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New Story: Is Alabama tight? Crimson Tide determined to not have any fun in New Orleans

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 12:52 PM
 

 
Is Alabama tight? Crimson Tide determined to not have any fun in New Orleans

No. 4 Alabama is determined to not have any fun at this year’s Sugar Bowl. The Crimson Tide face off against No. 1 Clemson in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, and while Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said he would defer to his team leaders when it comes to having fun and keeping everybody in line, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a different tact.
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I'm now worried that DaBO & Team are being too frivolous in NO!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:07 PM
 

..Since they may be pisssing away our chances to win a 3rd Natty by visiting Bourban Street & eating spicey foods!

LoL

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Re: New Story: Is Alabama tight? Crimson Tide determined to not have any fun in New Orleans

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:07 PM
 

They are taking this serious because the future of their program depends on it. Playing tight isn't good, it means we are all up in der heads haha!

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Honestly I don't see anything wrong with this....

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:08 PM
 

Saban's got a lot of very serious-minded, and focused players. That's a good thing. But, at the same time, life is a journey not a destination.

At the end of the day, it's hard to argue with their success. There is more than one way to skin a cat (my students hate that analogy when I use it in reference to different ways to solve a problem).

I hope our players aren't out until 1 in the morning though. Yikes!

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Alabama plays

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:13 PM
 

For Saban's legacy. Nothing else matters. The players' success is a 'collateral benefit', but it's all about Saban.

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You think he makes it about him and not his players?


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:07 PM
 

Interesting, I have never thought about it that way!

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Re: Honestly I don't see anything wrong with this....

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:24 PM
 

There is more than one way to skin a cat (my students hate that analogy when I use it in reference to different ways to solve a problem).

...I hate that analogy when used in a discussion about Clemson football...

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LOL!!!***


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Mark my words

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:24 PM
 

They have already fallen behind and they are trying to catch up. If things don't go well for them early; they are in trouble. Our guys know they will find a way and won't be so uptight. We have more room to breathe and it is obvious.

Go Tigers!

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TU..I hope so!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:09 PM
 

I will be watching it at 3 am in Rome btw. We better win!!

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Watching in rome

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 4:23 PM
 

I did that for the ACC in Florence... It was BRUTAL. Did you set up a good VPN to be able to watch through a US IP?

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Re: Watching in rome


Posted: Dec 29, 2017, 6:04 PM
 

I've had to watch games from China. It's horrible.

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Re: Mark my words


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:52 PM
 

AGREED

GO TIGERS!!??

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Re: Honestly I don't see anything wrong with this....

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:02 PM
 

I don't either. Good mindset. I also feel our players are loose around the media and like to have a lot of fun. I know they are serious when it comes to playing the game and will be "business as usual" when it's that time.

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Both teams will be dialed in a ready to play Monday.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:13 PM
 

It would be nice if Alabama was so uptight they cracked, but I don't see it. I think it's another classic and the best team will win.

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I disagree Bama earned their way into the playoffs!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:22 PM
 

Looks to me like they were 'given' a berth in the playoffs. Not conference champion or even division for that matter. but they meet the 'eye' test

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Re: I disagree Bama earned their way into the playoffs!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:29 PM
 

Agree. Total ########. Bama is not deserving of a playoff berth. But, it won't make a difference when they watch the Natty from home.

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Re: I disagree Bama earned their way into the playoffs!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:44 PM
 

They are 11-1. How many other Power Five 11-1 teams are there?

No way they didn't earn being here.

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They didn't "earn it" but they should be here...

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:38 PM
 

At the end of the day, the Committee got the 4 best teams in the playoffs... but, did Bama earn it... I think not!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 7:56 PM
 

I agree Bama should be in. Wisconsin is 12-1 though... which is better than 11-1

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Posted: Dec 29, 2017, 12:35 PM
 

But the cheese heads didn't play jack squat and when they did play a borderline "elite" team they choked harder than an old dog trynna eat a bone

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Re: I disagree Bama earned their way into the playoffs!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:31 PM
 

Because others did not step up. They would not be here if one of a few did not stumble. We would, however. Hence, #1. Bama's schedule was a joke and they lost the only real game. They know it, too.

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Re: I disagree Bama earned their way into the playoffs!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:14 PM
 

I think a lot of people are missing something here. Alabama is THE REMATCH III. This is for the title King of the NCAA. No one wanted to see another Ohio st. spanking. I have ohst. friends...they actually didn't want to make the okayoffs because we would have played them. Clemson vs. Bammer is for ratings, not most deserving

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Earned? How about "awarded"?

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:36 PM
 

Sorry, Jalen, but that doesn't wash.

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My thoughts exactly. They were GIVEN a birth after they lost

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 10:07 PM
 

their spot!

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I won't doubt Dabo's approach to get his players ready

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:25 PM
 

In the past five years, nobody, including Saban, has a better record in the post season. Dabo knows how to keep the players focused!

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Re: I won't doubt Dabo's approach to get his players ready

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:08 PM
 

Tight or loose, as long as the approach fits the players then it's the right one. Saban' s "Process" has proven to be very effective and it attracts players who want that type of experience. Dabo is certainly different and his personality brings a different mindset. Both are perfectionists who have different approaches. I've seen Bama's "Tight" players dismantle teams that trash talk, get in their faces after every play, wear Black uniforms (we've never been blacked out) and other "loose" tactics. I see the game being hard fought by hard-hitting players . Whatever coaching approach, it's being delivered by the top two coaches in the country. Regarding the earlier comment "it's all about Saban" do some research on his life and his approach. You'll find it is very similar to Dabo's story .

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Re: I won't doubt Dabo's approach to get his players ready

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:08 PM
 

Tight or loose, as long as the approach fits the players then it's the right one. Saban' s "Process" has proven to be very effective and it attracts players who want that type of experience. Dabo is certainly different and his personality brings a different mindset. Both are perfectionists who have different approaches. I've seen Bama's "Tight" players dismantle teams that trash talk, get in their faces after every play, wear Black uniforms (we've never been blacked out) and other "loose" tactics. I see the game being hard fought by hard-hitting players . Whatever coaching approach, it's being delivered by the top two coaches in the country. Regarding the earlier comment "it's all about Saban" do some research on his life and his approach. You'll find it is very similar to Dabo's story .

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Re: I won't doubt Dabo's approach to get his players ready

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 11:57 PM
 

Agree 100%. Both programs sell winning, but they go about it in different ways. One thing I know: it's been fun to watch the past couple of years. I don't see this one being close though. We aren't talking about a good team having a good season here. This is serious big boy football. This is all about which program is truly the top dog. I wouldnt feel as bad about losing a natty as i would about losing this game. This is dynasty football.

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Not sure that "tight" is the right word


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 1:43 PM
 

"Focused" may be a better one.

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Re: New Story: Is Alabama tight? Crimson Tide determined to not have any fun in New Orleans

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:06 PM
 

Tigers control their prep and play. As long as they're ready, what Bama does not matter to us since we don't control. Dabo will have them ready physically and emotionally.

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I don’t understand the point of this story. From everything

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:19 PM
 

I have read, Dabo and Saban are approaching this the same way...allowing the team leaders to decide curfews and such. If Bama’s team feels it is best for them, then what is wrong with that? And doesn’t Dabo agree that the fun is in the winning? Can anyone argue the point Saban made that 2 years from now you won’t remember what you did on Bourbon St, but will remember if you won or lost? This article seems nitpicky and biased...as if Bama and Saban have never succeeded in their bowl prep. And what will your article say about Bama’s approach if we lose? I think we should just worry about Clemson and let Bama worry about Bama. davidhood®

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:48 PM
 

Well said

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David Hood is a writer, not head coach of Clemson...

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 4:30 PM
 

What he writes has no effect on the outcome of the game

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Re: David Hood is a writer, not head coach of Clemson...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2017, 12:00 PM
 

Do you not understand the enormity of Mr. Hood's power?

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I have a feeling about this game with Bama.


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:20 PM
 

The feeling is it's not going to be close. The problem I have is figuring out if it's us that beats Bama by 10+ points, or Bama that beats us by 10+ points. The end result is that we will either dethrone Bama and move atop the college football world, or they beat us, and take their throne back and we're relegated to second tier. A 3 touchdown win would not surprise me. Or a three touchdown loss.

This is one of those games I can't wait to watch to see which way my gut should have gone.

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Re: I have a feeling about this game with Bama.


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:58 PM
 

I think if it ends up not being close the Tigers will be on top. I had the same feeling about the ACCCG against Miami. Expected a close game and just don’t think anyone out there is going to run away from us.

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Once again, Swinney vs. Saban

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:31 PM
 

CDS wants to enjoy the process and the time with his players. Saban wants to win... period. One seems a ton healthier than the other and goes into preparing the team for life after football.

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Re: Once again, Swinney vs. Saban


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:57 PM
 

Would you feel the same way if Saban was your coach? Clemson's locker room and brogan is much more visible to the public then is Alabama's. (This doesn't mean that Bama is a football version of North Korea , It just doesn't get promoted. As far as life after football, look into Saban's Record of higher graduation rates, NFL contracts, along with financial and life coaching, etc. just because he doesn't dance or throw pizza parties doesn't make him less successful. Win or lose Monday night, he's our guy and brought our weakest team in the last for five years to this point.

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Re: Once again, Swinney vs. Saban


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 4:03 PM
 

You almost said it, that Bama doesn't even deserve to be in N.O. They are a weak team compared to the other 3 playoff teams and if it wasnt for the bias, a more deserving team would be playing Clemson. If you dont believe that, drive by the Clemson practice facility and count the headstones from 2017. (A headstone for each top 25 team the Tigers degeated.)

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See that you know nothing about Dabo and his players.


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 9:23 PM
 

I give you the NFL but what percentage go pro? Also will be interesting to match their accomplishments when both are retired.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:32 PM
 

Bama did all of their partying while the other teams were busy winning their conferences.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 2:44 PM
 

I don't think any of this matters. Clemson will win this game. Period!

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 3:57 PM
 

I will break you - Ivan Drago

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I'm delighted they understand the process and know...


Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 4:31 PM
 

their job which is to furnish asz to Clemson. I'm glad they are not distracted from the POC's assignment to be beaten by the best again and I know my Tigers will see that their trip lacks any fun.


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No, what they will remember

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 5:24 PM
 

most is having had no fun, did football things all day in N.O., moved around hotel only, AND lost the game. That will be painful. Tigs by 14 points against yet another team of many that made the moment WAY too big.

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They better have some fun

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 8:00 PM
 

'cause Monday night's gonna be a nightmare for them.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 8:12 PM
 

I don’t care if they have fun or not. What does interest me is if the referees will have the sack to call targeting against Bama if it presents itself like it did multiple times last year, or is the fear of Saban too much for them?

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Posted: Dec 31, 2017, 10:38 PM
 

That’s silly. That game was called very fair. Yes there were two blatant targeting calls that went uncalled. Watson on the first play of he game and Williams a couple series later but let’s be honest Cain and Williams got away with a push off or two and the first run route run by Legget was absolutely PI the second one was defensive holding on Alabama for tackling Scott. Factor all that in and besides the obvious penalties for motion or formations or defensive offsides that game was decided by the players the way it should be. Football is truly the only sport where the officials can dictate the outcome of a game and facing saban one would think the game would be called one sided and it wasn’t.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 8:12 PM
 

Hmmm?

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 9:37 PM
 

This is what happens when your coach is a tight @$$ control freak

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017, 9:47 PM
 

Last year Saban chewed his fingernails into the quick . I think we got in his head .

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Saban's just a sourpuss


Posted: Dec 29, 2017, 12:01 AM
 

What can I say?

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Saban is right, and bathroom time should be more efficient


Posted: Dec 29, 2017, 5:40 PM
 

Team captains should monitor all No. 2s to make sure players are walking game film while passing their business.

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Posted: Dec 31, 2017, 10:43 PM
 

They’re saying it’s a business trip and they’re determined not to have fun and I feel for them. I have three kids, a son who’s graduating from VT in May and my favorite child my beautiful daughter that is a junior at Clemson. They’re at their schools to earn a degree. So should I tell them the fun is in accomplishing your goal and being a success that’s when you have fun? Really? What happens when you lose? An entire football season, all that work in the offseason. All those summer classes so you could take a lighter load in the fall all of that and your coach thinks so little of you as a person that you don’t deserve to have a little fun? Are the Alabama players that irresponsible? Is he afraid his captains will get caught after curfew with weed on them and a firearm? Afraid he’ll have to dole out severe punishments like suspending a star player for the first half against Kent state. Saban is about saban. Plain and simple.

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