@Chest, Yes Alabama threw the ball 30 times in the first half, Davis had 12 catches for 212 in the first half. College football is not about “Running the Damn Ball” If we had a back close to Harris I would be more encouraged but we don’t, we have a bunch of Jags, no dude Berry is not Najee Harris trust. Lake’s emphasis on a bad running game is what has me worried about next year. Especially with our mediocre at best running back room. Luckily KB is on the job and plans to bring in another 3*, Sawchuck is already off the board. How the hell do you have a manta of “Run the Damn Ball” but you don’t emphasize running back recruiting.
Our four youngest RB’s have higher upsides than Najee Harris does. Harris is a big, physical back with good vision but he peaked in high school, has lost a step since then, and isn’t very fast. You guys act like some regular ass starter for Bama is SO much better than any of our guys could ever be and you’re wrong.
Did y’all forget “RUN THE DAMN BALL” was just a troll job after the OSU game to set up more passing versus Arizona? Jimmy wants to do whatever he sees fit to win the game based on the opponents weakness which makes sense. Ohio State thought they could throw the ball on Bama until they watched Bama’s D-line and front seven whoop their O-line’s ass in pass pro and harass Fields. You have to be able to adapt between run and pass and be good at doing both. If you rely too much on either you have one paddle and once that paddle gets taken away you’re dead in the water.
We saw four games. That’s it. And the offense was clearly evolving each week. What would it have looked like in weeks 8-12 if they played a normal schedule? We have to wait until next season to find out.