Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Idle Hands: ‘Bama Begins Uncanny SEC Schedule
The contest against South Carolina will symbolize the start of six consecutive SEC games for the Crimson Tide where the opponent will have been afforded a bye week prior to playing Alabama.
The Alabama bye week will come a week prior to the contest with LSU in Baton Rouge.
However, the LSU Tigers will also be idle the same week as the Crimson Tide.
So…are bye weeks good or bad?
29-29 following the so-called “benefit” of the bye week.
Coach Nick Saban believes the importance of an idle week is merely circumstantial.
Common knowledge would suggest that a bye week allows a team to recover from injury and regain focus. However, an off week could also put an “end” to momentum and the idle time could be detrimental to team morale.
Advantage or disadvantage one thing is certainly clear.
Since the SEC reformatted the league in 1992 to include two six-team divisions, no school has played as many “idle-week” teams as the Alabama Crimson Tide will play during the 2010 season.
Posted by The Crimson Elephant at 2:00 PM