Thursday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are steaming and ready to go…

  • Maybe Tommy Bowden can explain why he thinks it’s necessary to chew over his departure from Clemmins in public now, because I can’t think of a single good reason for it.
  • Elkon upbraids Mark Bradley’s “best coaches” post here.  What I keep wondering when I see these lists – if Brian Kelly is as good a head coach as many people think he is, why didn’t Tennessee take a serious look at him?
  • Jerry is right about this.  If Tyrik Rollison is the best quarterback Chizik’s got, he’d be foolish not to play him, given what the rest of the roster of QBs Auburn’s got to deploy looks like.  Will there be some short term liabilities?  Sure, but it’s not as if the Tigers are a likely bet to be playing in Atlanta this year anyway.
  • The shocking part of this is not that it happened, but how clumsy the high school appears to be about how it went about its business.
  • Rest assured, if there’s one website I won’t ever link to, it’s this one.


Filed under Academics? Academics., College Football, Gene Chizik Is The Chiznit, Tim Tebow: Rock Star, Tommy Bowden: Male Model

9 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Richt-Flair

    Brian Kelly wasn’t a sexy pick. Kiffin, more importantly his aging daddy, now that’s got pizzazz.


  2. Bulldog Bry

    Brian Kelly didn’t have a master plan that involved secondary violations and shirt-ripping.


  3. JasonC

    Kelly doesn’t have that “Jackass Appeal” in which doing stupid stunts endears him to a sophomoric audience.


  4. Nick Saban

    Anyone who ranks me in college football’s Top 5 is nuts. Here, let me show you game film from LA-Monroe ’07 and last year’s Sugar Bowl. See that “coaching”? Sucks, right?


  5. Coastal Dawg

    Did anyone see David Hale’s post today about what our players say will turn this year’s defense around?

    Reshad Jones says, “”I would say just turnovers period. As far as fumbles, knocking the ball out, interceptions, the overall turnovers.”

    “Knocking the ball out”!!!!!!!

    How about wrapping up and making a freaking tackle ?

    If he and the coaches haven’t figured that out yet, it will be a long, high-scoring season.


    • RedCrake

      I agree that they absolutely need to tackle and wrap up, but last season the team was -11 in turnover ratio (73rd in the country), so that wouldn’t be a bad area to improve upon either.


  6. NM

    Maybe the lack of consideration by Mike Hamilton is actually a good sign for Kelly…


  7. [I]f Brian Kelly is as good a head coach as many people think he is, why didn’t Tennessee take a serious look at him?

    Tennessee probably could’ve had a shot at Mike Leach, too, but hired Lane Kiffin instead. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

    The fault here, dear Brutus, lies not in Brian Kelly’s shortcomings, but in Tennessee’s lack of sanity.