02 October 2009
Our great national nightmare continues... there are no week one results, and week three didn't happen.
Instead, I'll use this space to relate something hilarious James Carville said last night. Tony Barnhart asked him how he became a college football fan. He replied: "How did I become a college football fan? How did I become a heterosexual?"
No further comment necessary here. Week four results after the jump.
The excitement of barely better than mediocre results! At least we're all above .500!
|LSU at Georgia
|Ga Tech at Mississippi St
||Ga Tech||Ga Tech
|Auburn at Tennessee
|USC at Cal
|Oklahoma at Miami
nxojktBama is better on offense, and better on defense. And the margin really isn't close in either place. This will be the Tide's first real road game of the season, and they'll be making the trip without Dont'a Hightower. Thankfully Bama is deep at the linebacker position, and Kentucky doesn't have the offensive weapons to take advantage of those linebackers making adjustments.
It won't be quite as easy as the Arkansas game, but Bama should win this comfortably. The 16.5 point line is probably about right. Bama should win by two to three touchdowns.
This is a classic trap game, on the road against an SEC opponent the week before a big away game against Ole Miss, with the national press slobbering all over us for strong play the first four weeks. On the other hand, Bama's coaching staff has emphasized finishing and no letdowns, certainly an effort to prevent off weeks in trap games like this one.
Nevertheless, Bama will probably have at least one letdown game this year like almost every team has almost every year. I just don't think this week is it. Even if it is our letdown week, we've got too much for Kentucky and will find a way to win in the 4th quarter. But what I really think is that there will be no letdown and we'll be watching Star Jackson and Terry Grant again in the 4th quarter. Bama covers easily.
CrumpAhh, the mytical trap game. This is a classic case for one, what with a trip to Ole Miss on the horizon coupled with an embarrassing loss to Florida by Kentucky a week ago. Fortunately, Bama has been able to come out of these types of games with a win, even if it isn't a pretty one.
Look for the Tide to continue its' business trip attitude as it descends on Lexington to face the 'Cats. It might get ugly late or it might just be ugly throughout but Coach Saban will have the guys ready to play.
I would imagine the Crimson Tide offense will look to establish the ground game after struggling with it last week. Teams will not be able to load the box against the run as long as Greg McElroy continues his stellar play.
Defensively, they will miss Dont'a Hightower but this isn't the most dynamic Kentucky team so this is a good week to experiment to see how the defense will look for the rest of the season.
Trap Game! Trap Game! Trap Game!
Any excuse to play that clip.
Kentucky's front seven cannot stop Alabama. Can't stop 'em passing. Can't stop 'em running. If the Tide is able to get out to an early lead, it could be an ugly, ugly day on the Bluegrass.
Injuries for Kentucky have further complicated their problems. They're down a starting corner and an offensive lineman. Nick Saban has finally convinced this team they must focus - ALWAYS. It'll be a laugher by just after lunch.
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