I was pretty confident that Arkansas would steamroll most of the rest of their opponents, including Kentucky this week, but the more I hear about Houston Nutt complaining about the officiating in the final drive last week, the more I think he's not getting mentally prepared for what looks to be a pretty difficult test against Kentucky. Arkansas should win the game...but Louisville should have beaten the Wildcats last week and they didn't do it. Bottom line, Houston, get over it and move on to the next game. That's why Saban has a 24 hour rule - maybe you should implement it.
There's not much going on today. Everybody's gearing up for a big weekend, and an even bigger game. Win this one and we're 3-0 to start SEC play...which, if you'll note, is one more win in the SEC than we had last year.
I've gone back and watched Georgia's game against South Carolina from the 2nd week of the season, and I must say...Georgia plays very erratic. They're not a team that can absolutely kill you. We talked before about David Greene just destroying a Nick Saban coached LSU team that liked to bring blitzes and leave corners in man coverage, but it is very obvious that Matthew Stafford is no David Greene. Yes, he was able to hit a few throws, but when South Carolina brough pressure (and they did, a lot), his throwing was incredibly inaccurate. He rushed passes and over/underthrew a lot of balls. When you're able to get pressure on that weak offensive line, they don't have as much success running the ball either. Of course, a lot could have changed in 2 weeks. Who knows. haha.
Coach Saban spends Friday afternoons running through the "unpredictable" things that will probably never ever happen...but might. He would prefer that they at least see these things before they're faced with them in a game. Read more here.
Terry Grant's been through quite a bit in his life - including Hurricane Katrina among other things. But he's always had football. That's what keeps him focused. Read more here.
Coach Saban felt the need to blast anyone that thought that he or anyone else might be spying on other teams to gain an advantage. He dared anybody to question the integrity of coaches nowadays. I'm sure this crap is really starting to piss him off. We also found out that Gameday will be setting up in front of the north end of the stadium this week, with the new addition being the backdrop for College Gameday. Should be interesting, and maybe it will change our fortunes when Gameday comes to town from now on. Read more about all of that here.
The AOL Fanhouse can't figure out if Mark Richt is clever or paranoid. He's closed practices to the public for the first time in his tenure at Georgia. Hmmmm....
I'm sure there will be more that continues through the day today. When something happens, we'll post about it.
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