I think one of our biggest problems is our freakishly high staff turnover rate. It surely has hurt us in recruiting and hurt us in player development.Next year will be very telling to see if this is a bump in the road or if the end of Saban's dynasty may indeed be in sight. This is the first game we've ever looked utterly outmanned.
We're flat out a more talented team than Clemson. That part is obvious to me. Dabo Swinney is doing an A+ job seeing how he's getting more with less. He has plenty of elite players but his 2 deep isnt full of blue choppers like ours is. Hunter Renfrow would have never seen the field at Alabama and he's holding school records at Clemson.Boy, this hurt. The defense...there is just no depth there. Outside of Quinnen Williams and Anfernee Jennings, name someone who made plays yesterday? The offense...what was that abomination with 1st down and redzone play calls. We were running it all over their vaunted D-line. Tua...he was a liability last night, not that I think we had a better option. As a team, we have the talent. I think this loss is squarely on the coaching.
Major Applewhite has something to say about title of worst coordinator under Saban.We're flat out a more talented team than Clemson. That part is obvious to me. Dabo Swinney is doing an A+ job seeing how he's getting more with less. He has plenty of elite players but his 2 deep isnt full of blue choppers like ours is. Hunter Renfrow would have never seen the field at Alabama and he's holding school records at Clemson.
What really is p*ssing me off this morning is Lupoi. I'm starting to think this may be Saban's first real whiff on a coordinator hire. No adjustments at all to stop Lawrence or really anyone I've seen this year. He ran the same defense all year long and we only stopped Georgia because our players on that side stepped up. No adjustments were made whatsoever in any game I've seen. I know he's young and brand new but I better see more out of him next year or I'll be jumping on the get him out train real quick.
I think it's easier to develop a recruiter than it is to change somebody's X's and O's mindset. Football is a lot like chess - you've either got that switch in your brain that can see the flow of a play before it even happens or you don't, and that's something that seems like it can either come naturally or it can't.Major Applewhite has something to say about title of worst coordinator under Saban.
But I have to agree. Lupoi coached up some big LBs but I’m not sure he’s cut out to coach a whole defense. Problem is, he is our best recruiter by a long shot. If we lose/fire him, that hurts.
I was very surprised to see Enos leave. Seems like Alabama to Miami would be a demotion unless Saban decided to show him the door. I'm beginning to hear rumblings that Saban is very displeased with our offensive scheme this year and that Tua's playmaking ability masked a lot of inefficiencies until Clemson.Major staff shake up for the Crimson Tide football team. Not done yet I suspect. I like it.