They let Harris, Smith, and Billingsly do what they wanted, but made up for it by not pressuring Jones.

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By Mr.C on 20:40:32 01/12/21
[In reply to "Long, lousy game. Ended too late to sleep before an early flight so I gambled all night. Then had a fairly long" by Smartwater, posted at 19:31:03 01/12/21]

Just really, really baffling. I can only assume they thought going into the game our LBs were good enough in coverage, maybe better than some of our DBs, to make bama work for their passing yardage while still providing run support. And for whatever reason, when that didn’t pan out they couldn’t or didn’t think of anything else. I know we were shorthanded but I’m not sure I’ve seen a worse defensive plan since maybe the Florida title game loss.

: cross country flight. I have had a meal, I have a clearer head. Still haven't watched the tape. But, I have concluded something. Not a knee jerk reaction, either. I would demote or fire a DC for handing an already outstanding offense an avalanche of a schematic advantage for playing that defense and not running Watts, Cavazos, and Martinez out there to at least try and outnumber and/or run with those receivers. You have to take someone away. With that set up, Bama had their choice to let Harris, Smith, or Billingsly take over the game. Took nothing away and enhanced their advantages. Every play they wanted to run was there almost every time they wanted to run it.
: Absurd.

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