Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Western Carolina/Alabama: Back to basics for Tide

While the schedule shows that Alabama plays Western Carolina this Saturday, most will tell you that Alabama has a date with discipline and fundamentals this Saturday.

The Crimson Tide, 9-1 overall and No. 4 in the BCS, will need to sharpen the “basics” if they want to accomplish something of major significance this season.

LSU and Texas A&M are two very fine football teams, but lack of discipline, especially on the defensive side of the football, almost cost Alabama back-to-back games. In order to move forward in a positive way, the Crimson Tide must return to the essentials that once propelled them to the nation’s highest ranking.

Nick Saban coaches and preaches a certain “standard” of performance, and when that standard is not met, Alabama can look like a very average football team. The second half at LSU, and the first quarter against Texas A&M, are the most obvious examples.

Western Carolina, out of the Southern Conference, will enter the contest with Alabama with a record of 1-9. Their lone victory of the 2012 campaign came in the first game of the season against Mars Hill. While a Catamount loss to the Crimson Tide is inevitable, this game for Alabama is not about who they play…but rather how they play.

The first game of the “new” Alabama football season begins Saturday morning…

Alabama 49
Western Carolina 0

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