- Feb 17, 2006
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Alabama football is within itself it's own worst enemy.
Probably shouldn't reply to my own post but I really think this is something the GOAT has to figure out if he wants to make one more run. I am not saying this is going to be easy. Heck one of the best defenses I ever saw play was the one that gave up 35 points to Clemson in the 2017 NC. I blame most of that on the ineffectiveness of the offense however. Not that I am bitter or anything....
These two tie into each other. Many people rely on those crap non-conference games as the only ones they can afford to go to. If you can only go to a game every few years or so, these give you a chance to save money and go to what should be an easy win to enjoy the experience. I do think we need to cut back on the crap games, but keep at least 1 later in the season for folks to go to easier.
Coach Smith was ahead of his time. His offense was a West Coast style, using backs as receivers and implementing Wing T principles in short yardage/goalline. The '89 season was perhaps his best example. Coach Curry was just different. I was closer to OL Coach Jim Fuller, he was the one that recruited me. Quick background on me, I was a walk on QB that was offered a walk on spot after hurting my throwing shoulder during the 3rd game of my senior season. Coach Smith was my position coach, so we spent A LOT of time together. I will say this about the Smith/Curry combo. Curry let Smith run his offense his way and he also allowed input from assistants. Non travel guys went from being tortured at 6am on Fridays by Coach Wingo and staff, to having our own scrimmage for 65-70 plays, before showering and going to class.
Well, we know that isn't happening. I hold out hopes that the engineers can work their magic like they did to The Joe. The Joe went from being a dump with 3-4 bandaids, additional bleachers jammed in a tight area and bottom of the conference, to Top 3-4 stadiums in the conference. Fingers crossed for Coleman!!
Curry Strikes me as a very NFL esque type of guy... which is not surprising considering his background.