Tuesday, October 02, 2007  
I'm freakin sore....
Ouch. I helped my bass player move on Sunday - just me, him, and our drummer. We show up, pack the first load of stuff, then head over to his new apartment. Little did we know that he had chosen to live on the 3rd floor.

I've never hurt so bad in my life. Yesterday I guess I was still running on adrenaline, but today, man...damn. I can barely even walk. This hurts.

Oh well. If you didn't watch the Patriots last night, you should be ashamed. That is probably the best football team I have ever seen. They are so sound and so disciplined in every phase of the game. Sucks, because I'm a Steelers fan, but still, it's fun to watch.

As quickly as we thought momentum had shifted in the state, Auburn goes and beats Florida in the Swamp as 18 point dogs, while Alabama is getting "whipped" by Florida State. Ridiculous. Scarbinsky said yesterday should have been a holiday in the state of Alabama, for football fans to thank their teams for such an exciting month of football.

Finebaum is ready to go ahead and give Tubberville the A&M job, since it's all but a foregone conclusion that Franphony is out after this season. Amazing how the talk has shifted from Miles and Michigan to Tubbs and A&M so quickly.

Coach Saban is still confident in Alabama's future, saying the last two losses are more of what we didn't do than what the other team did. Read more here.

Cecil tells everyone to just relax because any rational fan knew that this wasn't going to be a great season, as much as we may have wanted it to be. We're still young. We have no depth. But you can see the process is working. The kids are learning, and they are improving, even if you can't see it. Alabama is what most expected them to be - "a team that fights hard, but has little margin for error."

The defense learned the hard way on Saturday - you have to be at your best 100% of the time, not 99%. They held firm for 62 out of 65 plays. But those 3 plays that they gave up just killed them.

In a move not uncommon for most coaches, Coach Saban tried to support John Parker in his press conference yesterday, shifting the blame to all facets of the offense, not just the quarterback. Of course, we all know what we saw on Saturday - a quarterback that didn't know what to do with the football.

Christopher Walsh's First and 10 this week points out, right off the bat, what doomed Alabama. The 70 yard touchdown pass, and the John Parker fumble at our own 5 yard line. Those two plays sealed the deal.
 

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