No, that’s not some random blog commenter chastising the Georgia coaching staff for failing to remind Josh Harvey-Clemons to bat a Hail Mary pass down at the end of the Auburn game.
It’s Howard Schnellenberger referring to the end of another Auburn game.
In an interview with WDRB in Louisville, retired coach Howard Schnellenberger said Chris Davis’ 109-yard, game-winning field goal return for a touchdown was “the greatest thing in the world” to happen to Alabama coach Nick Saban because “he needed a big serving of humility.”
“He’s been Mr. Perfect. He’s been Mr. Arrogant,” Schnellenberger said in an interview with WDRB’s Rick Bozich. “There’s no reason for that. Every coach all the way down to Little League knows that you cover that field goal.”
I actually think that’s something Richt would have done under similar circumstances, but no matter. The real point is that no coach is always perfect under pressure.
Hunh… I guess Nick Saban can’t coach, either.
The best thing about the ending to this year’s Iron Bowl is that it’ll suck most of the oxygen out of the room about Auburn’s miracle against Georgia.
And if Gus Malzahn didn’t hop on a plane for Vegas Saturday night, he’s crazy. With the giant rabbit’s foot he’s toting, a few bets on the roulette wheel would have been child’s play.
Plenty of nourishment this morning…
Nick Saban calls Mississippi State, Alabama’s opponent this week, “probably the best 4-5 team in the country.”
Nick’s not as polished as Ol’ Vince, though. Dooley would have dispensed with the “probably” and substituted the more genteel, yet ambiguous “finest” for “best”. Still, it ain’t exactly bulletin board material.
Anybody who’s buying this… well, I’ve still got that very attractive piece of oceanfront property in Hahira I’m prepared to let go to the right person on very favorable terms.
The smoke surrounding emails exchanged from Texas regents based on conversations with Saban’s agent Jimmy Sexton probably won’t change that stance, a high-ranking Alabama source said. Alabama’s higher-ups haven’t felt leveraged by Sexton despite the outside interest Saban has garnered in recent years, according to the source, who qualifies past talks with Sexton as productive and civil. The Texas job was not part of past discussions, according to the source.
I think we’re all agreed that, whatever else one might say about Nick Saban, he’s not a stupid man. He doesn’t engage Jimmy Sexton’s services because he thinks it’s neat to have an agent. Sexton’s not stupid, either. Texas wasn’t put on the table because Sexton likes to talk about the great barbeque brisket he gets when he visits Austin.
“Alabama’s higher-ups” can deny feeling leveraged all they want. Jimmy Sexton knows better.
As John Pennington points out, one of the dumber tactical moves we’ve seen this season is players calling out Alabama in one form or fashion.
Speaking of Alabama, here’s a tip for teams going up against the Tide — zip your lips. Earlier this season Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace said his team could “put points on them… I think we can put points on anybody.” Final score: Alabama 25, Ole Miss 0. Three weeks ago Tennessee referred to Alabama as “the red team” in practice. AJ McCarron said his team took that as an insult. Final score: Alabama 45, Tennessee 10. Last week LSU receiver Jarvis Landry said of Bama: “Nobody is invincible. Not team is invincible and no defense is invincible.” Final score: Alabama 38, LSU 21. The lesson is clear — shut up. People talk about teams having “swagger” — the most overused word of the 21st century — and showing that swagger with their tough talk. Well, other teams’ swagger hasn’t helped them much against Alabama this season. It’s better to talk after you’ve proved yourself than before.
I take it Ohio State’s Evan Spencer doesn’t read John’s blog.
Grab that knife and fork and go, folks.
Another day of tasty bits…
- Aaron Murray makes his 50th consecutive career start this Saturday. As impressive as that is, it’s even more impressive when you realize that he’s the only quarterback in the SEC East to have started every game this season.
- Gary Danielson explains the secret to beating Alabama.
- Really bad call by the officials in last night’s Ohio-Buffalo game. Even worse, it wasn’t reviewable.
- Chris Brown does his usual great job with this piece about Baylor’s offense. I love this quote from West Virginia’s defensive coordinator describing the loss to Baylor: “unlike anything I’ve ever been associated with in my entire life. It was just catastrophic in a lot of ways to our psyche.”
- For the head coach of an 8-1 team, Gus Malzahn doesn’t seem to be having a fun week.
- Dan Mullen’s understatement about defending Texas A&M: “You say we’ll put two guys on Manziel and two guys on Evans, but then there are seven on the other nine and we’re two short. That could be a problem.” Yeah, that could.
- “Boyd, as well as prosecutors, said that he incorrectly identified the person who helped move the woman, raising eyebrows since Boyd and Carta-Samuels had been Vanderbilt teammates for three seasons by that point, making the chance that he, as a receiver, might misidentify his own quarterback seem curious to some.” Then again, maybe that explains why Vanderbilt’s offense struggles at times.
- Shawn Williams is on the sidelines at the Georgia-Florida game and Corey Moore plays his best game of the season. Coincidence?
Is Jimmy Sexton the Nick Saban of coaches’ agents, or is Nick Saban the Jimmy Sexton of agents’ coaches?
Twitter is more shit that Nick Saban doesn’t have time for.