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Alabama Crimson Tide (official thread of Football, Fake Championships and Banjo)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    Dynasty fading? Alabama installed as underdog for first time in 73 games

    There’s been a lot of talk around college football lately wondering whether or not Nick Saban‘s Alabama dynasty is finally over. And while it’s too early to declare a verdict one way or another, it’s undeniable that the Crimson Tide armor Saban’s charges have worn into battle over the past eight seasons is beginning to show some rust.

    First, consider Alabama is just 2-5 against Top 15 opponents since Auburn’s Kick Six in November 2013. You may not have known that stat, but the sharps in Vegas do. And on Sunday they installed No. 8 Georgia, not No. 13 Alabama, as early favorites as the Tide visit Athens on Saturday.

    That ends an unprecedented streak of 72 straight games that Alabama was installed as a betting favorite. Alabama hasn’t stepped on the field as an underdog since the 2009 SEC Championship, a game the Tide won, 32-13.

    [​IMG]Brett McMurphy

    ✔@McMurphyESPN
    Georgia will open as 1-point favorite vs. Alabama says @LVSuperBook, ending Bama’s record streak of 72 consecutive games as favorite

    10:44 AM - 27 Sep 2015

    Entire article: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/09/27/dynasty-fading-alabama-installed-as-underdog-for-first-time-in-73-games/
     
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  3. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I was just clicking this thread to say they are a dog this week, and one I will most likely put some money on since Richt isn't exactly known for winning big games either.
     
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  4. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    I think we're seeing the effects of some of the rule changes in the SEC and NCAA. Saban can't be quite as ruthless with roster management as he was pre-2012, so they've been brought down a little bit talent and depth wise.
     
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think I'm with Hstead on this one. This is precisely the game Richt seems to lose once a year.
     
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  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'm pretty confident that the Dawgs finally get out of the dawghouse this weekend. Go UGA!
     
  8. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    No that would be someone unexpected like usc(e), uk, florida. I think the mutts have the sun shine on their lucky asses this week, but florida will get them as is right and proper. I won't comlain if uga supplies the butt again though. They do have the power run/statue pocket passer that saban is best at stopping.
     
  9. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    This is all bulletin board material for Saban. I see Alabama beating UGA down! UGA has the exact offense that fits into Bamas defensive strengths: a run oriented defense with a pocket passer. That plays right into Sabans hands. Saban has the most difficulty with spread teams with dual threat QBs that hurry up the offense, none of which UGA does. My money is on the Tide. Though this game isn't a solid barometer of their descent, nor will many games outside of the SEC...
     
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  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Yeah, I hope like hell they can prove me wrong, but this is the exact kind of game the Dawgs consistently seem to lose 35-14.
     
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  11. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Yeah.... Gawja plays right in to Saban/Smarts hands... the only question mark will be if Freshwater forgets he has Derrick Henry
     
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  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Kiffin? Who is that? Is he an assistant to Joey Freshwater?
     
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  13. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    my bad... i'll edit my post.
     
  14. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior


    I think they're favored simply because they've played a tougher schedule. Even the loss to Ole Miss was good preparation for a game like this.

    The upside is - if Nick Chubb comes in and really makes a statement, he would probably jump Fournette as the Heisman front runner.
     
  15. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Sad Frosty...

    SEC Head coaching records vs ranked opponents:
    • Nick Saban (Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledo): 57-37; .606
    • Les Miles (Oklahoma State, LSU): 41-24; .630
    • Steve Spurrier (Duke, Florida, South Carolina): 65-50-1; .562
    • Mark Richt (Georgia): 38-35; .520
    • Kevin Sumlin (Houston, Texas A&M): 12-10; .545
    • Gus Malzahn (Arkansas State, Auburn): 8-9; .470
    • Bret Bielema (Wisconsin, Arkansas): 12-27; .307
    • Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss): 6-11; .352
    • Gary Pinkel (Toledo, Mizzou): 18-40; .310
    • Jim McElwain (Colorado State): 0-2
    • Dan Mullen (Mississippi State): 4-26; .133
    • Mark Stoops (Kentucky): 1-8; .125
    • Butch Jones (Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee): 1-17; .055
    • Derek Mason (Vanderbilt): 0-6

    You have almost a 50/50 chance betting on Richt, the nicest guy in the SEC...
     
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