Easier said than done, Gus.
Auburn (6-2, 3-2 SEC) is not mathematically eliminated from the SEC Western Division race, but winning the division seems impossible. The scenario is simple, but improbable. Auburn needs to win its remaining SEC games against Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama; Undefeated LSU, which owns a tiebreaker against Auburn, will have to lose three of its final four SEC games; and Alabama will have to lose two SEC games, including one at Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
Auburn is having exactly the year that many foretold: a good team stuck in a division with better ones. There’s only so far you can go with a true freshman quarterback in the SEC.
Why can Georgia beat Florida? Let Jake Rowe count the ways.
Speaking of Fromm’s experience, history indicates that UGA’s best play is ahead of it. The Bulldogs are 10-2 in the month of November under Kirby Smart with a loss to Georgia Tech in 2016 and at Auburn in 2017. They’ve also won six November games in a row dating back to that 40-17 loss on The Plains two years ago. When you look at the 2017 and 2018 regular seasons, Georgia is 7-0 after dropping its first game. Kirby Smart also has a tremendous record against Florida’s Dan Mullen as a coordinator and a head coach and he’s quite familiar with Gus Malzahn/Auburn in addition to the rest of the teams on the schedule.
It’s not like they haven’t done it before.
Holy crap, the asshole is still fixated on The Celebration.
Meyer, who was the Gators’ coach at the time, infamously called two timeouts in the final minute to make sure then-UGA coach Mark Richt got a good long look at the 49-10 scoreboard.
“We had two (timeouts); I wish I had three, but we had two,” Meyer told The Buddy Martin Show this week.
“The one thing I want to add is that we came down in the pre-game meal. I’ll never forget. Usually I come in and I speak to the team before we get on the bus and go. I came down, and as I walk into the room, all the players stand up and start going (wild). You could tell that team was on fire to play that game.
“And (the game) started, if you could remember, from the first snap (when two Florida defensive players) hit (UGA running back Knowshon Moreno), that this was going to be a long day for them (Georgia).”
Why did Meyer want to get payback at Mark Richt? Because the year before, Richt allowed his entire team to run on the field after UGA’s first score to celebrate together in the end zone in what was dubbed “The Gator Stomp.” The No. 20-ranked Bulldogs upset No. 9 Florida by the score of 42-30.
Meyer said he’s never discussed that end-zone celebration directly with Richt. But the former Florida coach admitted he obsessed about it for a long time:
“My biggest fear was that when your manhood gets challenged like that, are you going to do something to retaliate? The biggest thing was … I talked to our players non-stop about ‘Do not get involved.’ Every reporter was asking our players ‘What was going to be the payback?’
If only he’d spent a tenth as much of the time worrying about Zach Smith’s behavior…
Look, if you want to slit your wrists over what happened to Notre Dame and South Carolina yesterday, don’t let me get in the way, but I suppose it’s worth noting that Georgia still sits sixth in Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings.
Also, for those of you who believe that LSU’s defense was a revelation yesterday, you might want to take a peak at this breakdown of Auburn’s offense:
In other words, without his rabbit’s foot, Gus is gonna Gus.
Deep breaths, peeps. We’ll know if the sky is truly falling a week from now.
There I was, minding my own business, when in came the signal from the bench…
The next thing I knew I was doubled over with crippling pain.
But I’m fine now, thanks for asking.
Jump on it.
You’ve got today and tomorrow to cast your ballot. Again, please vote responsibly — check your ballot before you finalize it.
The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia,” but only slightly less well-known is this:
“Never go in against Les Miles when game winning special teams are on the line!”