We are just over 24 hours away from the final game of the 2012-13 College Football season. I’m going to keep this really short. My prediction is below:
In short, Alabama will surprise with their ability to move the football on a tough ND defense. And, Notre Dame won’t score many points. I just can’t imagine a redshirt freshman quarterback in an already very mediocre offense scoring many points versus a Nick Saban coached team with a month to prepare.
Notre Dame is a hell of a football team, but they beat Pitt, Purdue, and Pittsburgh (3 OT) by a combined 9 points. Simply put, they are going to be out-classed. I expect ND’s defense to hang tough, but only for so long. Alabama pulls away in the 2nd half for a rather lopsided win. Without some huge forced turnovers in Bama territory, Notre Dame will struggle to score. In fact, I don’t believe they score a touchdown on Offense. They must win the special teams and turnover battle to have a shot in this ball game. And, I don’t even think that will happen….
Either way, this should be a fun game to watch. Both teams have excellent coaching staffs whom will undoubtedly have their squads ready to play.
Alabama 23 Notre Dame 6
PS- Why have a playoff? Because It would be Texas A&M vs Alabama in the National Championship. I’m not sure A&M isn’t the best team in the country right now.
Below, I have broken down each quarterback I feel will get a shot to play at the NFL Level. There are some others, but in the interest of time, I chose the top 4 quarterbacks to break down (and one sleeper) I will start with number 5 and work my down to the guy whom I believe will make the biggest splash in the NFL. The results and predictions are based off much film study.
, Kansas City
Tags: Aaron Murray
, film study
, Geno Smith
, Jordan Rodgers
, Tyler Bray
With the off-season for the Kansas City Chiefs just mere hours away, it’s time to start focusing on the 2013-14 season. As crazy as it sounds, I believe the Chiefs are an attractive job due to the fact that there is a lot of talent on this football team. It’s a ‘comfortable’ position for a new coach given they will likely end up just 2-14 (can only go up from here). So, what’s the top priority? 1) Head Coach 2) Quarterback.
Recently, diehard Notre Dame Fan, ‘Bear’, requested that I compose a 10 play Notre Dame Offensive Script. I’ll do 3 as the article will be way too long if I do more. In football the goal of the ‘script’ is mainly to identify how the opposing defense plans to align to certain formations, motions, and shifts. What packages do they substitute to when you bring in different personnel? Do they remain in base, or move to Nickel? For example, how will the defense react when you motion your back out to an ‘Empty’ formation. If they are in a two high shell (two deep safeties), will they check out of a two high shell when a team motions from Deuce (2*2 formation) to Trips (3*1 formation). There are a variety of questions the offense wants answered early in a game to prepare themselves to attack the defense in the best possible way. Not all teams utilize scripts, but many do. Lastly, a team does not require themselves to adhere to the script. If the third play calls for a deep passing play, and it’s 3rd and inches…the coach may very well deviate from his script in order to give himself a better third and short play call.
First off, my thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kansas City Chiefs family…specifically, the families of the victims. And, although it seems rather insignificant at this time, I’ll attempt to break down the Alabama vs Notre Dame BCS National Championship. After all, sport always seems to have a unique way to assist in the healing and mourning process.
There is no denying the fact that Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide were a very popular preseason choice to play the finale in Miami. However, the same can not be said for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. An emotional season for the Fighting Irish and star linebacker Manti Te’o will conclude with a chance to take home the BCS National Championship trophy…who would have thought? Let’s break it down!
I have followed Kansas Basketball closely for many years. I would consider myself a diehard fan. Simply put, I’ve seen Bill Self maintain and build a very successful Kansas program through recruiting and coaching. But, he’s even outdone himself with these 2012 signees. This team is getting scary good.