Days 'til the coaches can stop answering questions about the "hype": 3
Well, my guitar player and I went flyering around the University of Memphis last night. If anybody doesn't already know, we're playing at Newby's on Saturday, November 17th. Yes, the same night as the Louisiana-Monroe game. Sucks, but it is what it is. I'm hoping the game will be a 2pm kickoff so I can watch it and then go out and do what needs to be done. Alas, I'm sure it'll be a 6pm kick and I'll have to get the bartender to put it on gameplan up there for me.
Prosevere is my band, yes. Come to the show!
Anyway, enough about that mess. That should be a good day. We're playing the same day as the UAB vs Memphis game at the Liberty Bowl, so there should be a good crowd on Highland that night. Regardless, we'll draw enough people to make it fun. Besides, beer and shots can make anything fun.
We'll continue "Blogging with the enemy..." later today.
For now, on to the news...
The key matchup of the day won't be any receivers vs defensive backs, or running backs vs linebackers. Instead, it will be Justin Britt against Glenn Dorsey. This should be the matchup of the day. As Britt put it Dorsey's "the best. That's what we came to Alabama to do - play against the best." Read more.
Honestly, you should read this article just for how long the headline is. It's pretty unbelievable. Either way, it's more garbage about how this game is about the players and not the coaches, and how the LSU players have no hard feelings towards their former coach, etc etc. Riiiight.
Our so-called "makeshift line" has quite a task ahead of them on Saturday, especially without suspended starters Antoine Caldwell and Marlon Davis. Read more about their upcoming job here.
Perrilloux, Dorsey, and Odom are still question marks for Saturdays game, although it looks much better for Dorsey - mainly because he has the say on whether he'll play or not. If his knee feels ok, then he'll get in there. The same can't be said for Perrilloux and Odom, who are still awaiting a decision from the coaches on whether or not they'll be allowed to play. Read more about the possible missing links.
Monday's practice was a sign that Alabama is planning on playing without the suspended "text book five." All of them were practicing in backup roles, rather than their normal spots. Read more here.
Dorsey, last night, never would answer the question of whether he'll play on Saturday or not. He did admit that he had doubts, but said that if he feels good enough, then he'll play.
The Crimson White has an article about LSU fans wearing houndstooth hats with purple and gold feathers. Some people may get mad, but I just laugh. It's almost sad that an SEC team doesn't have enough tradition of their own, so they have to try and either mock somebody else's, or borrow it. Karma sucks, gentlemen.
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