
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  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    This... and it's something I've never understood.

    I would've wanted to know why we weren't doubling Smith? Why were we not playing cover 2 to take away the flats?

    I remember we played zone some because they attempted the flat pass at one point and Werner blew up Smith causing him to drop the ball. Where was it the rest of the game.

    It was 22 and 6 all day and we just allowed it to continue. I know we were short handed and we probably lose regardless. However I think the game plan enabled this game to get out of hand.
  7. Jim Hunter

    Jim Hunter Rookie

    Reporters trying to script a narrative that wasn't there. Najee telling it like it is....LOL
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  8. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Losing sucks ass. No question. But as others have said, mad respect to Saban and that team for how they handle things on and off the field.
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  9. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    At least a lot of people didn’t watch it?

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  10. Jim Hunter

    Jim Hunter Rookie

    I liked that team a lot, hard to compare...that O-Line was pretty strong, but I'd give the edge to 2020 because of Dickerson at center. Amari Cooper was the main WR, loved Cooper but Smith + Waddle is the better combo. Mac Jones is clearly better than McCarron. RB's had Eddie Lacy, TJ Yeldon, and Kenyon Drake, more depth in 2012. Biggest difference is OC, Sark vs. Nussmeier is not even close. Defense was better in 2012 but the team lost to Texas A@M, and had an extremely close game against Georgia in the SEC title game. I'd have to give this year's team the edge because of the offense and Sark.
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  11. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Nice to see you around, man! I know you enjoyed that one. Those boys put on a show.
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  12. ArmyVet83

    ArmyVet83 Prepare yourselves. For now, I summon...the end!

    I stopped drinking at half time last night. Unheard of when I watch the Buckeyes. I did not expect the Buckeyes to lose by 28 but this was a perfect storm for the Tide. Ohio State coming off a huge, emotional win, down personnel again to start and lost two key players during the game, and the coaching staff, especially on the defensive side of the ball, inability or unwillingness to adjust the game plan. Be that as it may, even if we were at full strength, I do not see Buckeyes getting closer than 10-14 points last night. This was the best Alabama team I have ever seen and was on par with the LSU team from last year. Props to the Crimson Tide on a season for the ages. Our Buckeyes will be back, I have no doubt. GO BUCKEYES!!
  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Najee mostly didn't have the lanes this reporter was pretending he did, he just paused, ducked and grinded his way through them.

    If he weren't a clown, he would have asked about what Najee kindly helped him to notice, the perfectly called screens and such to catch them out of position. That playaction throwback into the gap left by browning was a killer.

    As for that particular reporter, this was him last year

  14. Jim Hunter

    Jim Hunter Rookie

    Saban gets better info than the draft services directly from NFL connections. He normally shoots it straight and that's part of why he's trusted by his players. A couple of years ago, a couple of players listened to their agent instead of Saban and went much lower than expected. Last year, Smith would have been 2nd round at best, he's now a top five player. Saban encourages 1st round draft grade players to go, sometimes even when the players want to come back. If they are second round or third and he thinks they could move up into the first round by playing another year, he'll generally encourage them to come back. That's a big part of his recruiting success, he'd lose credibility pretty quickly by giving bad advice.
  15. Mike80

    Mike80 Kevin Warren is a fuckwit

    College football needs to end on January 1st.
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