If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this exciting episode of From the Couch, it’s that it wasn’t that bad.
Really. It wasn’t that bad. What happened here is that we played a team that had just beat the tar out of
It's been touched on elsewhere, but Lane Kiffin is a crybaby. I don't usually resort to ad hominem attacks, but really there's no other way to express it. Here's your quote (from Gentry Estes's Sunday morning blog post):
"Interesting game that way," Kiffin said. "We're the No. 2 team in the country in least penalties out of 120 teams and come down here and have eight enforced penalties and a couple declined, and they have one. We obviously have to do a better job at that when we go on the road in Tuscalooosa.
Interesting indeed. I took the liberty of watching each of those calls, and I bet Coach Kiffin isn't going to like the results.
It was ugly, but it was a win. We'll certainly have more coverage later, but I couldn't let Saturday night end without a comment of any kind. My Petrus Fortus cigar was tasty as hell, as Alabama held off Tennessee for the 12-10 victory.
Two blocked field goals by Terrence Cody, including one as time expired. Wow! There is a reason this guy was an all-american, despite numbers that wouldn't ordinarily jump off of the page at you.
This team is tired, both physically and mentally, and they will get a very deserved week off this coming weekend. Thankfully they are getting that weekend off as an 8-0 team.
This team is special, folks. Enjoy it! Roll Tide!no comments
Another great week for ME! I'm on fire right now, and hope to keep trucking this week.
The standings after last week are:
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This week's picks after the jump. no comments
I’ll be interested in watching Monte Kiffin’s opening moves in the chess match with Jim McElwain. The obvious strategy is to crowd the box to stop the Bama running game and let Greg McElroy (137.6 efficiency, 59.5%, 7.6 YPA, 1.6% picks, 189.3 YPG), whose struggles the last couple of weeks have been well-publicized, take his chances. McElwain is smart enough to be ready for that – but is Kiffin thinking a step past that, knowing that McElwain will be ready to counter a D stacked against the run?
And will McElwain think a step past that? And will Kiffin think 2.7 steps beyond that? And will McElwain be prepped for that? (Imagine this paragraph looking at its own infinite images in two mirrors. . . .)
If you've ever been to a football game featuring the Tennessee Volunteers, then you know exactly what I mean by the words, "That Damn Song." If you don't know, then count yourself lucky.
Either way, let's play a little trivia game. Here's an easy one for you:
What is the official fight song for the University of Tennessee?
ESPN's Mike Fish has written an article in which the feature is an interview with suspended SEC referree Marc Curles. While it looks like the suspension might not have been handed down prior to the interview, I have to say that I am more than impressed with the way that Curles has handled the situation.
With all of the talk this week being about white tape, jersey colors, officiating crews, and stadium music, the #1 ranked Alabama football team just keeps on working towards Saturday's showdown with the Tennessee Vols. The Tide practiced outdoors, in full pads for what will be their final practice of the week with a media viewing period.
Here's what you need to know:
No real commentary here, except to say I've juggled Texas and Florida. A huge rival - Oklahoma - at a neutral site is still better than Arkansas at home, even if Oklahoma has 3 wins against nobody and has lost to every decent team they've played. If Arkansas continues to look better, then we'll slide Florida back up to #2. We'll see.
Full poll follows:
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Dear Ohio State: beat somebody good. South Carolina doesn't drop much, and I continue my hypocrisy regarding Arkansas and Oklahoma by placing Arkansas last here. It's more of a placeholder than anything else. We'll see what they do in the near future.no comments