Yeah, it's still technically Thursday night, but I'll be in that exam for a good portion of the day, and then we're playing Jackson, TN again tomorrow night, so I don't know if I'll be able to post. Sooo....here it goes.
Spence Tillman is, for some reason, regarded as a high-profile, all-knowing college football guru. What the hell for? I mean, does this guy even watch football games? He's talking up Texas Tech and all that good stuff, which is fine...but then he tries to act like he knows what he's talking about with the LSU / Alabama game. Read the story here.
Now, it's a good read, if you're clueless. Spencer does a good job of acting like he knows what he's talking about. Here's the biggest issue I have with his article. " The Tide are favored this weekend in part because LSU was beaten soundly by Georgia and Florida. The Tigers' young secondary couldn't handle the Georgia and Florida quarterbacks, but match up better against a less-explosive Tide. Factor in Les Miles' coaching ability, particularly when he has two weeks to prepare, and we might be in for another close call.
Consider that Alabama defeated Ole Miss and Kentucky by a combined seven points and there is cause for optimism for Tigers fan. Yes, even though neither one of their quarterbacks is ready to win a game on his own. They both must play with a lead, and Charles Scott must deliver another 100-yard rushing performance in order for offensive coordinator Gary Crowton to be at his best. "
This sonuvabitch didn't even watch the Georgia/LSU game or the Florida/LSU games. Did he? Otherwise he would've seen that it wasn't the QBs that beat LSU -- it was the line play. How else do you explain the Florida game? The Gators ran for 265 yards on 41 attempts. LSU ran for only 80 yards on 26 attempts. Yikes. How about the Georgia game? UGA ran for 194 yards on 36 carries. LSU ran for 188 yards on 41 carries. It's called line play.
Also, what the hell is he talking about Les Miles having two weeks to prepare for Alabama? Surely he didn't forget that LSU played Tulane last week. And if that's a gimme game, then so was Arkansas State for Alabama. So then both coaches have had two weeks, if that's how you're looking at it - and I'm pretty sure that EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY would rather have Nick Saban gameplanning, rather than the Hat.