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Saturday, September 08, 2007

College football thoughts

I didn't get to see the whole game, but I saw enough of Alabama to make a couple of observations.

1) Love him or hate him, Nick Saban is making a difference at Alabama. My theory: The Crimson Tide players never really had confidence in Mike Shula as head coach. Alabama players have confidence in Saban.

2) Terry Grant makes a lot of difference in Alabama. A freshman, Grant has gone over 100 yards rushing in his first two games. I realize its Western Carolina and Vanderbilt, but that's still one more playmaker in the backfield than they had in the Independence Bowl last year.

Observation II: Clemson is 2-0 but the Tigers have to be concerned about their run defense. Allowing 100 yards to Calvin Dawson is no shame since it was the former Airline star's seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game. But 102 yards to backup Frank Goodin?

Observation III: Michigan's defense is bad enough to make the Wolverines vulnerable in just about any game they play this year.


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