Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WCU preview: Catamounts don’t amount to much against Alabama

WCU preview: Catamounts don't amount to much against Alabama
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Any time Alabama hosts a Division-IAA school, it’s hard to find good things to say about the chances of the opponent. 

In regards to Western Carolina, it’s nearly impossible. 

The Catamounts are 1-9 this season, beating Division-II Mars Hill in the opening week and dropping nine straight games since. Western Carolina has the second-worst rushing defense in D-2, the third-worst overall defense and none of its other rankings conjure anything to suggest competency. While the Catamounts rank 6th in – what else – punting, the next-highest ranking is for its pass defense, 33rd. After its rushing offense (38th), nothing else ranks above the 50s. 

In other words, this game should be a cakewalk for Alabama. If it’s not, Alabama either is in trouble for Auburn week, or the Crimson Tide decided ahead of time to play the scout team almost exclusively.
Mash here for the complete analysis.

A question was posed on TiderInsider.com this morning, wherein the poster asked about writers that cover Alabama who break down games and positions, man by man. Nobody I follow does it better than Jess.

1 comments :

pete4tide said...

Looks like a deliberate set-up game to get in extra practices for the Barn. That, and putting in the plan for UGA. This will be like a bye week.