Clint Stoerner, just like everyone else, has an opinion.

He’s a former SEC quarterback (whose biggest claim to fame is this) who’s evidently been hired by the SEC Network, which I guess is supposed to mean that we’re expected to take utterances like this as being delivered with particular gravitas.

In a conversation about former USC quarterback Ricky Town transferring into the program, Finebaum asked Stoerner what his thoughts were on the Hogs this season, the pro-style offense and if the program is a Cinderella team to watch. You can also watch the video here.

“The pro-style offense — there’s not a lot of them around in the country, and Bret Bielema chooses to remain in that style of offense and believes he can do it at the University of Arkansas. They have become, in my opinion, hands down, the best pro-style running game in the country.”

I don’t know what it is about going on Finebaum and saying stupid shit, but can you even say Arkansas has the best pro-style running game in the conference, hands down?  Not according to the stats.

Then again, I’ve never fumbled in the arena, so what do I know?

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22 responses to “Clint Stoerner, just like everyone else, has an opinion.

  1. Macallanlover

    “Never fumbled in the arena” indeed, but Clint’s boo boo against TN makes some of the faithful here believe Phat Phil was a better coach than Richt is. Nice coaching job there Foolmer, that Hawg made you a genius.

    I would say Arkansas is a conservative, run based offense but are they really a pro-style with so little passing? And to call them “hands down the best pro style running game in the country”, wow. Way to come in swinging and whiff uh, I meant fumble the analysis/comment.

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    • Go Dawgs!

      In football as in life, I’d rather be lucky than good.

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    • Saxondawg

      I’m glad they’ve brought in Stoerner to give more SECW coverage to that network. I wasn’t getting enough about the West through McElroy, Booger, Paul Westbaum, Joe Westitore, or the other Booger-type. I’m glad they have the goal of covering the SECW, and I’d like to see the SECE maybe start up its own network sometime.

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      • Saxondawg

        By the way, if you asked Finebaum about covering the SECE, you know he would scoff and say the SECE needs to produce some teams worth talking about. OK, what about Georgia? There are endless discussions of Arkansas, on whom Georgia scored about 35 points in the first half at their stadium last year, but not many at all about Georgia. Finebaum’s two minions believe “Florida’s been beating Georgia lately.” They’re not too clear on the Georgia thing. Well, Finebaum has an explanation for talking about teams like Arkansas and ignoring the Georgias. Arkansas would have beaten Georgia if they got them “later in the season.” He explained that a week or so ago. Gotcha. I guess we got Auburn too LATE to be properly beaten in the SECW tradition.

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        • Macallanlover

          For all the bloviating FBomb does, he knows damn well Alabama was lucky they caught Mizzou in the SECCG last December. That was not a very good Tide team, so how great was the West again? I would have been surprised at how ohio gouged their defense if I hadn’t seen how Auburn went up and down the field on them in the Iron Bowl.

          I don’t really get the whole West self-promotion and cheap shots about the East. When the West champion this year has 2-3 conference losses they might wish they hadn’t dumped all over the East when they make their case for inclusion in the playoffs should they beat us in Atlanta.

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  2. frowertr

    Ole Miss, Miss St., UT, and Ark have been the talk of the town on Finebaum the last several weeks. Seems the talking heads are pulling for the Cinderella stories this year more than most.

    It’s hard to believe Ark or the Mississippi schools will be able to generate the success this year that they did last year. As far as UT is concerned…. Well with the bar set so low the last damn near decade, it shouldn’t be hard to exceed those expectations.

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  3. Mayor

    Clint Stoerner is the reason why UT was BCSNCs in 1998. He should get a ring from them.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      FWIW…I thought Stoerner let the ball touch the ground in a scramble, he still had possession of it, but it touched the ground, thus a dead ball (bless its heart).

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    • CannonDawg

      UT should also retire Stoerner’s number, much like UGA did with Reggie Ball.

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  4. Ben

    I rewatched that game on the SEC Network a few weeks (months?) ago. What a brutal way to have that one fall apart.

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  5. Chi-town Dawg

    Senator, you should know by now that Finebaum and his guests never let the facts get in the way of a good story or controversial statement.

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  6. WF Dawg

    As soon as I read his name in the header, that play entered my mind. I’m just having trouble believing it’s been that long. Where does the time go?

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    Stoerner will have to pay his broadcast dues before he can play ‘homer’ on ESPN or the SEC network. Until he does, only one fan base will pay him any attention.

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  8. SlobberKnocker

    Media Talkinghead 1 “blah, blah, blah” Media Talkinghead 2 “blah, blah, blah”
    Clint Stoener “blah, blah, blah”

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  9. AusDawg85

    Who watches Finebaum? Seriously…stop it.

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    • Macallanlover

      And that is the point. I heard Springer is off the air now so that may may be where part of the audience comes from.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Clearly ESPN does not check the IQ (either real or football) of the callers, all they see are the vanity metrics. I can not imagine actually watching the show….my only exposure to it is here. 🙂

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  10. sectionzalum

    so far as i can tell, the only requisite for working for the sec network is a mastery of 8 verbs and the words “position” and “football” and “field.”

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  11. 81Dog

    Me, personally, I wouldn’t have any idea what the “analysts” on the SEC Network have to say about anything. I haven’t watched 30 seconds of the SEC Network, other than live game action, since they powered it up. One look at the “talent” list, headed by the Ears, errrr, Face of the Network, Mr. Finebaum, tells you all you need to know about wasting your time caring what anyone over there thinks about anything. I’m thrilled that a place I can watch UGA games that don’t make CBS or ESPN, but the folks watching from their mobile meth labs all over Alabama are welcome to the echo chamber that the filler programming provides. Nobody on the playoff committee is paying any attention to Booger McFarland or Clint “Fumbles” Stoerner, or any of the other eighth stringers in the WWL’s Not Ready For Prime Time lineup, and I see no reason why I should, either.

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  12. 40 YARDS A GAME IS NOT STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT BLUTARSKY SMH…..

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