Say what you will about the bathrooms at Sanford Stadium, we’ve never heard a PA announcement like this:
Focus, people. There’s still plenty of college football being played today.
You may not care, but my other alma mater is playing today. Still hard to get a handle on North Carolina, which for now represents Georgia’s sole quality 2016 win.
West Virginia’s ranked twelfth? How did that happen?
The SEC West is running out of time to bring the Tide back to earth.
This looks to be a good gauge of where both teams stand now.
Mississippi State gets a chance to prove it’s worthy of the SEC West.
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Is there such a thing as a trap game for the Commodores?
What do I predict? Scoring. Lots of scoring.
I guess we’ll find out what kind of job Coach O is doing.
Add your thoughts in the comments.
Pretty amazing — an almost 1500-word piece on how Alabama changed its defense for the better after 2012 without a single mention of Kirby Smart.
It’s reassuring to know that the brain trust at Georgia saw through the public perception of “it’s Saban’s defense” to get the man they wanted.
To be fair, I doubt the truth on Smart’s role in fashioning the ‘Bama defense is anywhere near that absolute. I also doubt that anyone at Butts-Mehre who had a hand in hiring Smart had the first clue about how to gauge that.
Blind faith is what makes religion run. It’s not the best guiding principle for managing a football program, though.
You have to admit it’s a little different hearing an AJ-C opinion writer urge Georgia fans not to believe the worst.
You know, I don’t doubt this story for a minute.
“Well, the day I landed in Miami and went to the first press conference,” Saban said. “I started to realize the difference between the NFL then and what the NFL was like before when I was in it with Bill Belichick from 1991-94 in Cleveland, before we had free agency, before the media had infiltrated sorta everything that was happening. I guess right then.”
Saban left LSU to coach the Dolphins in 2004. He stayed two seasons before famously leaving for Alabama in January 2007.
There was a second Miami moment that drove him the need for change. The well-documented story of Drew Brees failing his physical with the Dolphins was discussed. Of course Brees went on to win a Super Bowl and Miami signed Daunte Culpepper.
It didn’t work.
“When that happened, I said I can’t control my destiny here,” Saban said. “I can’t control my destiny here. There’s too many things that, no matter how hard I work or no matter what I do, I can control my destiny better in college by working hard and making good choices and decisions and creating a good program for players. I think that happening made me lean back to coming back to college.”
Of course, that makes these denials even more bullshit now than they already were, but what the hey, as long as Saban’s happy it’s all good, right?