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My two favorite post-game quotes from yesterday:
Chubb, when asked whether Georgia’s 423-rushing yard performance showed the identity of the team, grinned at the reporter.
“We want to run the ball,” Chubb said. “And I think you know that.”
Then Chubb giggled. Yes. Giggled.
Nick Chubb, giddy. Actually, that’s a little scary.
Five different Georgia players had carries in the first half and Gaillard maybe should have been credited for one when he pushed the pile for five yards on one first-half run.
“I told them, hey, I got at least four yards on that myself,” Gaillard said.
I said the exact same thing watching that play.
I could get used to this kind of happy talk.
Mike Leach is gonna Mike Leach at every opportunity.
It sure beats Saban’s Coke bottle.
We’ve seen this play before.
It took seven overtimes to do it, but Western Michigan beat Buffalo yesterday, 71-68. As you can imagine, there’s plenty of crazy shit from it, but here’s the topper:
The “gimme the car keys, Mom” moment at the end of the clip is perfect.
How much shit do you think he took for that in the locker room after the game?
The coaches and the team may not be happy with their collective effort against Vanderbilt, which, I might add, still led to the ‘Dores being held to 236 yards on the day, but I can’t say I’m going to get too worked up over stats like these:
- 3.89 yards per play, good for first in the conference and fourth nationally
- 10 points per game, good for first in the conference and second nationally
I assume you know what first in the conference means. If the Dawgs are on par with Alabama in those defensive areas, I’ll take that in a heartbeat.
“We made a lot of mistakes on the defensive side of the ball, so we have to get in and correct those,” said inside linebacker Roquan Smith, who had a game-high seven tackles. “We didn’t play to our standard, but we got better throughout the game.”
I’m glad Roquan’s not satisfied, though.
And you know what that means — alert the media.
“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys,” Saban said. “All that stuff you write about how good we are. All that stuff they hear on ESPN. It’s like poison.
“It’s like taking poison.
“Like rat poison.”
Let’s hear Herbstreit respond to that.
So, Derek Mason opened up to the sideline reporter as Vandy returned for the second half yesterday that he was on the mother.
That went well.
I’d hate to see how Vanderbilt plays against a team it isn’t built to stop.
It’s a fair one.
Thank Gawd for all that SEC Network money. It’s the only way to afford those buyouts.
And he is… Chris Petersen?
I didn’t take Petersen’s comments as a direct criticism of ESPN whatsoever — he seemed to be speaking generally about the situation and never uttered those four letters.
“We apologize for these late games,” Petersen said. “And I’d also like to reiterate it has nothing to do with us or the administration. We want to play at 1 o’clock.
“It hurts us tremendously in terms of national exposure. No one wants to watch our game on the East Coast that late, and we all know it.”
*** Herbstreit does an excellent job as a fair and reasonable advocate for the sport in all corners of the country. But his response to Petersen — he “should be thanking ESPN” — went far beyond what seemed necessary.
Kneel before Zod, Petersen.
It didn’t stop with Herbstreit, either.
No wonder Washington fans took umbrage with this during last night’s broadcast:
This cropped up during the broadcast of the UW game:
This was an especially nice touch.
No doubt Petersen already senses that this is a game he can’t win…
… but for his sake, he’d better hope that Washington’s case for the CFP is unassailable, because he’s not gonna get any help from Mickey.