UT went down at the hands of a 3rd string QB and a Bruins team that lost 3 offensive starters in the first half. UT got 4 turnovers in the first half and did NOTHING with it. That's pitiful. When the opponent makes a mistake, you have to put your foot on their throat and not let them get back up. The fact that UCLA was even in a position to win this game is a joke.
And, after watching that game, I can't help but look at the schedule and try to find wins for Tennessee. If you can't beat a UCLA team that gives you 4 turnovers, how are you going to compete in the SEC? Let's look at their schedule...
@ UCLA - loss 0-1 UAB - win 1-1 Florida - loss 1-2 @ Auburn - loss 1-3 Northern Illinois - win 2-3 @ Georgia - loss 2-4 Mississippi St - win 3-4 Alabama - loss 3-5 @ South Carolina - loss 3-6 Wyoming - win 4-6 @ Vandy - ... Kentucky - ... we'll have to wait and see for the last two.
But just off the top of my head, they're looking at possibly a 5-7 season, maybe 6-6. Yikes. And Fulmer just signed this stupid extension that makes Mike Hamilton, their AD, look like a complete idiot right now. This team looked abysmal last night, and I don't see where it's gonna get better for them.
Oh well. Onto other more important things.
I'm fairly excited about heading down to Tuscaloosa this weekend to see the Tide and Tulane. It should be a fun ball game, and since it's a night game, there will be plenty of partying after the game.
Finebaum is firmly on the Alabama bandwagon. He jumped on quick too. I listened to the show yesterday and had a blast listening to him belittle all the Auburn fans that wanted to call in. His latest article is pretty awesome. Read up on it here.
Bama opened up as a 29.5 point favorite over Tulane this weekend. Normally, Bama doesn't do a very good job of covering the spread...but this isn't the Alabama that we're used to seeing. I'm curious what the line will be over Western Kentucky if we just humiliate Tulane this weekend. I really do hope the guys stay focused for the next two weeks.
I'll be back with more later. I'm looking into ways of posting entire games on here, incase you all would like to download them. We'll see what I can come up with. :-)
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