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#20 USC vs #1 Alabama: Pre Game Thread

Discussion in 'Alabama Crimson Tide' started by Sanctus, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Sanctus

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    Finally, this week has arrived. I keep seeing the line at 10.5, which means some sense to me.

    I think Barnett starts as I just don't believe Saban will start a true Freshman. I wouldn't be shocked if the job was Jalen's though by the end of year (this is based of all reports from practice).

    My prediction is that Bama wins, 34-27
     



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    Barnett is out of the QB race. It'll either be Bateman or Hurts.
     
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    That pretty much seems to be the consensus now. I'm sure it'll be like the last couple of years and they'll both get a certain amount of series the first couple of games before a decision is made one way or the other.
     
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    I hadn't heard that. Where did you see that?

    So I guess it'll be Bateman, as I don't think there is a way for Hurts, a true freshman, to be starting the first game.
     
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    It basically happened after the 1st scrimmage of the fall camp when Barnett turned the ball over like 5 times.

    Lane Kiffin wants to start Hurts. I'm not sure who will start, but I wouldn't rule out Hurts just because he is a true freshman. He was here for bowl practice last year and has been in the program for many months vs a normal true freshman who only shows up at fall camp. Add to that his dad was his high school coach and you have an intelligent QB who understands the game.

    But I have no idea who will start.
     
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    Nor do I. However, as long as the QB doesn't lose games, I'm alright. Winning a NC with Coker just goes to show that we need a QB that makes a few plays a game, otherwise keeps the ball safe.
     
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    And Saban just said its between Bateman and Barnett. :scratch: All we've heard all camp is how bad Barnett has been and how Bateman can't throw over 20 yards
     
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    Damn, you guys are on top of things.
     
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    He has to be kidding. Surely....

    Hurts has proclaimed as the future, so why rule him out already? It's not like Bateman or Barnett can transfer this late into the game.
     
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    Well Saturday is going to be very interesting
     
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    I don't know why, but I melt every time I hear Bateman named as the starter. I melted before the game even began against Ole Miss.

    I keep telling myself to trust in Saban, trust in the staff. But I'm so sick of these fucking QB competitions and our inability to make a fucking decision.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure what to make of the announcement today. I had a feeling Bateman would start against USC and then hurts would come in, but I haven't heard anything good about Barnett all camp. But then again 2 years ago we didn't hear anything good about Blake Sims' scrimmages. I have a feeling this competition will go well into the season...
     
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    Outside QB the thing that has me most worried is the change in center so late.
     
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