Days 'til Selection Sunday: 12 Days 'til Spring Practice: 25 Today's RPI: 47 Projected Tourney Seed: NOT INVITED
Out of 25 projected brackets that were updated yesterday, we were only in four of them. Now, all of this can change with a win at home over Ole Miss and a win on the road at Mississippi State. Then you've gotta grab a couple in the SEC tourney. Of course, all of that seems nearly impossible if you've watched what has happened to this team in the past few games. They've lost four of their last 5. Granted, three of those were down to the last minute on the road to Ole Miss (leading the West), Florida (leading the East), and Tennessee in OT (hasn't lost at home this season). But there's no excuse for the Auburn loss....at home. How could you possibly explain that to the selection committee? "Oh...umm...we just didn't show up to play." Yeah...that'll work.
Torrance has proven to be a very capable point guard. I, like everyone else, and insanely upset that he didn't get any minutes until this late in the season, but I'm sure that everyone thought Steele would be healthy by now. Now it's looking like he may sit the rest of the year.
Gee has no confidence right now. Riley is playing WAY better off the bench. Something has happened to Hollinger, and I don't know what it is, but he's not playing the same as he did early on. Tubbs doesn't look as comfortable. Basically the entire team just doesn't give a damn when it comes to playing defense. Hollinger said it best a few weeks ago when he said "you don't have to learn to play defense - it's just effort."
And...again...how many times can I say it...the SEC is insane. Paul Gattis confirms the possibility of a 4-way tie at the top of the SEC West. Crappy, but fun, I guess.
Argh. Only 25 days 'til spring football starts.
And, speaking of football...The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a good article about LSU and Gary Crowton, the new offensive coordinator. Scout.com talks about Jonathan Owens, the 6'5" 300lbs offensive lineman that Alabama is looking at for next year's class.
And, to top it off, the Tallahassee Democrat discusses Florida State spring practice, noting that "Clemson and Alabama might have a big say about knocking those smiles off FSU's face early in the 2007 season." Haha.
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"I, like everyone else, and insanely upset that he didn't get any minutes until this late in the season, but I'm sure that everyone thought Steele would be healthy by now."
I've never posted on your site before, but I do read your material on a regular basis.
To clear the above quote up: Torrance has had a broken thumb the past 2.5 months.