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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. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    STAT: Missing field goals is something Alabama does more than most

    When your offense scores an average of 48.3 points per game, it’s easy to forget about the kicking game.

    But the kicking game has been Nick Saban’s albatross for his 13 seasons at Alabama.

    A missed 30-yard field goal attempt by Joseph Bulovas Saturday against Auburn wiped away the Crimson Tide’s playoff hopes. Bulovas apologized for the missed with a tweet, saying in part: “That is a kick I should make in my sleep.”

    Since Saban began coaching the Tide in 2007, Alabama kickers have missed 101 field goals — that’s the most by any Football Bowl Subdivision team in that span.

    Ten players have lined up at placekicker in those seasons, making 71% of 351 field-goal attempts. Here’s the breakdown (field-goal attempts/field-goal made):

    2007: 34/25 (74%)
    2008: 30/20 (67%)
    2009: 36/30 (86%)
    2010: 25/19 (76%)
    2011: 36/23 (64%)
    2012: 20/15 (75%)
    2013: 20/13 (65%)
    2014: 22/14 (64%)
    2015: 33/23 (70%)
    2016: 29/22 (76%)
    2017: 28/19 (68%)
    2018: 20/15 (75%)
    2019: 18/12 (66%)

    The Wall Street Journal studied the flaw in Saban’s armor and found fault in the placeholders.

    But the truth is that most teams don’t produce much more substantial results. While Rodrigo Blankenship recently became Georgia’s all-time leading scorer making 83.7% of his 92 field goal attempts, as a group, nine Georgia kickers have scored on 242 of 317 field goal attempts (76.3%) since 2007.

    Blankenship himself had a costly miss this season in the loss to South Carolina. A 42-yarder attempt would have extended the game to a third overtime.

    Despite the issues, Saban and Alabama have managed to win five national championships since 2009.

    It did nearly cost them a title in 2018 against Georgia when Andy Pappanastos’ 36-yard try sailed wide left sending the game to overtime.

    Blankenship nailed a 51-yarder in overtime, but it didn’t matter after Tua Tagovailoa heaved a 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith to win the game.

    In case you’re wondering ... the top three kicking prospects for 2020, according to 247Sports, are committed to Stanford, Ohio State and Southern Cal. None has been offered by Alabama.
    lvbuckeye, Jake, woofermazing and 4 others like this.
  2. Jake

    Jake Germans? Forget it he's rolling. ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

  3. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    Looks like real marriage material...:groove2:
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Nick Saban confirms absence of two Alabama defensive players for Citrus Bowl

    Lewis appeared in 11 games for Alabama this season after missing the 2018 season with an ACL injury. After recording 31 tackles with 11.5 TFL and six sacks, Lewis was named Second Team All-SEC. His decision to sit out of the bowl game comes as little surprise given his injury history with an NFL future potentially on the horizon. Although Lewis still has a year of eligibility available to him, he has earned his degree from Alabama and may have a chance to improve his NFL draft value in upcoming workouts and combine opportunities.

    Diggs also made it on to the Second Team All-SEC this season. The senior defensive back played in 12 games for Alabama this season and intercepted three passes, including one that was returned for a touchdown. Lewis also contributed on special teams with six kickoff returns for 117 yards.

    Alabama will face Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1, 2020.

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  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Bama still by 4TDs
    lvbuckeye and Fungo Squiggly like this.
  6. Gcashwell

    Gcashwell Junior

    I hope so, but never underestimate the ability of Bama players to not care at all about bowl games.
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    You’re right... Bama by 4TDs
  8. Swimmer

    Swimmer Please take my free art test

    I’m kind of pulling for Harbaugh, who here wouldn’t want a twitter clip of Shea on the mic saying “Wolverine Nation, We’re baaaaaaaack”
    kujirakira and gmen6981 like this.
  9. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Fuck Harbaugh, and fuck TSUN. I hope Bama wins by 40, and the rest of the B1G goes undefeated.
    buckeyboy, MaxBuck, BB73 and 6 others like this.
  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I sure as hell dont! I'm with @lvbuckeye , fuck those piss and blue wearing Walmart warriors! I hope the Bama walk ons destroy them!
  11. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    lvbuckeye and Thump like this.
  12. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    962-924. The sooner we take that from them, the better.

    Bama by any number is fine with me.
    lvbuckeye and BB73 like this.
  13. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    I'm with you on Bama by 40
    I'm almost with you on the rest of the B1G

    I'd love to see Memphis destroy PSU. Yes, I know how the talking heads will spin it vis a vis the B1G. Don't care.
  14. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    If you were a dog, I would rub your nose in it, whack you with a rolled up newspaper and throw you into the back yard. Bad Swimmer, bad bad! 8D
    sigshoota likes this.
  15. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    Fuck no. Roll damn tide. Though I will laugh my ass off at the gumps if they manage to lose to tsun.

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