Can the Dawgs adjust their game next season?
Here's the thang that really bothered me in the second half, Nick Saban made some changes that the dawgs could not end up matching. It became pristinely clear when the freshman qb started playing, that his style and game both were exceedingly different than what we had been playing the entire game up to that point. At what point do you go, "okay, this aint the same game we been playin, we gotta make some kind of adjustment here or were gonna get beat"? I mean, how many times did Bama need to execute the same exact plays over and over again before we should have made that mental and playing adjustment? The coaching staff still had em playin a running game against a passing game. I give the Dawgs a A+ for shutting Saban and the boys down throughout the first half. But C'mon now, that second half was a give away. The real question ,now, is will Kirby be smart enough to see when the opposing team changes over to a passing game and adjust accordingly, going into next season, or will he pull the same stubborn running game defense against a passing game?