Cheap seats? His job is to perform on maybe two or three plays a game. The offense and defense are responsible for 50-100 plays a game each depending on the game. I'm not saying it was the kickers fault we lost, I honestly feel the refs caused more trouble, but when your job is to perform once, twice, maybe three times a game and you fail on what is considered routine distance and difficulty, you are causing problems for the team. So let's see, a defense that has 75 times a game to mess up compared to a kicker that only has two opportunities a game, who should have more leeway? We also aren't talking about him missing 50-55 yarders. Missing extra points and anything under 40 yards of MULTIPLE occasions is not acceptable for a guy on scholarship for a Top 5 team.
Yup. Saban said post game that the punter WAS subbed in- as a RECEIVER.
They did allow Bama to substitute. Then Bama noticed they left Nix out there and he lined up in shotgun. Bama tried to get their defense back out there but Waddle did not get off the field in time. Bama got confused by everything. The crazy part is that Gus was probably just trying to keep Waddle off the field but that is the player that, due to the confusion, cost us the penalty.
Right. They allowed Bama to substitute once but the second time was not protected. Once the QB was lined up and the ball was put in play, Bama still had 12 out there. The refs did not screw Bama in that case, Bama screwed themselves.
The defense gave up 34. Two scoring drives started in Bama territory.
But they did send punter out...put him in receivers slot...to confuse bama,...it did ...bama tried to get regular D back in...but couldn’t get #17 back off field....as per NS