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Lets put the debacle in Athens behind us ( we cant do anything about it and to dwell on it more just ruins my appetite).
What do we expect from the NTSU team? how do they compare to last year's group? Strengths and potential weaknesses?
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We open as 14 point favorite. I don't think they're as good as last year and Seth Lutrell's seat is warming up.

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The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

So now focus that into something positive.

UAB has an identity and a way of doing things. It works. When UAB plays well, it plays to that identity. That style may not work against teams significantly more talented than UAB, but it can win against every other team on the schedule.

It starts with being physical. You can’t out physical Georgia but if you look at the stats, or dare to replay any of the game, you will see No. 22 ran the ball mean and fast. And UAB’s line gave him some holes. Yes, they did. Against the best DL in college football. Those holes closed fast, but they were there.

UAB won 3 division titles and two championship because it had a big, mean running back who didn’t let you have many bad plays. You know what it didn’t have? It didn’t have a 5-8, 175 lb feature back.

McBride needs to be getting the bulk of the carries. Stanley needs 10 touches/targets also. Start there.
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I agree that Stanley needs to get more touches. He’s always been a playmaker when he’s in the game.
McBride looks good yesterday too. Maybe he’s had time to shake those fumbles and cobwebs off.
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(09-12-2021 02:30 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

So now focus that into something positive.

UAB has an identity and a way of doing things. It works. When UAB plays well, it plays to that identity. That style may not work against teams significantly more talented than UAB, but it can win against every other team on the schedule.

It starts with being physical. You can’t out physical Georgia but if you look at the stats, or dare to replay any of the game, you will see No. 22 ran the ball mean and fast. And UAB’s line gave him some holes. Yes, they did. Against the best DL in college football. Those holes closed fast, but they were there.

UAB won 3 division titles and two championship because it had a big, mean running back who didn’t let you have many bad plays. You know what it didn’t have? It didn’t have a 5-8, 175 lb feature back.

McBride needs to be getting the bulk of the carries. Stanley needs 10 touches/targets also. Start there.

Very good points. Hard to believe we have a running back that small still getting carries. It was a red flag to me that Brown was listed as a co-starter before the season and then actually started ahead of McBride. At best that's a coach playing mind games and at worst he doesn't know a good player from an average one. Either way is not good. J. Brown is at best the third best back on the squad and it's clear to everyone but UAB's staff.
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(09-12-2021 04:50 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 02:30 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

So now focus that into something positive.

UAB has an identity and a way of doing things. It works. When UAB plays well, it plays to that identity. That style may not work against teams significantly more talented than UAB, but it can win against every other team on the schedule.

It starts with being physical. You can’t out physical Georgia but if you look at the stats, or dare to replay any of the game, you will see No. 22 ran the ball mean and fast. And UAB’s line gave him some holes. Yes, they did. Against the best DL in college football. Those holes closed fast, but they were there.

UAB won 3 division titles and two championship because it had a big, mean running back who didn’t let you have many bad plays. You know what it didn’t have? It didn’t have a 5-8, 175 lb feature back.

McBride needs to be getting the bulk of the carries. Stanley needs 10 touches/targets also. Start there.

Very good points. Hard to believe we have a running back that small still getting carries. It was a red flag to me that Brown was listed as a co-starter before the season and then actually started ahead of McBride. At best that's a coach playing mind games and at worst he doesn't know a good player from an average one. Either way is not good. J. Brown is at best the third best back on the squad and it's clear to everyone but UAB's staff.
Might have something to do with a case of butterfingers.

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(09-12-2021 04:50 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 02:30 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

So now focus that into something positive.

UAB has an identity and a way of doing things. It works. When UAB plays well, it plays to that identity. That style may not work against teams significantly more talented than UAB, but it can win against every other team on the schedule.

It starts with being physical. You can’t out physical Georgia but if you look at the stats, or dare to replay any of the game, you will see No. 22 ran the ball mean and fast. And UAB’s line gave him some holes. Yes, they did. Against the best DL in college football. Those holes closed fast, but they were there.

UAB won 3 division titles and two championship because it had a big, mean running back who didn’t let you have many bad plays. You know what it didn’t have? It didn’t have a 5-8, 175 lb feature back.

McBride needs to be getting the bulk of the carries. Stanley needs 10 touches/targets also. Start there.

Very good points. Hard to believe we have a running back that small still getting carries. It was a red flag to me that Brown was listed as a co-starter before the season and then actually started ahead of McBride. At best that's a coach playing mind games and at worst he doesn't know a good player from an average one. Either way is not good. J. Brown is at best the third best back on the squad and it's clear to everyone but UAB's staff.

I thought McBride's 2 fumbles in the first game pretty much explained his not starting...
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Brown has 20 carries this season for 107 yards and 1 TD. That’s an average of 5.35 yards/carry.
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(09-12-2021 05:03 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Brown has 20 carries this season for 107 yards and 1 TD. That’s an average of 5.35 yards/carry.

Not a bad football player. Needs to be in the slot or out wide. If a 5-8, 185 lb guy is our best back then that's a recruiting issue.
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(09-12-2021 05:26 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 05:03 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Brown has 20 carries this season for 107 yards and 1 TD. That’s an average of 5.35 yards/carry.

Not a bad football player. Needs to be in the slot or out wide. If a 5-8, 185 lb guy is our best back then that's a recruiting issue.

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Bring on North Texas!

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(09-12-2021 05:29 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 05:26 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 05:03 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Brown has 20 carries this season for 107 yards and 1 TD. That’s an average of 5.35 yards/carry.

Not a bad football player. Needs to be in the slot or out wide. If a 5-8, 185 lb guy is our best back then that's a recruiting issue.

5'9" 187lb

I got that from the uab roster. He doesn't look 185. DD said 175 and that's probably more accurate. I wish JB was that caliber of athlete (All American football and track) but he's not. He just looks out of position.

I'm as bummed as anyone but the team has to put it behind them quickly. This five game stretch starting yesterday is the toughest since the Return. Need to get back on the winning track this weekend.

Who starts at QB?
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i am predicted a big game from the big rb against NT
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I think JB is a good player. Glad he's on our team. He's a weapon. We should get him the ball 10/12 times a game in various ways. I just think for this team to reach its potential - which is a conference championship -- McBride has gotta be the guy.
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(09-13-2021 08:16 AM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  I think JB is a good player. Glad he's on our team. He's a weapon. We should get him the ball 10/12 times a game in various ways. I just think for this team to reach its potential - which is a conference championship -- McBride has gotta be the guy.

Yup.
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(09-12-2021 05:03 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Brown has 20 carries this season for 107 yards and 1 TD. That’s an average of 5.35 yards/carry.

That's great. I don't have a problem with plays where he makes a good cut and gets six to ten yards. Two things bother me, and they are closely related. One is how often someone catches him by the arm and spins him down. The other is that we are used to seeing Spencer Brown out there consistently getting another two, three, four yards after contact.

He just does not have the size and power to be RB1 in our offense. It is not a lack of desire, effort, or heart. It's more a matter of six inches in height and fifty pounds.
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(09-12-2021 02:30 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

03-lmfao Essentially, this implies that the team that, agreeably, would be guaranteed to beat 125 other FCS teams had very little to do with UAB's performance on Saturday. Our guys were playing a team with 5* players sitting on the bench waiting their turn and 4* players are transferring to other P4 programs looking for playing time. They were bigger, faster, and just plain more bad ass.
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(09-13-2021 09:57 AM)BlazerFromMD Wrote:  
(09-12-2021 02:30 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The Georgia game sucked. It was the worst performance of the Clark era. Flush it. Don’t even watch the film.

I am not even upset at the margin of defeat. UAB isn’t ready to beat a Georgia, and neither are about 125 other teams. I am upset because the performance of yesterday wouldn’t have beaten any of the decent teams in C-USA, either. That is what was disappointing. That is on every person, coach and player, who made the trip. It should tick them off, and I am sure it does, that they brought far far far from their best effort to Athens.

03-lmfao Essentially, this implies that the team that, agreeably, would be guaranteed to beat 125 other FCS teams had very little to do with UAB's performance on Saturday. Our guys were playing a team with 5* players sitting on the bench waiting their turn and 4* players are transferring to other P4 programs looking for playing time. They were bigger, faster, and just plain more bad ass.

Of course UAB can't match UGA's talent. The winner of the game was never in doubt, even before kickoff. But I think our lack of composure contributed more to the lopsided score than our lack of talent.
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Now, back to the NT game. What's their offense like this year. How about their D?
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(09-13-2021 12:15 PM)BlazrDawg Wrote:  Now, back to the NT game. What's their offense like this year. How about their D?

Oh, come on. Let us at least dwell on the Georgia loss until kick-off. THEN we can start complaining about the coaching against UNT. 03-lmfao
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