Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

“The speed of the game, it’s kind of like lightning struck the outhouse and we were in it.”

Kentucky Wildcats DC Rick Minter may not be killing it on the playing field, but he’s winning the post-game presser with quotes like the header and this one:

“We’ve been, the last two games, haunted by x-plays and not stopping the running game, and those are two cardinal sins. Well, they’re not cardinal sins, I guess. They’re Wildcat sins.”

Is it just me, or does it seem like with the glaring-like-the-brightness-of-a-thousand-suns exception of Les Miles, it’s the losing coaches in the SEC who tend to be much more fun to listen to than the winning ones?



Filed under SEC Football

Who is this “we” you keep referring to?

I can’t say I’ve lost any sleep over this.

Is Aschoff referring to Gator fans or his bosses at ESPN as he slobbers all over the Alabama-Florida game?


Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles

Somewhere, Penn Wagers sighs in relief.

Sorry, Toledo, no refunds for home cooking.

And, yeah, it was a bad call that the replay official inexplicably upheld.


Filed under Big East Football

Upon further review, Ole Miss edition

I didn’t gain any huge new insights from watching a replay of the game yesterday.  The only funny thing I did note was that the game seemed more under control live than it did on the tube.  Whether that’s due to Andre Ware’s babbling or something else, I couldn’t say, but in the stadium, the trick plays that came after Georgia got up by three scores in the first half seemed to be little more than irritants because the defense was playing so well.

Hey, don’t take my word for it.

… Once Charles scored to make it a three-score game, he said the Bulldogs knew the game was theirs.

“The defense was playing amazing, and they’ve been practicing all week like that,” Charles said. “I knew when we scored, they weren’t going to score on our defense, because we have a hard time scoring on our defense ourselves. It was one of those things that was definitely a momentum change, and I’m happy it was on our side.”


Filed under Georgia Football

SEC Power Poll, Week 4

At least at the top and the bottom of the SEC, last week was more a confirmation than anything else.  LSU and Alabama are certainly the class of the conference; the question left remaining is whether they’re also the two best teams in the country.  Meanwhile, Kentucky and Ole Miss solidified their hold on the basement.

The middle remains muddled, but that’s what October’s for.

  1. LSU (4-0, 1-0).  It really is a case of 1A and 1B with LSU and Alabama.  The Tigers get the slight nod here because they’ve played a tougher schedule, their turnover margin is better and – hard to believe I’m typing this – their offense seems better balanced.  They’re a lot of fun to watch, too.
  2. Alabama (4-0, 1-0).  That defense is simply filthy.  Trent Richardson is every bit the running back that Marcus Lattimore is.  It’s just that ‘Bama isn’t nearly as reliant upon him to succeed.
  3. South Carolina (4-0, 2-0).  As long as you win, nobody cares if you keep playing down to the level of your opponents.
  4. Florida (4-0, 2-0).  Hello, October.
  5. Arkansas (3-1, 0-1).  Well, now we know the answer to that question.
  6. Georgia (2-2, 1-1).  I wanted to rank ’em lower.  I really did.  But given the schedule, the stats suggest this team belongs here.
  7. Auburn (3-1, 1-0).  That was not exactly a convincing win against a poor Sun Belt Conference team.  Now, Ted Roof gets to figure out how to stop Marcus Lattimore.
  8. Mississippi State (2-2, 0-2).  The Bulldogs struggled with Louisiana Tech because they were looking ahead to Georgia?  Seriously?  Who gets caught looking ahead to Georgia these days?
  9. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1).  This season’s first recipient of a bye week bounce.
  10. Vanderbilt (3-1, 1-1).  Against South Carolina, the Commodores finished with more penalty yards (79) than yards on total offense (77).  You don’t see that every day.
  11. Kentucky (2-2, 0-1).  Rich Brooks thinks this team is bullshit.
  12. Ole Miss (1-3, 0-2).  The good news is that Houston Nutt had his team ready to play last Saturday.  The bad news is that it didn’t make any difference.


Filed under SEC Football