A defensive deity, inventor of the Concussion.
- Oct 4, 2004
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They had several options to choose from, but this seems to be Nate Oats and staff making a bit of a point. Sometimes people need to be reminded that The University of Alabama is the flagship of this state. It's more than a logo to Oats, it's a statement. I think it's the identity he's striving to (re)create for the program.
Call it whatever you want. Not sure how old you are but back when our program was enjoying the successful run in the 80's and 90's, it was during a time when Wimp built the program around stuff you'd likely consider "barnerish". As for the play of Oats' team, I think it speaks for itself too as it relates to auburn.
I hadn't considered that scenario. When you consider basketball coaches around the collegiate leagues taking pay cuts this season? Those are programs looking at revenue.
I'm reminded of his statement about taking what they've done and doing it at Alabama.
Yep. The thing that really stands out to me right now is the depth. Most of last year's injuries were just bad luck, but there's little doubt that Oats' blue collar style of play offers up a tad bit more chance of injuries (see Petty last year for example). It will be much easier to absorb those hits now. The other thing is, the overall influx of premium talent. As many 3's as they will shoot, there will be nights that some guys are just off. But with this roster, how often are all of them going to be off? They've got some shooters to go with some inside presence that will open up LOTS of opportunities. Early on in the season, I'm not real sure watching last year's film will be very beneficial for some opponents. Its gong to be a different team that's now able to do more with the same offense... scoring in the paint and grabbing more offensive boards (I hope anyway). Also, as a group, better ball handlers and much stronger on the defensive side. All of that has me excited.