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NCAA Football: Alabama at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, we did our return Q&A with Brian Goodison and the crew at Shakin’ the Southland. Go check it out, and feel free to drop some opinions in the comments or address counterpoints.

Here’s an excerpt below, but there’s plenty more you can add, I’m sure. And, in case you missed STS’s breakdown of their squad, here ya’ go: Good, candid assessment from Brian, as usual.

STS: What's your big concern from Clemson's offense in this game?

RBR: Besides pick plays? (I kid...not really...I kind of mean it.) Seriously, the key to beating Alabama, aside from a having a stifling defensive line, has been, remains, and will likely always be about having an accurate quarterback that can extend plays and hit vertical passes. Deshaun Watson was about the worst possible matchup for a Nick Saban defense. Not only did he possess a skills set uniquely tailored to beat Alabama, he also had some of the best performances of his career when it mattered the most. Kelly Bryant has that mobility in spades, and he has the big arm you'd fear. He's not a generational talent like Watson is, but that doesn't mean he can't be put in position to succeed...

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    The worst monster of history
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  • 45%
    A force that can be contained, provided the secondary communicates and executes.
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    ...well, he’s no Mike Williams, that’s for sure.
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    Somewhere in between.
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