In this episode Tom and Dave from the Alabama Football Podcast breakdown the Tide’s win over the LSU Tigers.
Turn it Up
In many regards, Alabama played like Alabama has been playing most of the season. However, the results were a little muted or turned down due to the caliber of the opponent. We predicted early on that LSU might be the best defense the Tide would face all season and, to this point, that proves to be correct.
The Tide still blended run and pass – with a stronger lean towards pass – and continued to distribute the ball well, with 7 players catching passes including a TE and RB.
Loosen it Up
On the other hand, Alabama played a little tight and certainly shortened the bench. Senior receivers previously seeing their roles shrink were cast into leading roles, and a running attack manned primarily by only a pair of backs – excluding a more active Jalen Hurts.
Tune into the show to see our treatment on the running game and perhaps our single largest surprise when it comes to how the backs were deployed.
Yet again Alabama fans had to watch as three significant defensive contributors were forced out of the game due to injury. This is in addition to at least 3 players already lost for the season, amongst a host of others who have missed game action.
Check out our breakdown as to how the Tide can overcome the loss of 4 linebackers down the stretch.
Ever wonder who might qualify as the most underrated 1st round draft pick is on this year’s Tide roster? Then you’ll want to catch this discussion.
Mini Game balls
Anyone can read a headline, but which players contributed in more subtle ways to the Tide’s fortune?
Alabama’s Next Opponent
Next up for Alabama is a visit to Starkville for the always tough Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Kick After – a ‘lil nugget that didn’t make the show
I’ll spare everyone the elaboration, but suffice it to say that LSU fans really don’t like the whole corndog shtick, which personally makes it all the more fun.
We hope you’ll check out the Podcast and in the meantime, Roll Tide!
photo courtesy Vasha Hunt