We are 7 days away from the biggest game for the University of Alabama in the last 17 years.
I'm getting a bit antsy. Can't you tell?
1. Texas Tech is a school of fools
The players are bashing the coach, the administration is bashing him. And we all know how this will end. Leach will win his lawsuit, will get a job somewhere else after next season, and Texas Tech will forever return to the craphole that they were in before he got there. I'm tellin ya, if some kid had shown up to Coach Saban's practice with sunglasses on, talking shit to everyone, he would've ended up behind the woodshed, not in it.
2. Pete Carroll on broadcast for National Championship game?
Is this really happening? I've heard a lot of rumors in the last few days about this. Do we really have to have that weasel on the broadcast so all we hear is Herbie kissing his ass for however long he's on? Jeez Louise.
3. Flu bug hits again
I don't think it's that bad this time around. This is a small strain of the virus and it has more to do with the weather, etc, than anything else. Drew Davis and James Carpenter have already missed a little time with it, but they're both back and are apparently playing well in practices. I think we should be fine. The only injury concerns we have at the moment are Marquis Johnson's fractured thumb. He's got a cast on it right now, but he should be fine.
4. Idaho vs Bowling Green
One of the better ping pong matches I've watched in a while. Robb Akey, Idaho's coach, is a gutsy fella. Bowling Green scores a deep touchdown pass with 30+ seconds left. Then Idaho throws a deep pass and then hits a TD on a slant pattern with :04 left, and then, rather than go for the tie and the overtime, elects to go for two, converts, and wins the game. Unbelievable to watch.
5. LOTS and LOTS of football next two days
I'm really interested to see Tennessee and Virginia Tech tonight, then we'll see what Florida, Auburn, and LSU are made of tomorrow. Arkansas and Ole Miss get to show off on the 2nd. I'm down with it. A whole weekend of football? Diggit.
¶ 8:20 AM