- Jul 15, 2006
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This is the least excited I've been for a spring in years.
Tino was Quality Control at 12rc last year and since his position doesnt seem to have been determined yet, I would assume he has some type of position that will allow him to "coach" up the qb's some...Tito Sunseri has to be the one. Saw video of yesterday’s first workout and Tito was side by side with Sark coaching up the QBs.
Im pretty sure I saw him on video coaching up the QB's... So you're probably right. RTRTino was Quality Control at 12rc last year and since his position doesnt seem to have been determined yet, I would assume he has some type of position that will allow him to "coach" up the qb's some...
Saban often gets the titles incorrect when he refers to the staff.. (like calling Butch an intern last year) so he may be referring to GA since Vinnie is a GA and who knows what Tino's position will be.
Coming off of an absolute thrashing in the national championship, the worst loss we've had in years, tons of guys gone (NFL, transfers, etc.), tons of coaches gone, very underwhelming replacement hires. Not much to get fired up for yet.C'mon man... You can still send Jalen a postcard. It's spring practice baby get fired up!!! RTR
From his first stint in Tuscaloosa to his time in Tallahassee and Knoxville and we're seeing it again...Sunseri has always been one to run his drills with the attitude "the faster the better" but with a strong emphasis on "doin' it right" (which is his way of stressing assignment.)Pretty funny to watch our new OLB coach in action... Dude has the build of Norm from Cheers! He tells freshman Kevin Harris "That ain't fast enough.. I don't know where you're from but just letting you know" lmao
@BamaBoyJosh Here's one of the areas I see two of the new staff hires as improvements. I'm expecting to see the Tide defense leave the "find ball, get ball" style that was taught by Kulgowski and Tosh and return more to a focused, assignment football scheme with Baker and Sunseri.
Chaotic and foolish and we still finished 14-1? How's that possible? A lot of hyperbole here despite the Clemson game.That might help explain our LBers being out of position all year. If you don't stay home with the spread offenses they destroy you. The question is why there was no in-season adjustment to a strategy that was both chaotic and foolish?
Chaotic and foolish and we still finished 14-1? How's that possible? A lot of hyperbole here despite the Clemson game.
That might help explain our LBers being out of position all year. If you don't stay home with the spread offenses they destroy you. The question is why there was no in-season adjustment to a strategy that was both chaotic and foolish?
I saw breakdown after breakdown that was obviously coming because we weren't matching up with the opponent's schemes. I've also read a few articles that stated that Golding actually called the plays on defense last year. I personally thought Golding was terrible at his job last season with the ILBers and yet Golding is the only one that comes out of it with a promotion and about the only one left with a job. This is the most unsure I've been about an Alabama defense since Nick arrived.
I've got to agree with Greg here: hyperbole has taken '18 to an extreme.A lot of hyperbole here
I've got to agree with Greg here: hyperbole has taken '18 to an extreme.
I'm curious. When it came to the plays being called on defense last season, how much do you know about how they were called in? There were issues with communication. That's been covered in depth. Yet, all of these communication issues are being heaped on Golding. Why?
The OC calls in a play and the QB audibles. It's a horrible call. The OC gets the blame.
The DC calls in the play and it's changed when the offense calls their audible (let's assume it's a RPO.) That change is made from the sidelines, but it's all on the DC in the booth because he constructed the game plan (versus calling it, mind you.)
Sensitivity. A trait I don't possess. And certainly not when it comes to differing opinions on football.What I implied is, did Golding call the plays? Do you know the answer to that question? And how do you have issues with communications all season and it's worse at the end of the year than the beginning? Did Golding and Lupoi share these responsibilities to the point there wasn't one defining voice? I think your sensitivity is getting in the way of some folks issues with the defense.
You're mixing up a few things into one paragraph here. But, I'll manage.I for one do NOT believe we had a talent issue with Wilson and Moses. If Wilson didn't have the intellectual dexterity to call plays, let someone else do it. If anything with their speed and talent and experience it should have been a strength. Coach Saban fired/let go a lot of assistant coaches, so it starts with coaching and probably should end there. Which brings us back to the ILBers getting beat too much, particularly with spread concepts. And again, exactly who was trying to do all this defensive communication that didn't happen from the sidelines? Which brings me back to Golding.
Every. single. one. Except maybe Sunseri. It's just the way I feel. Right or wrong, I'm severely underwhelmed by almost every coach that was brought on staff, especially on offense.Care to break this statement down a little more? Who are you seeing as "underwhelming" when compared to who they replaced? And why?
I think this was a reason most were excited about Moses... He was a freakish RB prospect early in his career, turned freaking LB prospect which brought hopes of speed and athleticism. Obviously he has those qualities, but came up short of being mentioned as one of those elite Bama LB's.I don't care what team you look at, whether it be in the league or in college football, how often do you find interior linebackers with the speed and agility to cover wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends? The numbers are small to begin with. We've seen one that excelled: CJ. The other have struggled which isn't a surprise. It's a mismatch every day and one offensive coaches look to exploit. There is a talent issue at hand when there are a few, even though they are a select few, who can cover the RB's and WR's.
That doesn't make sense to me based on what you've said in the past. When we were discussing Locks as OC his offenses at former schools were pointed to, and appreciated, for the schemes they brought to the field.I'm severely underwhelmed by almost every coach that was brought on staff, especially on offense.
You're wrong.Every. single. one. Except maybe Sunseri. It's just the way I feel. Right or wrong,
"There are no feelings in football."
My feelings on Sark aren't a secret, man. It is so pointless to get into that debate again. You know I think he is a terrible play caller.That doesn't make sense to me based on what you've said in the past. When we were discussing Locks as OC his offenses at former schools were pointed to, and appreciated, for the schemes they brought to the field.
But, even with a better career record, Sark is under impressive when Locks was? Two different standards, right?
Based on what the players have said, relayed to me by a few parents, the DL room is light years better today than it was a year ago. Having two versus one defensive backs coach—with a team spending so much time with five or more defensive backs—is a move I can't can see as anything other than an improvement.
There are a few moves that I looked at as lateral, but the clock is ticking so we'll see. Right now, there's nothing but feelings to judge a few on...
"There are no feelings in football."