"'It's kind of like what we've done in the past,' Tuberville said. 'Running game first, play-action passing game. Their passing game is not one of the tops in the league, but what they do they've done it well. They're not very complex. Their running game is what has gotten them to this point.'"
I don't know how things like the passing game are measured, nor do I know where Bama ranks on that scale. All I know is that we win games.
You hear it so often it almost becomes cliche, but I agree there's a kernel of truth to it:
K.I.S.S. -- Keep it simple, stupid
How the passing game is measured...that is opening a can of worms. Unless you are really interested in delving into this type of stat tracking, I'd suggest you follow your own advice.
Here's your choices:
Take the stats after each game or the season and follow the following...
8.4 X total yards
330 X Touchdowns
200 X Interceptions
100 X Completions
Number of attempts
K.I.S.S. = looking it up on a stat sheet.
Two things I look at when it comes to our pass game. One, the % of passes completed and the overall efficiency of the passing game.
In both of those categories, we rank in the top third in conference play.
Our passing game isn't rated highly because we aren't putting a lot of yards on the stat sheet at the end of the game. But, then again, we don't have to either.
One disagreement I had with some friends who are also Arkansas fans this year is they kept talking about their passing game being ranked at the top of the conference. They were, in total yards per game.
And, we see how their season has worked itself out as well.
Last, but not least...
I can't force myself to care any less than I do right now when it comes to what Tuberville says about our team or our passing game. For that matter, anything their staff has to say as well.
It's all double talk.
Just the other day I hear Emsminger answer a question about Cody along the lines of, "he's not something we've put a lot of thought into handling."
Then, a few questions later it was, "we can run a zone toward him, we'll have to double him..."