I think we can all agree that the comparison of similarities between Tennessee's head coach Lane Kiffin and Auburn's head coach Gene Chizik can thankfully, finally be put to an end. Apparently Chizik has a couple of things that Kiffin does not. Can you guess? A working offense? Yes, that and dignity. The 34-year-old Tennessee coach (also my age, which weirds me out quite a … [Read more...] about Smokey and mirrors
Second quarter, three Saturdays ago now, West Virginia driving. Auburn catches a break: there's a flag. Chop block, on the Mountaineers. And the ears prick up, because they always do these days when chop blocks and Auburn are in the same sentence. A couple days later I rewatch the game and pay special attention to see what kind of infraction we're talking about here. Coleman … [Read more...] about I am so, so tired of this
Sorry for the delay on the afternoon post. Real Life. PREGAME -- Your announcers for tonight's ESPN primetime broadcast: Brad Nessler--only one of a handful of the best college play-by-play guys anywhere--Todd Blackledge--the best CFB color commentator working today, period--and Erin Andrews, horribly overrated as eye candy but after showing some dramatic improvement … [Read more...] about The Tennessee recap, half the first
When you create a scenario in your mind, let’s say for example, a 56-10 Auburn win over Tennessee, and then reality, cruel witch that she is, serves you a 26-22 victory, you are disappointed. Not real disappointed because Auburn still won. But it's like when it doesn’t snow on Christmas. It’s still Christmas, but it’s not the greeting card Christmas you wanted. And so I was … [Read more...] about Another tender Tennessee Christmas?
Eric Berry for Heisman? Sorry, but no. Auburn running back Ben Tate derailed that fleeting notion when he lowered his shoulder in the third quarter and flung the Tennessee safety through the air like a rag doll. Heisman Trophy candidates do not fly backward through the air for five full yards and hit the ground so hard they dig a trench with their butt. That's what … [Read more...] about Eric Buried