Category Archives: Florida Gators
So many pushes last week. Didn’t like that one bit. Eight actionable games became six when betting lines hit exactly on two games and therefore cash returned to both parties. Thus, I finished with another mediocre 3-3 week.
|Week 4||Game Score||Result|
|UCF +15||S. Car 31, UCF 15||Loss|
|Syracuse +24.5||LSU 34, Syracuse 24||WIN|
|Florida -1||Florida 28. Tennessee 27||Push|
|Louisiana Monroe +38||Alabama 34, LA-Mo 0||WIN|
|Texas A&M -7||Texas A&M 28, Arkansas 21||Push|
|Vanderbilt +28||Ole Miss 27, Vandy 16||WIN|
|Auburn -1.5||Miss State 17, Auburn 9||Loss|
|Missouri +3||Kentucky 21, Mizzou 13||Loss|
Week 4: 3-3
2015 Season: 18-15
It’s go time. All lines as of Wednesday early morning. All lines via Caesars Palace accessed Via OddsShark.com. All games on Saturday.
South Carolina at Missouri, 12 p.m., SEC Network
This seems an awful lot like free money to me. Missouri has looked better this season. Missouri is playing at home. Missouri has shed the shame that is/was Maty Mauk thanks to a convenient “rules violation.” Mauktober and its reign of terror is finally over. Now it’s time for…LOCKtober as Drew Lock steps up. Mizzou has got this.
My Pick: Missouri -3.5
No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. CBS
I don’t bet on Georgia. I just don’t. And this presents the classic scenario of, “I’d gladly pay $100 to see Georgia win and I’d sure appreciate a return on that $100 as financial compensation for a Georgia loss.” Sure, there’s a one point window in there of awkwardness where Georgia could win and I could have bet against them and won money too. But why count on that? Care to guess when Georgia last won a game by a single point? It was September 23, 2006 against Colorado. So when I say, “Georgia hasn’t won a game by a margin as small as one point since Martrez Milner hauled in touchdown passes,” I’m not speaking sarcastically. Alabama, on the other hand, hasn’t lost a one-point game since November 26, 2010 (against Auburn). These teams may or may not be extremely evenly matched (we’ll find out Saturday and I’ll talk a lot more about it on this week’s DudeYouPodcast), but one-point games are an anomaly.
My Pick: Alabama +2
San Jose State at Auburn, 4 p.m., SEC Netowrk
This has Auburn “statement win against shitty opponent” written all over it.
My Pick: Auburn -20
No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN
Do we really think Ole Miss is the third best team in the country? Do we really think Florida is a Top 25 team? I don’t think I think either of those things. But a respectable showing by Florida (even in defeat) could change my mind even as the Gators fall out of the poll. Similarly, an Ole Miss win by a large margin would go a long way in making me believe that this Ole Miss squad isn’t merely a team that has flashed (remember: they flashed last year). A big win on the road erases sloppiness of the Vandy game and makes a case for the Rebels’ longevity. This line seems criminally low to me, though. I would consider Florida playing Ole Miss within 10 points to be a victory with regards to “proving Top 25 status,” especially if Ole Miss really is a Top 3 team. But the line is just 7? Can’t get behind the coverage of that with an underdog. But man I’d love a nice SEC East sweep this week.
My Pick: Ole Miss -7
Arkansas at Tennessee, 7 p.m., ESPN 2
I don’t understand how you give Tennessee a 6.5 point edge here. Sure, Arkansas has looked like a dumpster fire, but for Tennessee to win by seven points, the Volunteers need to have a 20+ point lead in the fourth quarter at this point.
My Pick: Arkansas +6.5
Eastern Michigan at No. 9 LSU, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Don’t watch this game. Fournette will have 200+ yards and it won’t mean nearly as much as what Nick Chubb does against Alabama or what Derrick Henry does against Georgia…but somehow Fournette will be the story.
My Pick: Eastern Michigan +44.5
(Note: It’s hard to outscore an opponent by 45 points using only the running game, but I’m still not confident in my pick here.)
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Ah yes, the battle for the middle section of Tennessee. Folks are sleeping hard on Vanderbilt. It’s kind of mind-blowing. The Commodores have played four games and something possitive could be taken from all four:
- Stopped a prolific Western Kentucky offense in week 1. Hilltoppers scored just 14 points. They’ve since scored 41, 35 (against a Big 10 team) and 56 points.
- Made a theoretically good and possibly great Georgia team play ugly football in Week two.
- Scored 47 points on Austin Peay in Week 3.
- Hung really tight with Ole Miss in Week 4.
MTSU averages out to be a really strong offense. But scoring 73 points on Charlotte and 70 on Jackson State doesn’t do much for me. I’m more interested in their combined 35 points against Illinois and Bama. Because Vandy’s defense is better than that of Illinois and therefore the second best (behind Alabama) that MTSU will have seen.
My Pick: Vanderbilt +4.5
(Note: I think Vandy wins this thing outright)
No. 21 Mississippi State at #14 Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
There’s not an uglier team to watch than Mississippi State. Every time they’re on TV I change the channel so that I don’t have to feel bad for Dak. Really, what does Mississippi State do well? For my money, the Bulldogs Dak Prescott well and that’s about it. Defensively, they gave up 311 passing yards to Nick Mullens of Southern Miss. He’s a good QB and a Hoover High School product, but that shouldn’t have happened. They beat an Auburn team that’s realllllly bad at the game of football but they needed a scoreless Auburn first half to win by eight points. They lost to an LSU team that didn’t pretend to care about passing and allowed 266 rushing yards to the Tigers in defeat. It’s Dak and nothing else. A&M is more versatile than that and playing at home. I think A&M has this comfortably.
My Pick: Texas A&M -7
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
No line. Thank you.
That’s all I got/
Next week we get to make some sweeping changes, for better or for worse.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, the class with which Georgia handled the Devon Gales incident.
I’m buying Alabama for posterity because its Alabama game week and I don’t jinx my teams. They did what Georgia did this week– survived another lower-level easy win with no major injuries. Only Lane Kiffin rumors.
Florida, I don’t like being right in this regard, but…they’re 2-0 in the SEC with Ole Miss coming into town this Saturday night. Wins are wins, especially in the first month of a new coaching regime.
I cheered for Florida and Duke today to help my teams. September is a dark, dark time.
— Chad Floyd (@Chad_Floyd) September 26, 2015
Kentucky is more of a long-term buy, because hey. 2-1 without having played Vandy yet is the best Kentucky I’ve seen in what, 10 years?
Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Tennessee’s ability to hold a lead in the fourth quarter (again).
MAKE THEM DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES WATCH: Auburn, South Carolina, Vandy. They done. All are 0-2, all have no hope, and all is good in the world.
Amazingly, Arkansas should have easily won the game against Texas A&M on Saturday night. They dominated time of possession, made moving the ball look EXTREMELY easy in the third quarter, then…changed their gameplan. I’m not putting a second-straight second half resurgence past them, but…it’s not likely.
Mizzou, God bless. They FINALLY lost a game they deserved to lose. Good on ya, Kentucky.
Maty Mauk is freaking abysmal. #SECEastChamps
— Chad Floyd (@Chad_Floyd) September 27, 2015
LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and…on to your hats this week.
I’m going to go ahead and throw my hat into the ring as a non-believer in LSU, and it has nothing to do, specifically, with their 34-24 win at Syracuse on Saturday. I just don’t think their defense or the “Fournette and get out of the way” offense are sustainable, long-term. 3-0 coming out of September would have looked pretty good to any objective LSU fan a month ago, though.
#CLANGA just kinda sat on Auburn for 60 minutes, and that was effective. Nothing really to write home about from that. They travel to Texas A&M, who looked dominant, then lost, then damn good again in their overtime win against Arkansas. Their win is a case study in the yards per play vs. time of possession debate (I don’t know if there is one). If there is, another win for YPP! To quote anonymous:
You down with YPP?
Yeah you know me
Ole Miss gets a hold for the week for its not-inspiring win over Vandy, who, despite all of my talk of relegating them to the Sun Belt, has acquitted itself in two SEC games in which it was outmatched on paper.
Finally, the strange case of Tennessee. I’m not selling because they WILL beat someone of note this year (hell, give Alabama their third loss). But…what happened to their passing game? They have the most talented group of receivers in the league outside of College Station, these receivers established themselves on college football fields last year…and none have over 100 receiving yards through a MONTH? It’s ridiculous, and definitely something to watch going forward. If the Passtronaut is no better at pushing the ball downfield than his predecessors, well buddy, you’ve got another 6-6 squad on your hands.
Power Ranked, Just Straight Up This Week
Based on schedule and performance to date as opposed to projecting.
- Ole Miss
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
- South Carolina
Week 4 SEC Preview: It’s Separation Saturday in the SEC East, Who’s Georgia’s Biggest Competition in the Division?
I rounded back into winning form in week 3 even though my discipline of never betting on Georgia hurt me. As you may recall last week I wrote that a 15.5 point spread was too small for Georgia and South Carolina. But as a reversion to the norm and a return to normal disciplines (after my unorthodox #DYCPicks got absolutely crushed the week before), I commented, “Let’s get the conventional, disciplined pick out of the way first,” before picking South Carolina who at the time was getting 16.5 points. I’ll take that miss every day of the week and twice on Saturday and with a 32 point margin of victory for the Dawgs I really almost did get that twice on Saturday. I love it.
So here’s how I did last week:
|Week 3 Pick||Game Score||Result|
|Uconn +21||Missouri 9, Uconn 6||WIN|
|Nevada +34||Texas A&M 44, Nevada 27||WIN|
|LSU -7.5||LSU 45, Auburn 21||WIN|
|South Carolina +16.5||LOLOLOLOLOL||Loss|
|Arkansas =1-.5||Texas Tech 35, Arkansas 24||Loss|
|Florida -3||Florida 14, Kentucky 9||WIN|
|Alabama -6.5||Ole Miss 43, Alabama 37||Loss|
Week 3: 4-3
2015 Season: 15-12
Now let’s jump in. I’m writing this a little bit later than normal (early Thursday morning), so the lines are as of today. All lines via Caesars Palace accessed Via OddsShark.com. All games on Saturday.
Southern University at #7 Georgia, 12 P.M., SEC Network
A few quick notes here:
- There is no betting line on this game.
- This is not “Georgia Southern.” Don’t be so ethnocentric, Statesborians. This is Southern University, a historically black college from Baton Rouge that was founded some 26 years before Georgia Southern.
- The Jaguars, though playing in a smaller division, are pretty damn good historically. They claim 9 black college national championships, 18 conference titles and a .617 winning percentage. Most recently, they won the SWAC in 2013.
- This marching band is no. freaking. joke.
- Also not a joke: Willie Quinn. My dude returned a kick for a TD, caught a TD pass and threw a TD pass against Missouri Valley earlier this year. I’m writing an entire column about this guy for tomorrow. Not even kidding.
Lastly, Georgia should get the win here and open 4-0 for the first time since 2012 and just the second time since 2008.
UCF at South Carolina, 12 P.M., ESPNU
Man, heading into the season this was pretty damn intriguing. Now it’s just two old guys coaching against each other, except one of them (Spurrier) might have something to lose with a home loss to an 0-3 AAC team. UCF is probably about as good as an 0-3 team with a loss to an FCS opponent can be and when I say that I’m only condescending at 90-95% of my capacity. Because seriously, a one point season-opening loss hurts, this team shouldn’t have beaten Stanford (hell USC couldn’t beat Stanford) and a one point loss to Furman is literally as close as you can be to beating an FCS foe. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s pretty damn close to being 0-3 as well and was nowhere close to beating Georgia. The Gamecocks are favored by 15.0 points which is almost incomprehensible until you realize that (for the third time) UCF lost to an FCS team. But it still seems somewhat unlikely. I don’t know how a defense that porous and an offense that terrible can win any game by 15 points.
My Pick: UCF +15
#8 LSU at Syracuse, 12 p.m., ESPN
Why? Just why? This has, “Where’s your SEC West god now?” written all over it. I’m thinking something close at the half before Leonard Fournette Fournettecates (pronounced fornicates) all over the Orange
men. That’s not a total cheap shot at Syracuse, which could finish third in the ACC’s better division. It’s just what LSU does. But, that should keep Syracuse, the home team that might or might not have actual fans, within the spread.
My pick: Syracuse +24.5
Tennessee at Florida, 3:30 p.m., CBS
This is Separation Saturday in the SEC East. So while the games might not be flashy they should be almost worthwhile because of the significance.
If you can tell the difference between Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri right now within the context of the 2015 college football season you must know something I don’t know. Sure, we may all have feelings about the general trajectories of these programs relative to recent years and future years, but I don’t have the slightest clue as to which of these teams has the leg up on the others. Further, having seen Vanderbilt and South Carolina already, I think it stands to reason that if Georgia is the favorite in the SEC East (and why wouldn’t the Dawgs be the favorite? They’re 2-0 in conference play, 2-0 within the division, one division win at home, one on the road, average margin of victory just shy of 25 points per contest), these four teams are vying for spots 2, 3, 4 and 5. I could make a case for any of these teams in any of these extremes.
So where would I put these folks?
Tennessee: There’s no way in hell the Volunteers slip to 5th within the SEC East. No way. Offensively, Josh Dobbs isn’t the Josh God folks hoped for (6.41 yards per attempt is childish), but Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara are quietly establishing themselves as Chubb/Michel-lite. It hurts that they’re on the road this week, draw Arkansas (which should be somewhere between the hype they opened with and the gutter they currently sleep in), Georgia and Alabama in consecutive games. That streak combined with a history of only moderate success in the Post-Fulmer Era makes a 2nd place finish unlikely. But third seems about right and that should be pleasing to Vol fans.
Florida: One of two things is happening right now: Either this program is collapsing from within in a way that only Georgia fans’ wet dreams could imagine (fourth place finish), or Jimmy Mac is changing the culture and these forced growing pains are making things weird but better (a finish as high as second in the East). At the end of the day, though, Florida probably looks like the second best team in the SEC East, at least in terms of resume. Sure, Tennessee boasted a “quality” loss, but no losses is better than a quality loss. Just ask Ohio State. And nobody was giving the Gators a fighting chance (for reasons beyond me) on the road at Kentucky, and if we assume that Kentucky belongs in this group of second-tier threats to the top of the mountain, then that win is significantly more impressive than anything Tennessee has done.
Florida opened as a 3 point favorite and is clinging to a one-point lead. I don’t know that either of these teams know how to win a close game so home-field advantage and general nastiness should come into play here. Florida is definitely more at home and arguably nastier.
My pick: Florida -1
Louisiana Monroe at #12 Alabama, 4 p.m., SEC Network
So many hot Alabama takes this week. My goodness it’s been fun. I have no hot take, because one of two things will happen with this team. Either 1. Alabama will correct mistakes (the way we expect a Saban team historically to correct mistakes) and/or realize that the mistakes against Ole Miss were outliers and non-repetitive issues and the Crimson Tide will get scarier every week; or 2. The hot takes will be right and we’ll realize that this is a mistake-prone team because Saban, Kiffin and Smart have lost their collective abilities to coach football players.
I don’t really have a reason to suspect option two yet, though I’d love to think differently in 10 days or so after the Georgia game. As it stands, I know that Bama lost to Ole Miss last year (even later in the year) before rallying back into the SEC Championship Game, winning in Atlanta and being one of four programs in the CFB Playoff. I know that in 2013, a play that was quite litarally miraculous was the only thing that kept Bama from winning the West and the SEC and I know that for Alabama the Sugar Bowl doesn’t matter if it isn’t on the path to a National Championship. I know that in 2012 Alabama lost a game in November and still won everything else that matters (SEC, Natty). The exact same scenario played itself out in 2011.
So no, I’m not worried about Alabama’s September loss. It happens.
My pick: Louisiana Monroe +38
#14 Texas A&M at Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPN
Arkansas is only getting 7 points on this bad boy? Even though the line opened at 3.5, I can’t be tempted by 7.
My Pick: Texas A&M -7
Vanderbilt at #3 Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Let’s just get this out of the way: Ole Miss is going to lose two games along the way. It’s just going to happen. And for the sake of consistency, I can’t say, “Alabama played an uncharacteristic game that won’t likely be repeated,” here (which I just did) and then defend Ole Miss jumping from #15 to #3 because of Bama’s mistakes. Top six or seven? Sure. But 3? Nope. This seems like a sneaky Vanderbilt cover because I continue to think Vandy’s defense is respectable and Ole Miss has to be thinking about something other than Vanderbilt.
My Pick: Vanderbilt +28
Mississippi State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN 2
Two weeks ago this would have been a matchup between #25 Mississippi State and #6 Auburn. Now it’s just Mississippi State and Auburn trying to avoid a 3-2 ballgame. I have absolutely zero conviction here so I’m going against the crowd which has moved the line from Auburn -3.5 points to Auburn -1.5.
My Pick: Auburn -1.5
#25 Missouri at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
Separation Saturday, y’all. Let’s five this the Tennessee/Florida treatment.
Missouri: Missouri is the conventional pick to finish second (or just kill me if the Tigers finish first) in the SEC East, just because that’s kind of what they do. They have a completely random game against BYU for some reason, but the rest of their schedule is favorable so who cares about the non-conference stuff. They get Georgia on the road, but that was always going to be a loss. Most importantly, after the trip to Kentucky they get the rest of this pack (and South Carolina) at home. And from the west Mizzou draws a Mississippi State program that might lose to Auburn and an Arkansas program that is reeling. I don’t think this is a great team but this team has a great schedule.
Kentucky: Why do people talk themselves into Kentucky every single year? I’d be stunned if Mark Stoops doesn’t get another raise today or tomorrow just because there’s a weekend coming up and he needs some walkin-around money. The win over South Carolina was supposedly impressive but then South Carolina was beat to a pulp by a team that probably is good (but might or might not be great) in Athens. Kentucky can lose this ball game and fall to 1-2 in the SEC with games remaining against Auburn (probably better than Kentucky), at Mississippi State (probably better than Kentucky), Tennessee (most likely better than Kentucky), Georgia (definitely better than Kentucky) and Vanderbilt (worse than Kentucky now but who knows at the end of the year?). Kentucky will win one of those games (probably Vanderbilt) but are we going to celebrate 2-6 as marked improvement in conference play with that schedule? Keep in mind, Kentucky isn’t playing Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M or Ole Miss.
My pick: Missouri +3
That’s all I got/
Let’s just get this out of the way right at the start here, to avoid confusion: yes, Vanderbilt beat Austin Peay 47-7 on Saturday for its first win of the year, and we’re all very impressed. However, I cannot justify putting a “buy”, “sell”, or “hold” on Vanderbilt at this point, as their stock is officially (someone give me the appropriate term here) unmarketable. Peay has now been outscored 127-20 in the game of college football this year with previous losses to Mercer and Southern Miss.
That ain’t good.
The rest of the debauchery interpreted from a Saturday in which I only really got to see two games is broken down as follows:
LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss
Let’s start with Georgia, because I’m about to self-contradict last week’s Stock Report, in which I had the Dawgs as a hold until we saw something from Greyson Lambert. WELP? Mission accomplished.
It would hold, then, that I would have the same qualifier for LSU’s Brandon Harris then, no? He threw for 85 yards against Auburn, which I firmly believe I could do. Why is LSU in the buys this week, then? Their 45-21 romp over Auburn wasn’t nearly as close as the final score would indicate. When you can score 45 points against 11 guys who know exactly where the ball’s going and still can’t stop it, it’s impressive.
Ole Miss was the team I struggled most to put in this section this week. They did what nobody does and won AT Alabama, but the way they did it felt a little bit fluky, no? My buys are as follows: Chad Kelly and the passing game (shock level: HIGH) and a top-of-the-line SEC defense (shock level: NONE). Good on ya, Rebs.
Arkansas, Auburn, Mizzou, South Carolina
Missouri has two amazing sources of continuity going for them: their defense, which smothered another opponent in holding UConn to 6 points, and Maty Mauk, who is still objectively terrible in his third year as the starter. In case you don’t follow, UConn is a really REALLY bad football team. I can’t trust this defense to carry this offense anymore.
I stopped stalling and finally talked about what’s wrong with Missouri’s offense. (Short answer: all of it.) https://t.co/AVcD5fVk5W
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) September 21, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsHow does “Steve Spurrier to replace Lee Corso on College GameDay” read to you right now? T-70 days until that headline becomes reality. I can’t say that I saw Arkansas’ collapse coming, but if it provides COACHBEEF…I’m all for it.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 20, 2015
Auburn? Ignoring them drives them crazy. So….
Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Tennessee
Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way early: I am not selling on Alabama, because karma is a bitch and five turnovers doesn’t mean they’re not fully capable of going all 2008 on our asses in two weeks.
Florida and Kentucky are your two kids at summer camp who invent perfectly reasonable variations of games during free time and won’t let the other kids play because “they wouldn’t understand”. They were always a little weird, Florida and Kentucky.
Texas A&M is starting to make me wonder if its defensive renaissance against Arizona State was a one-time thing, if Arizona State is not good at football, or if they’re testing the “you can coast until your next marquee game” theory. A 44-27 home win over Nevada does nothing but elicit a major yawn. Watch them lose to Arkansas this week.
Mississippi State and Tennessee? Cool wins, guys.
- Georgia (SEC East bump)
- Ole Miss
Still Not Sure
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
HAHAHAHAHA PLEASE FINISH 4-8, BOTH OF YOU
EVEN BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS CATEGORY
- South Carolina
Over the past three years writing on this site, I have prided myself on being at best balanced in my post-game appraisals. Some have said that I skew a bit on the overly critical after big wins, a claim I can’t even deny. It’s always been important to me to retain an even keel, and look for the clouds when I get the overwhelming silver lining of a big win.
This will not be one of those blogs.
Full disclosure: Steve Spurrier ruined my football fanhood through most, if not all of my childhood. In 1995, the stadium in Jacksonville was undergoing renovations, so the annual battle took place Between the Hedges. And Steve Spurrier and those damn Gators hung 52 on the Dawgs, and Spurrier gloated that he wanted to do it because no one had “ever done it before.”
So yeah, I enjoyed every second of this game. I even loved watching it over Andrew’s shoulder on the bus back to New Orleans from Baton Rouge Saturday. I loved it so much, upon returning to the rental house late night, I debated staying up and watching the replay, even though I had a 6 hour drive back to Atlanta in three hours.
Let’s have some fun.
– Hope you brought a lunch, because we’re gonna be here for a while. Insert your favorite Nick Chubb-ism here. I know there has been some talk about how good he is vs. Fournette, and this may be my homer heart talking, but give me Nick every day of the week and twice on Sunday. On the cusp of tying Herschel’s consecutive 100 yard rushing game record, he’s unencombered by any potential pressure and just does his thing. Oh, and he’s going to break it against Bama at night Between the Hedges. That’s not a prediction; it’s a spoiler.
– Sony Michel’s output is why box scores are less important than the eyeball test. This guy is pure electricity with the ball in his hands, and at any other school he’d be THE MAN. Right now, I’ve seen him called a sidekick, a Robin to Chubb’s Batman. That’s unfair, if only because Chubb clearly has powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men, making Sony the Batman to Chubb’s Superman. We are living in the resurgence of running back U in Athens, and I couldn’t be happier.
– Greyson Lambert played the greatest game of quarterback in the history of NCAA football, and that’s the numbers talking. Add in the pressure of the whispers regarding the passing attack and this statement wasn’t just for the transfer signal caller, but for the offense as a whole. From a first year coordinator, to a heretofore uninspiring offensive line performance, to a much questioned receiving corps, the passing offense needed a win like this, whistle to whistle of pure domination. And boy did they deliver.
– DEFENSE GON DEFENSE. Everybody on Pruitt’s unit continues to look like the final evolution of what the defense should be, and it can’t be appreciated enough how quick the turnaround from Grantham to this current defensive iteration has been. Watching the Auburn/LSU game live on Saturday was a test case in a talented coordinator coming to a situation and trying to turn it all around at once and just how hard that can be. But, Pruitt has done it. Running quarterbacks notwithstanding, another great performance.
– Special teams was not the reason I drank on Saturday. One massive mistake to end the first half, but they get the “publicly executed Spurrier on our field” pass this week.
– WRONG BLOG FOR THAT BUDDY!
– Get out of my face with this nonsense.
The only shortcoming for this game to me was that Spurrier didn’t take the opportunity to retire at the 50 yard line in the post game scrum. He’s been a very good coach for a middling program and brought them to highs unimaginable prior to his tenure. Gamecock fans, enjoy all the good things he brought to your program, but the sun has set. It’s a wrap. And I couldn’t be prouder of watching Georgia be the ones who put final nail in the coffin of his South Carolina tenure.
Here’s a weekend so good, I wrapped up a bachelor party in New Orleans, drove back to Atlanta and rewatched the game Sunday. Do I feel great? No. Do I regret a single thing? Absoultely not.
— DPalm (@dpalm66) September 20, 2015
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