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Alabama vs Clemson

Alabama
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Voting closed: January 07, 2019, 10:11:02 am


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National Championship Poll
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:11:02 am »

Who ya got and why...
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 10:14:50 am »

Lawrence is different in terms of talent.  He'll threaten Bama vertically.  But I can't see Saban losing to a true Fr QB.  Lawrence is mobile enough but not a big threat to make big plays running.  I do think Clemson has been prepping for this game since the buttkicking they took last year.  It will be competitive. 

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:21:13 am »

Bama probably wins but it'll be a close game. Would love to see Clemson pull it off.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 11:02:02 am »

Cheering for Clemson, but I think Bama wins in a very close battle. May even go into OT.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 11:02:36 am »

Bret Venables is going to have the scheme to shut down Tua. There's no way Bret Venables allows the running game to get cranking up for Bama. If a Bama player is running down the sideline Bret Venables is going to tackle him. Bret Venables is going toe to toe with Saban ( even though Bret Venables is just an assistant coach) and coming out on top. Bret Venables is the ginchiest

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 11:51:33 am »

Bret Venables is going to have the scheme to shut down Tua. There's no way Bret Venables allows the running game to get cranking up for Bama. If a Bama player is running down the sideline Bret Venables is going to tackle him. Bret Venables is going toe to toe with Saban ( even though Bret Venables is just an assistant coach) and coming out on top. Bret Venables is the ginchiest
Didnít know GoHogs1091 was also LR Randy.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 12:31:56 pm »

Lawrence is different in terms of talent.  He'll threaten Bama vertically.  But I can't see Saban losing to a true Fr QB.  Lawrence is mobile enough but not a big threat to make big plays running.  I do think Clemson has been prepping for this game since the buttkicking they took last year.  It will be competitive.

Fair or not, compared to Deshaun Watson Lawrence is a statue.  You give the Alabama Defense a (fairly) stationary QB and watch the carnage. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 12:32:34 pm »

Bret Venables is going to have the scheme to shut down Tua. There's no way Bret Venables allows the running game to get cranking up for Bama. If a Bama player is running down the sideline Bret Venables is going to tackle him. Bret Venables is going toe to toe with Saban ( even though Bret Venables is just an assistant coach) and coming out on top. Bret Venables is the ginchiest

This is pure gold! 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 12:33:53 pm »

Didnít know GoHogs1091 was also LR Randy.
This is better known as the (Rudy) Baylor (and company) effect....
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 12:44:16 pm »

I think Alabama will win the game, as Clemson is good enough to bring out the very best in the Tide. Most teams aren't. After jumping OK to the tune of 28-0, it appeared to me as if Bama let off the gas and just got bored. It can be very hard for any team, even as talented as Alabama, to mash that peddle back down.

I do not think, not for a minute, that Alabama will find playing Clemson "boring."
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 12:47:26 pm »

Vote write in......Frito Pie.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 01:22:02 pm »

Alabama, because they have Saban. If Clemson had Saban I'd pick them. Clemson can now go toe to toe with talent and depth, minus QB probably. I see a 41-38 type score down to the wire thriller.
That said, I'm pulling for Clemson, unless Nick promises to retire with a win.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 01:54:29 pm »

I'm not only pulling for Clemson, but think they will win the game
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 01:56:06 pm »

I'm conflicted.  I like Dabo and Clemson but will probably pull for Bama just to see the comedy from GoHogs once Clemson loses. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 01:57:46 pm »

Bret Venables is going to have the scheme to shut down Tua. There's no way Bret Venables allows the running game to get cranking up for Bama. If a Bama player is running down the sideline Bret Venables is going to tackle him. Bret Venables is going toe to toe with Saban ( even though Bret Venables is just an assistant coach) and coming out on top. Bret Venables is the ginchiest
Any thoughts on Perry Maxwell?
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 02:18:19 pm »

I'm conflicted.  I like Dabo and Clemson but will probably pull for Bama just to see the comedy from GoHogs once Clemson loses.
well it sure won't be Bret Venables fault I can gar-on-t it.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 02:23:56 pm »

well it sure won't be Bret Venables fault I can gar-on-t it.

And you can gar-on-t it since Bret Venables does not coach at Clemson.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 02:25:11 pm »

And you can gar-on-t it since Bret Venables does not coach at Clemson.
sshh. I'm fishin.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 02:37:58 pm »

Clemson was embarrassed vs Bama last year. They have something to prove. The oddsmakers say Bama by 6-7. The sports commentators say Bama. Clemson feels disrespected.

Bama won last year -- won two out of three years now -- and Saban has won six championship. In other words, the game has become old hat -- they would love to win, but not sure the fierce motivation is there having won last year.

Clemson's entire DL came was eligible to go to the NFL last year, and they came back with one goal in mind -- winning a championship. I think they do it this year.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 03:10:06 pm »

Itís going to be a good game and Clemson has a good chance to beat them.  However, Bama is dang good.  I think if they played ten times Bama would win at least seven.  I expect that weíll see a score in the 28-24 or 38-27 range.  Again though, it wouldnít shock me to see Clemson win.  Whatís going to be beautiful about this game is that you will have four elite lines squaring off.  My one caveat is, if they make Lawrence look like a freshman and get a few turnovers, Bama could roll them. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 03:24:31 pm »

Clemson cause I am sick of Bama so until they don't it's Clemson.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 03:32:48 pm »

Clemson
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2019, 03:42:08 pm »

Who ya got and why...
Clemson. Trevor Lawrence is the best QB I have seen period. I believe if he was available for the NFL draft, he would be the number one pick today. He's that good. He's also surrounded by elite playmakers and a nasty defense. They're well coached. They're ready...now try not to get blown out! I have a reputation to uphold.  ;)
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 03:52:22 pm »

Clemson can win this one.

This game is close across the board. For the most part it is strength against strength, so who blinks first? Who gets the lucky bounce?

Will be fine whoever wins. I like what Dabo has done to turn Clemson into a top program (and not just on the field).

But if I had to bet my house, I'd go with the Tide.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2019, 03:57:37 pm »

Bama, #13.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2019, 04:22:38 pm »

If you gave me a Clemson hat I would wear it.  Iím a big fan of Trevor Lawrence.  Should be another good game.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2019, 04:29:42 pm »

Frito pie
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2019, 04:38:02 pm »

If I were betting I would say Bama. However. Clemson matches up well. They have a dominating DLine that put pressure on Tua without help. Both teams have good Olines. Both teams obviously have great QBs.

One thing Bama is not great at is corner. Clemson is going to pick on that freshman corner like a itchy scab. Another thing is placekicking. They've had some issues with that.

And like some said. Clemson just wants it more. Saban or not, he can't play on the field. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2019, 04:38:11 pm »

Double digit win for Alabama. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2019, 04:48:38 pm »

The defensive lineman from Clemson that was suspended in the ND game for PED (however slight the detection was), was he suspended just for the ND game, or for this AL game too?
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 04:51:48 pm »

The defensive lineman from Clemson that was suspended in the ND game for PED (however slight the detection was), was he suspended just for the ND game, or for this AL game too?

Shouldn't be an obvious difference either way.  Clemson's DL is fantastic regardless.

I think Clemson is more complete.  Baring a bunch of turnovers or injuries, I think Clemson will win a close one. 
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2019, 11:35:07 pm »

I think Bama wins this by 10-14 points. Clemson's pass defense is very porous & will get torched by Tua. Clemson will get some points but I can't see them outscoring Bama. The Tide wins 35-24 or 35-21.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 12:51:32 am »

I think Bama wins this by 10-14 points. Clemson's pass defense is very porous & will get torched by Tua. Clemson will get some points but I can't see them outscoring Bama. The Tide wins 35-24 or 35-21.
Clemson is 18th in the nation in pass yards allowed. They have given up 11 TD's through the Air.
Alabama is 13th in the nation in PYA. They have given up 17 TD's through the air.
Not a lot of difference between the two.
Bama does rank high in Passing Offense at 7 while Clemson is at 28.
Rushing-Clemson dominates Bama in both Offense (9) and defense (3) against the rush. Bama rush O (36) rush D 18.

Clemson's ability to run the ball will open up the pass. Clemson's D can shut down the Bama run and if they do that and Bama primarily goes to the pass, Bama will lose. Clemson +6 is a gift but I'll go money line at +180.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 01:05:14 am »

The defensive lineman from Clemson that was suspended in the ND game for PED (however slight the detection was), was he suspended just for the ND game, or for this AL game too?

As I understand it all 3 of the Clemson players who tested positive are banned from play for the remainder of this season and all of next season. Two are Juniors and will probably declare for the draft the 3rd is a Frosh and will lose a year.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 03:53:23 am »

I just think it's Dabo's turn
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 03:57:41 am »

can we get a "well check" on gohogs?

in before he breaks down the whole season for both teams, how much ice (actual numbers of cubes) in the gatorade buckets and an honorable mention to Clint Conque.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 06:03:47 am »

I want BAMA to win by something like 52-20 with the 20 coming with 2 late 4th quarter tds against the subs.  Highly unlikely to happen though.  As Holtz would say, Clemson isn't the Little sisters of the Poor.

Unless you've been old, you cannot understand what Saban feels.  I understand old.  He clearly knows that he may never get another chance to play in this game.  Dabo cannot understand this, he too young. 

If either team flinches, other team gonna jump.  Barring mental letdown by either team, I see close game with BAMA winning and covering the spread.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2019, 06:16:51 am »

I would like Clemson to win for a couple of reasons:

1. I hate Alabama more than any other program.
2. I believe it would help with recruiting. CCM can point to this Clemson team and tell recruits, "that is what we are going to look like."

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2019, 09:23:07 am »

I would like Clemson to win for a couple of reasons:

1. I hate Alabama more than any other program.
2. I believe it would help with recruiting. CCM can point to this Clemson team and tell recruits, "that is what we are going to look like."
It would be good for all of college football to see the God-King bleed.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2019, 09:26:36 am »

Fair or not, compared to Deshaun Watson Lawrence is a statue.  You give the Alabama Defense a (fairly) stationary QB and watch the carnage.
If there is a single factor that will determine the outcome I agree it will be can Bama get pressure on Lawrence with 4 to 5 men.
I think this is difference Bama by 10.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2019, 05:16:39 pm »

Bama

Clemson is not able to line up and beat Bama.  However, if Bama has a couple turnovers or penalties that kill their drives and/or extend ones for Clemson then they could be beaten.

Clemson can't line up and beat Bama ... but Bama can lose if they hurt and beat themselves.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2019, 05:26:05 pm »

The only thing that really irks me is Butch Jones grinning like a fool on Alabama's sideline acting like he had something to do with them winning.  Dude is a jack a$$.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2019, 05:28:52 pm »

The only thing that really irks me is Butch Jones grinning like a fool on Alabama's sideline acting like he had something to do with them winning.  Dude is a jack a$$.
He's a saint compared to some of the coaches who have gone through Nick Saban's Cheating Coach Halfway House & Career Rehab Service.
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2019, 05:29:52 pm »

Who ya got and why...

Alabama

Because they are Alabama.
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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2019, 05:38:16 pm »

He's a saint compared to some of the coaches who have gone through Nick Saban's Cheating Coach Halfway House & Career Rehab Service.

Butch is a goob. Glad he finally has something to celebrate.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2019, 05:47:47 pm »

Butch is a goob. Glad he finally has something to celebrate.


haha.. of course he is...
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2019, 05:49:07 pm »

Bama 31
Clempson  28
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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2019, 05:51:26 pm »

This one makes his face even more punchable lol



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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2019, 07:03:05 pm »

Bama

Clemson is not able to line up and beat Bama.  However, if Bama has a couple turnovers or penalties that kill their drives and/or extend ones for Clemson then they could be beaten.

Clemson can't line up and beat Bama ... but Bama can lose if they hurt and beat themselves.
Thatís exactly whatís going to happen...Clemson is gonna line up and run all over Bama.

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Re: National Championship Poll
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2019, 07:17:14 pm »

Bama does to Clemson what they've done to everyone else.  Bama by 17. All out blitzkrieg on the young QB. Chinks in armor finally appear.
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