Monday, August 22, 2016

4 reasons why Alabama will win the Natty this year.

#1 Nick Saban 
The guy is currently the G.O.A.T of the BCS era, enough said.

#2 Defense 
Tide defense has ranked in the top 3 in the country defensively for several years. This year will be no different, as Saban rehired one of the best defensive coaches in the country, outside of Kirby Smart, in Jeremy Pruitt. We also have amassed some of the greatest talent in the country defensively.

#3 Lane Kiffin
Lane Kiffin is the evil genius of offenses. He is like the rain man when it comes to play calling. He will have several highly talent players to run his zanny schemes. Calvin Ridley, Ardarius Stewart, Robert Foster, O.J. Howard, Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and possibly Jalen Hurts.

#4 Talent
We are loaded with several future 1st round picks. Rueben Foster, Tim Williams, Cam Robinson, Eddie Jackson, Marlon Humphrey, Deshawn Hand, Jonathan Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison to name a few.

The QB situation will not be a problem we will dominate the NCAA once again and bring the Natty home to T-town.

The Fight between Nick Saban and Kirby Smart

Nick Saban and Kirby Smart will always be an Alabama Fan's favorite coaching tandem. They struck fear in the hearts of NCAA teams across the country for nearly a decade together. Kirby created defenses that sent chills down the spines of offenses for 8 years, but it was only a matter of time before the apprentice clashed with his master. 

I will break this down and boxing references to better explain what is happening here:

Kirby Smart threw the first jab at Nick by announcing he would be leaving the dynasty they built together by taking the head coaching job with conference rival Georgia Bulldogs.

Nick Saban countered back with a hay-maker to Kirby by hiring away Jeremy Pruitt, the then Georgia defensive coach.

Kirby would swing back but miss heavily with an attempt to ruin the Natty for Nick.

Kirby would follow that up with a right cross that missed as well, when he attempted to hire away Nick's most prized asset, Scott Cochran.

Saban avoided Smart's flurry but could not avoid his low blow when Smart fired a public shot at Saban saying he would "absolutely" let graduate transfers leave Georgia to attend any school they like, even a SEC school. This was an attempt to appeal to new recruits and players seeking to leave Saban's program (Maurice Smith).

Next move is Saban's we'll have to wait and see what the master has up his sleeves.

Jalen Hurts may transfer

Jalen has destroyed the competition in three scrimmages with the Tide. Nick has yet to name him the starter. Everyone is adamant about starting Cooper Bateman, only because he played last year and I remind you played horribly. If Cooper Bateman, who has been trash this year also, gets the start and keeps the job. Jalen Hurts is too good of a player to ride the bench. He would definitely be a starter on any other programs roster. Giving how easy it is to quit these days for young players, is it far fetched to believe Hurts would leave the Tide?

Scary I know.

How many more players will Alabama lose between now and 2017?

Our Crimson Tide has lost 7 players since the wrap up of spring practice in April. The ease of transferring has allowed players who can't earn early playing time to quit and play for less powerful programs. This poses a serious problem for us because we can only start 22 players during the season. The rest will have to come off the bench. For this is not ideal, as we recruit so many 4 and 5 star head strong athletes, that coming off the bench is not an option. 

Let's break it down by position starting with quaterbacks. You can only have one. After the second game of the season Jalen Hurts will be the starter. Now you have three upperclassmen, Cooper Bateman, David Cornwell and Blake Barnett, that want be happy. I see two of these guys leaving the program seeking better opportunities before season's end.

We will break down the rest of roster for possible transfers in a later post, so stay tuned. 
How many players do you see leaving? please comment below.