It is not uncommon for one or two semi-final opponents to appear in an ordinary opponent, but, of course, this college football season has nothing in common.
Only used for the schedule of the meeting, and the fact that Notre Dame de Paris attended the meeting is enough to prove this point. In the absence of comparisons between these apples, film research has become particularly important for the construction of Notre Dame in Alabama in the Rose Bowl (released in Texas).
In a video conference interview on Monday morning, several Irish players, coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees left a deep impression on Alabama until Friday afternoon at 3pm CT in Arlington.
There is at least one comparison with the former common opponent, who shares the same style with the first-ranked Crimson Tide. The fact that Notre Dame played in Georgia in 201
Notre Dame de Paris said: “There are some similarities.” “This is a different defense. Also, if you look back and study the past in Alabama, you will find the similarities with Georgia in the 17-19 years. There is a lot more. Of course there is some carryover. I’m not saying that there is no. But you mentioned that it’s fun, because entering the game, this is what I expected, hey, it looks a lot like Georgia.
Having said that, he pointed out that this is by no means a mirror image. In addition, Notre Dame de Paris and the Bulldogs lost both games, 20-19 in 2017, and 23-17 last fall. Quarterback Ian Book said that he also believes that Alabama’s defense is similar to Georgia’s defense.
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Clemson is another peer that both teams have seen in recent years. Alabama faced the Tigers in the National Championship for the last time to end the 2018 season-an embarrassing 44-16 loss. The Irish faced Clemson twice this year, winning 47-40 overtime at home, and then losing 34-10 in the ACC championship.
“Alabama keeps it more, I don’t want to say simple, but Clemson has some very strange plans,” said Ben Skovoronek, the recipient of Notre Dame Cathedral. “So you never know what you will get for every one-third drop. But obviously they both have excellent defensive players. They have a lot of future advantages in defense. Therefore, the Clemson team and Alabama The talent levels of the state teams are very similar.”
Kelly provided a basic reconnaissance report and said that they followed Nick Saban’s model and built a huge physical defensive line with sports guards. Kelly said: “Patrick Surtain is the best corner we have ever seen.”
On offense, he called Alabama “electric” and pointed out that it “scored bushels and a few bushels.” The Irishman’s game with the ball is different.
Kelly said: “So I don’t think we are attacking the Princeton corners, but trying to attack. Traditionally this is a possession attack.” “So in terms of our inability to join the game and change our identity, this It’s still something we must consider, but a good part of it is that this is our DNA this year.”
Kelly also mentioned the fact that Georgia and Miss Ole can control the ball in Alabama. They are two of the three teams that stick to the trend.
“We want to control the ball,” Kelly said. “We need to run football. Depending on who we are and how we operate this year, we will have to control the ball more effectively than in the last game.”
The Irish made 30 nets with Clemson in Charlotte’s rematch loss, with a net score of 44 yards. For the ground game ranked 20th in FBS, this is the lowest overall hit rate (over 100 yards).
Given that Alabama averaged 49.7 points per game, will this add to the burden of Notre Dame’s attack?
Running back to Kyren Williams (Kyren Williams) said: “I don’t think there is much pressure.” “We are just playing games and being true to who we are. This is our offense. We will be able to supplement our defense for They provide more breathing space-more breathing space for the game.”
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Alabama’s defensive speed impressed the receiver Skovoronek. Surtain’s movie stands out.
“I think it started with his feet,” Skowronek said. “His feet are very good and reflect the route. But if you combine it with his height and athleticism, it will make him a top cornerback prospect for the upcoming NFL draft. He has everything tangible. I I am very happy to be there on Friday to compete with him.”
Rees, the backup quarterback who lost Notre Dame to Alabama in 2012, said that he thinks Alabama has good defensive capabilities.
Reese said: “They are very structurally sound.” “Their players have extremely high IQs. When you give them a different appearance, they can adjust and check. This is the hallmark of a well-trained team. And it’s great to deal with anyone we’ve played with, which shows how much they have adjusted on the basis. From a personnel point of view, to be honest, for me, this started with (Surtain) possibly with me every year It’s as good as we’ve seen in college football games. We played them in ’12 and they did have a good corner kick, Di Millner.
After entering the highest level of the team, the Notre Dame team lost 42-14 in the BCS Championship. The Irishman is a three-point weaker this time because he is fourth in the playoffs and has low expectations.
Williams, who ran back, said it was very motivating.
“Not everyone in the world believes in us. It doesn’t matter, because we don’t want anyone to believe in us,” he said. “As long as we have a team and a coaching staff, just like everyone in the building believes in us, we know what we can do. We will go there on Friday, do what we do best, and follow Notre Dame’s Football standards are played.
“Being the weak is not new to us. We will continue to prove to the world who we are.”
Michael Casagrande is a reporter for the Alabama Media Group.Follow him on twitter @ByCasagrande Or on Facebook.