It’s so you won’t look like a complete and utter dumbass when they start clearing the brush.
You think Tommy Tuberville felt a little Martinez nostalgia watching game tapes of Oklahoma’s secondary?
“The thing we noticed about Oklahoma was that they had not seen a passing team all year. They have seen some teams that have run the ball and that is all. I told the ESPN guys yesterday in the hotel that if there was one guy that could get it done for us today it would be our number 7 (Seth Doege). He put the ball on the money and made good plays and good decisions. It was not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a game that we thought we had a good opportunity if we just stayed in it till the fourth quarter.”
Doege’s final line on the day: 33 of 52 passing, 441 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT. He had a better game against Oklahoma than he did against Kansas.
To be fair, Martinez fits right in with the rest of the Big 12. Oklahoma’s 78th nationally in pass defense. That’s fourth-best in the conference.
Here’s a Sunday smorgasbord to get you started thinking about the Cocktail Party:
is that Saban wins his fights with the media.
Derek Dooley, on burning his freshman quarterback’s redshirt in the fourth quarter of a blowout in his team’s seventh game of the season:
“I’ve never worried about redshirts,” Dooley said. “I don’t care. These guys don’t worry about staying for four years anymore, so why should we worry about redshirts?”
Adios, Matt Simms.
Is this the best way to win a game… or the worst way to lose one?
Based on Bret Bielema’s expression when the coaches shake hands, I’m leaning towards the latter. A real gut shot.