How much love will/should Georgia get at SEC Media Days?

 

 

Mercifully, the college football preseason will officially begin on Wednesday with the start of SEC Media Days.

I can’t remember a year when we’ve had so many good story lines as we head to Birmingham/Hoover. But here are five burning questions that I’ll be trying to answer over the next three days at the Wynfrey Hotel:

1—How much love will/should Georgia get in Birmingham? And if you’re a Bulldog, should you care? Remember that a year ago Georgia was No. 1 in most preseason polls. But when the SEC media assembled last July they picked Florida. Of the 70 media votes, Florida got 36 as the projected champion followed by Georgia (18), and Auburn (13). LSU, Tennessee and Ole Miss had one vote each. Alabama, which started 12-0 and won the SEC West, did not receive a vote to win its division or win the conference championship.

Florida, ranked No. 1 in most preseason polls, should be a pretty unanimous pick to win the conference. But Georgia fans should take heart in this:  Only four times in the past 17 years has the media correctly picked the eventual SEC champion:

Year—–Media Pick—–Eventual champ

1992—-Florida———-Alabama

1993—-Alabama——–Florida

1994—-Florida———–Florida

1995—-Florida———-Florida

1996—-Tennessee——Florida

1997—-Florida———–Tennessee

1998—-Florida———-Tennessee

1999—-Tennessee——Alabama

2000—-Alabama——-Florida

2001—-Florida———LSU

2002—-Tennessee—–Georgia

2003—-Auburn——–LSU

2004—Georgia——–Auburn

2005—-Tennessee—-Georgia

2006—-Auburn——Florida

2007—-LSU———-LSU

2008—-Florida—–Florida

 

2—Does Tim Tebow have another “speech” ready if things go wrong in 2009? Tebow’s speech in the moments after last season’s 31-30 loss to Ole Miss was so powerful that Florida has put up a plaque to honor it in the school’s football complex. So what does the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner say if Florida loses an early game this season? Florida will certainly be favored to win its first four games against Charleston Southern, Troy (although I hear Troy will have one of its better teams), Tennessee and Kentucky. After a week off, the Gators go to LSU for what promises to be a very intense football game. Tebow had better get a speech ready for after that game, just in case.

 

3—How will Lane Kiffin handle his first big encounter with the SEC media? Even the veteran coaches of the SEC will tell you that it was a little unnerving the first time they stood up in front of the assembled media horde at this event. Trust me when I tell you that they don’t have media blitzes like this at Southern Cal, Kiffin’s last college stop. Needless to say the new Tennessee coach has not been bashful when it comes to bringing attention to his program and getting the Vols on the minds of every high school recruit in the country. Now that it’s time to start getting ready to play, does Kiffin hold back because of his surroundings or does he let it all hang out? I say that recruiting season is over and it’s time to start thinking about the first game. I believe coach Kiffin will be a little understated this week in Birmingham.

 

4—Is Ole Miss for real? Ole Miss is the only team in the SEC West that has not played in the conference championship game since its inception in 1992. But a lot of people feel this is the year the Rebels finally get to Atlanta.  Four of the five magazines I use for research have Ole Miss in their preseason Top 10. The Sporting News has them rated No. 5. They have the second best quarterback in the league (Jevan Snead) and a bunch of guys who can really run. But they also lost a first round draft choice (Michael Oher) on the offensive line and a first-round choice (Peria Jerry) on the defensive line. That’s why I have them at No. 12 in my preseason poll. Ole Miss has the most favorable schedule in the division with Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and LSU all coming to Oxford. I will be very interested to find out where Ole Miss finishes in the preseason media voting when it is released on Friday.

 

5—Who is going to be the surprise team in 2009? A year ago it was Ole Miss, which became the only team to beat Florida and eventually knocked off Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl. While I don’t think this team will win nine games, it looks like the surprise team could be Arkansas. The Hogs made great strides in the spring and finally have a quarterback (Ryan Mallett) who can make an SEC team sit up and take notice. Nine of 11 starters return from a very bad defense and that will keep Arkansas from having an Ole Miss-like season. But this team is going to beat somebody they are not supposed to beat. I also think they will go to a bowl game.

 

Programming note: I will be joining my CSS partners Bob Neal, Mark Schlabach and Sandra Golden to do our popular “Talkin’ Football” show from Birmingham during all three days in Birmingham. Starting Wednesday, the show will air live each day at 6 p.m., Eastern time, with replays at 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. the next morning. We will have interviews with every coach and break down the day’s activities. Please tune us in.

 

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July 21st, 2009
8:20 am

…have been broached ad nauseum by other writers/bloggers over the summer so far – guess you spent the last 6 weeks of your vacation plagerizing them so you could spew them for the next few weeks. And you have the audacity to compare yourself to Furman Bisher – SHAMEFUL!

Bill

July 21st, 2009
8:23 am

One point Tony.You are correct,only 4 out of 17.However 3 of those four have been Florida.

Lane "Shirt-Rippin" Kiffin

July 21st, 2009
8:30 am

I don’t see Ole Siss having enough talent & depth at every position to win the West.

Coach O said he was gonna meet me at Denny’s this morning for some Red Bulls & scrambled eggs. You can bet we’ll be ready today

Barn Rock

July 21st, 2009
8:34 am

As a long-suffering Ole Miss fan, I’ve learned never, ever to believe the hype about Ole Miss. We’ve been built up and then let back down so many times that I just try my best not to get too excited. Every now and then we somehow put together a banner season – like Eli’s last year there and also this past season. But they are way too few and far between.

I am actually a little disappointed at how easy our schedule is this season – I don’t think I’ve ever seen an easier SEC schedule. If we can somehow beat Bama and LSU, we could conceivably lose one or even possibly zero games – big talk for a team who lost to Vandy last season, I know, but with this schedule it’s possible. But I’m afraid that with this weak schedule, even if we win all or most of our games, I’m afraid we won’t be too highly rated in the BCS picture because of the strength of schedule component.

I think the biggest blow you could deal to an Ole MIss fan would be for us to go 13-0 or whatever, win the SEC Championship game in Atlanta, and then not be in the picture for the National Championship – just like Auburn a few years back. But then again, that sounds just about exactly like something that would happen to the Rebs.

Anyway, not going to get too excited. But for what it’s worth – Hotty Toddy! Go you crazy Rebels, go!

Got 12 but none in quite a long long time ....

July 21st, 2009
8:34 am

Looks like UF and LSU are the teams to beat …..

45-42, bleah

July 21st, 2009
8:35 am

yeah, they were also picked to win it 4 times when they didn’t. But to be fair, they also won it 4 times when they weren’t picked, which just means that Florida has been pretty good since 92. I feel so unclean after having said that.

CharlotteGator

July 21st, 2009
8:36 am

1 – Whether or not they get any love, UGA deserves some to be sure. Great OL and DL coming back (barring injuries), their middle LB is a beast, and the DB’s have experience. If the DC can get it together and take advantage of the athletes and coach up the talent, the D can be good which is the key to any good SEC team. Green is obviously a monster and Cox just has to distribute. The key will be what they get out of their running game. KM was a game changer and I could see R. Samuel having that type of impact. C. King doesn’t frighten me as much as #22 and I don’t know anything about W. Early (not sure about his name).

2 – While the speech was a nice moment, definitely don’t think it was as big of a deal as it’s been made out to be. Probably not plaque-worthy either. I think the speech fired Tebow up and galvanized the team, but a lot had to do with Spikes and the defense. They were not very good against Ole Miss and even struggled against Arkansas. People forget that the “what’s up w/ Florida” question was going on through the Arkansas game (which was close until some late TD’s broke it open in the 4th quarter). It wasn’t until the D put a hurt on LSU that the train really left the station, and in my opinion, the defense playing better is what turned it around. Of course, Tebow’s speech probably had something to do with it, but so did the D’s leadership, Charlie Strong, and the other guys on that team that were/are locker room and opinion leaders.

3 – Not even going to predict what Kiffin will be up to, but I will be tuned in just in case he’s in rare (or not so rare) form.

4 – Ole Miss being able to handle expectations is really the key for them. Clearly I’d love to see UF and Ole Miss matched up in Atlanta, but both teams have a lot of work to do to get there. Ole Miss has a chance, but they need to avoid injuries for two years in a row which is a tall order. Not sure they have the same depth as Bama, LSU, UF, UGA, etc.

5 – I’d agree that Arkansas will be better, but I’m also interested to see what SOS is going to do with South Carolina. Not sure I see many other surprise teams, of course, that’s probably why the would be.

Atlanta Gator

July 21st, 2009
8:41 am

Journalists? Making accurate predictions about the future? Pardon me, while I spit my coffee all over my computer from an uncontrollable spasm of laughter. Tony, I’m not jumping on you, but most journalists can’t get report the daily news in a relatively unbiased, factually correct and grammatically coherent manner, which is supposedly within their job descriptions. Asking journalists (and sports writers, if we care to draw that distinction) to be prophets is not only beyond their professional competence, it’s beyond their abilities as mortal men.

Okay. I’m done being preachy for the morning.

m

July 21st, 2009
8:43 am

Ga Tech is the only team in the nation with the guts to play 3 out of 4 non-conference games with the oh-so-powerful sec.

So when TECH wins all 3 sec games they will be the sec champions.

45-42….glad it still hurts so bad…and it is only the beginning.

GatorBait05

July 21st, 2009
8:52 am

I think people are really underrating UGA, how many times have we seen a national power reload after losing guys like Stafford and Moreno? A lot. Ask 2007 LSU…

TommyP

July 21st, 2009
8:53 am

CharlotteGator: Well done. Very good response. (from a Dawg fan)

GetOverIt

July 21st, 2009
8:54 am

Lets not forget that Ole Miss has backed out of a home and home with Georgia Tech, wanting to delay it. UCLA wanted nothing to do with them either for the season opener for the Georgia Dome.
I bet UGA wishes they could back out now that CPJ has them running full steam ahead.

CharlotteGator

July 21st, 2009
8:55 am

m,

Let’s see…

UGA – No choice on playing them or not. Given recent history, you probably should take them off the schedule

Miss. St. and Vanderbilt – Yeah, way to step up and challenge yourselves with these juggernauts.

I hate that I’m even responding to you, but that was crazy.

TommyP

July 21st, 2009
8:55 am

GatorBait05: I agree 100% that Georgia is underrated. It’s not like all of these top 10 recruiting classes have disappeared “Goff-style.” There is talent there, just unproven.

Our defense will be better, the offense needs to be steady. I think the key to the season is turnover margin and running game. I’m in the minority but feel Willie will turn the defense around.

Atlanta Gator

July 21st, 2009
8:59 am

In response to Tony, on other topics—-

(2) The Tebow “speech” was a unique moment, not to be repeated in context. If Tebow is to deliver motivational speeches, let him deliver it in practice the weeks before the LSU and Georgia games. I fear there is no room for a loss in the Gators’ quest for a repeat BCS championship.

(3) I suspect Lane Kiffin will handle himself well enough in his scripted moments, including his press conference. Rather than the gaffe-prone newby of recent reporting, I suspect he will spout the usual sports cliches. It’s the unscripted moments that have so much potential—-who could have predicted the elevator exchange between Kiffin and Steve Spurrier at the last SEC confab? Brilliant! The Evil Genius showed why he’s still the master of the verbal put-down. When confronted, Kiffin’s just not that fast on his feet. Makes me wonder how he will do when confronted with the need for a split-second coaching decision. . . .

(4) Yes, Ole Miss is real enough, but it’s been a long, long time since the Rebels’ one and only national championship in 1960 and their last SEC championship in 1963. The Rebs will be good, but it’s tough to go from SEC door mat to title contender in the space of two seasons. Color me skeptical.

(5) “Surprise team?” By definition, doesn’t “surprise” mean something that you could not have reasonably predicted? I think we’ve come full circle; now, we’re back to asking journalists to be the next Jeane Dixon.

Atlanta Gator

July 21st, 2009
9:04 am

As for “love” for the Dawgs, they will get about as much “love” as any team predicted to finish in the top 2 of the SEC East and the top 3 or 4 in the conference usually gets. What’s wrong with that? Has anyone not learned from last year’s media experience in over-hyping a pretty good UGA team that press-clippings do not win football games? The difference between a 10-3 SEC runner-up and a 14-0 BCS champion is focus, and pre-season hype substitutes over-confidence for focus. Makes me fear for my Gators.

Scott

July 21st, 2009
9:07 am

Who says that ‘Talkin Football’ is popular?

DawginLex

July 21st, 2009
9:08 am

Let others get all the preseason hype that they want. When folks tell you over and over and over how good you are, it takes a rare breed of athlete/team to not listen to it. Plus injuries and other factors come into play.

Florida is stacked and they have Timmy and a coach who is pretty intense. They have the best shot of withstanding the pressure cooker. It also helps that they have won it recently.

I hope the UGA players and coaches are listening to all the venom and negative shots being sent in the direction of Athens. It could serve them well.

Gen Neyland

July 21st, 2009
9:09 am

Personally, Media Days is interesting to a point. It can range from tabloid material to Pulitzer Prize reads. The ones being written about will be better off playing it close to the vest and leave the assuming to the assumers. Logic dictates this to be The Year of the Gator…then comes that dang thing called emotion to thwart the best laid plans…On another note, Tennessee is on the verge of losing another QB prospect. Jesse Scroggins from California is to announce between USC West and Tennessee tomorrow. Seeing how the campus of USC is about 20 miles from his home, which means Mom and Dad can ride mopeds to home games, I think he’ll stay west and fight through the well stocked stable of Pete’s QB’s for the job…It is strange that his decision comes on the opening day of Media Days though….

Gator Growl

July 21st, 2009
9:12 am

Well for all of you “Dawg” fans who were relishing the shots Paul Finebaum has been taking at Urban Meyer, today is your day in the bucket! Big article in the “Bama” papers (Mobile Register) about how Mark Richt could well soon be on the hot seat and go the way of Phil Fulmer and Tommy Tuberville. This Bama hack seems to be taking a swing at almost every coach in the conference as he goes down the list. Apparently, in Finebaums world, only Nick Saban can do no wrong. And strangely enough, he also seems to like Steve Spurrier probably because of their personal relationship and the fact Spurrier has been on his radio show.

Anonymous

July 21st, 2009
9:12 am

Little “m,”

When the three SEC teams that Georgia Tech beats in the same season are Florida, Alabama and Georgia, then you can claim to be SEC champs.

Until then, let’s try to keep the hyperbole to yourself.

Rowdy Roddy Piper

July 21st, 2009
9:13 am

Big Tone, I think UGA is flying under the radar, and teams will be surprised. I am confident that we will be successful this year.

Lane Kiffen will not have many friends in Birmingham. I think he has almost worn his welcome out in the Southeast, already!

Atlanta & Charlotte Gators, you are classy guys, with great posts. You are welcome at my tailgate, in Jax, anytime.

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

Shamus

July 21st, 2009
9:18 am

I find it amusing that the fans of various SEC schools on this blog are managing to have civil, mature conversations about college football, but the Tech visitors are the ones resorting to juvenile trash-talking.

Atlanta Gator

July 21st, 2009
9:23 am

Rowdy Roddy Piper—-Thanks for the compliment. Charlotte Gator has rapidly established himself as one of the better AJC college football bloggers, and I am humbled to be mentioned in his company . . . and to be invited to your tailgate.

Now, off to my day job. = )

CharlotteGator

July 21st, 2009
9:26 am

Gen Neyland,

Your last point definitely does raise some eyebrows. I could totally see LK having Scroggins declare for the Vols as a ‘kickoff’ to the Media Days for UT. Can’t say that I’d argue with that logic. I hope he gets over this PR stuff soon though. I know recruiting is ‘24×7, 365′ but I sincerely hope he’s getting down to the business of preparing this year’s team. Obviously, I’m not in Knoxville and I don’t watch that program, but I hope he’s not building and working for the team to be in 2-3 years and shorting the guys he’s currently got. Eric Berry is a once in a decade type talent that I’d hate to see in purgatory.

Rowdy Roddy,

Speaking of purgatory, now that I live in ACC country, I don’t think I’ll be going down to JAX anymore. I’ve been notified that apparently ‘real’ football is played in the ACC because of ‘parity’, and in the end who cares, nothing matters except basketball. :)

Thanks for the kind words…I really miss living in ATL/SEC country.

Long Dawg

July 21st, 2009
9:27 am

Last year and every year before that are continuing examples that pre-season picks don’t mean much. Georgia won’t get much love because Florida will overshadow everyone in the East but people who know the game know Georgia will be more dangerous this year than last year. Ole Miss is kind of a Cinderella story but they won’t get home before midnight and will turn into what they always are. LSU is always over rated and Alabama will win the West because they have as much talent and a better coach. Auburn and Tennesee and South Carolina are as much a mystery as ever and will be the jokers in the deck. They may not have great seasons but they will spoil someone else’s.

As for m, only a tech fan (after complete and utter destruction by LSU) would brag about playing SEC bottom dwellers Miss. State and Vanderbilt. Tech will lose two of the three games they play against the SEC this year. Vandy and Miss State will both be better than last year and tech is still tech. They will lose at least two games they shouldn’t.

Vol Man

July 21st, 2009
9:31 am

Gator Growl,

Finebaum is a Tennessee grad & has trashed Saban numerous times.

Anonymous

July 21st, 2009
9:31 am

Tony,

Your Twitter photo looks like the young version of Dorian Grey. Just sayin’.

Your pal,

Anonymous

braveswin

July 21st, 2009
9:32 am

The Gators should get all the hype, after all, they have earned it. From my perspective, I’m glad the Gators have had this run. Because without them it could have been the Vols. And trust me when I say no one would have wanted that. I have at least met some Gator fans that show class, can’t say that about the Vols. But I live in TN so what should I expect. This year the Dawgs will be good, make no mistake about that. However this year good may not be enough to unseat the Gators

Jeff

July 21st, 2009
9:36 am

given the fact that the media sleeps with Urban- it should be no surprise. Maybe their record at picking the champion would improve if they looked at the big picture instead of being a bunch of bandwagoners

bigdawg01

July 21st, 2009
9:38 am

It is refreshing to have decent, courteous ADULT conversations for a change. Honestly, the posts with all the back and forth BS have gotten a little long in the tooth. Here’s to another great season in the SEC.

Gator Growl

July 21st, 2009
9:40 am

Also, in regards to Kiffin, you could say the silence out of Knoxville has been quite noticable since the SEC meetings a while back. It is apparent that he has been muzzled, kaboshed by the Commish… Don’t expect any fireworks at Media Days but you might want to hang by the elevators just in case…

MBRT

July 21st, 2009
9:49 am

Gator Growl,

If you had been reading Finebaum’s articles over the last decade or so, you’d know he has been the most critical reporter of the Alabama football program and he’s usually right. There’s probably a good reason he has nothing bad to say about Saban.

.

Gen Neyland

July 21st, 2009
9:54 am

CharlotteGator : Eric Berry’s time at UT will not be for naught. The tutorship under John Chavis reaped huge benefits for Berry. The Tennessee D of 2008 kept many a game from becoming a total embarrassment. I think nothing but good will continue for Berry and the defensive unit under CMK. Even if it takes a year or two to right the offensive ship in Knoxville, the UT D should still make noise and grow. One of our questions that won’t be answered for a few weeks yet is will the offense help them out…Oddly enough, when Berry went to Tennessee, I think he had the ambition of practicing dentistry and I don’t mean dislocating opponents jawbones…

PBR=America in a can

July 21st, 2009
9:54 am

I think if Florida loses early (at LSU) they will repeat what they did last year after the Ole Miss. That being said Georgia has a really good chance to de-throne the Gators this year unless the injury bug hit again. Im looking foreward to see what Bobo can do with an experienced offensive line, because your QB and Off. Coordinator are only as good as your offensive line and we haven’t had a good one in 3 years.

RxDawg

July 21st, 2009
10:07 am

I used to watch Talkin Football on CSS when I had cable. I somewhat recently moved and now I have direct TV. I’d still like to see the show but I’m not sure I can because I don’t believe I have CSS anymore. Anyone out there know of a way?

Eric

July 21st, 2009
10:10 am

Until the games are played none of this matters. A team can have great players and great coaches, but if they’re not all on the same page their season will suck. Anything can happen. I know. I’ve seen it. There’s no point in trying to rank teams until they play. In fact, the rankings shouldn’t even come out until the end of September….or later.

Eric

July 21st, 2009
10:11 am

RxD. No way, no how you can see that show on Direct TV. Same here.

mcdawg

July 21st, 2009
10:12 am

hopefully not much and rightly so w/ UF and all the attention the west is getting

Huh?

July 21st, 2009
10:13 am

I would just like to point out to the haters that always claim Georgia is overrated that we have only been picked to win the SEC once in the entire history of the divisional format. ONCE you freaking morons. Will you please give this mindless babble a rest? Its just your imaginations running wild.

Thanks for listening.

Gator Growl

July 21st, 2009
10:17 am

MBRT…Was listening to one of Finebaums rants about Urban “lying about not going to ND” recently and he offered as proof of how coaches lie Tommy Tubervilles departure from Ole Miss to Auburn. Not one mention of Nick Sabans Miami situation(s). To me, if you’re gonna try and make THAT point, the FIRST example you would make would be Saban! Funny, how he convienently left that out… He constantly criticizes or makes fun of anything Auburn and has been on Ole Miss lately since they have emerged a favorite in the West and a big threat to Bama.

m

July 21st, 2009
10:26 am

You sec IDIOTS are the biggest HYPOCRITES in the world.

On the one hand you say that the sec is the toughest conference and that you can’ take anyone for granted and that every game is TOUGH.

Then TECH, the only team in the nation willing to play three sec games by choice and not by mandate, you start all this crybaby stuff about the sec bottom feeders.

The sec is a pussssy conference and they are ALL bottom feeders and TECH and UTAH and Wake, etc. have showed you this and will continue to show you that your conference is all hat and no cattle.

TECH….likely to be 2009 ACC and sec CHAMPIONS…45-42….glad it still hurts so bad.

RxDawg

July 21st, 2009
10:28 am

Huh? Your exactly right. Historicly, the dawgs are one of them most underated teams in the nation. By that definition I mean ending up the season rated higher then you started. Someone recently posted a site that spelled out each team in the nation and compared their preseason rankings to the final rankings. UGA was one of a few that averaged a higher ranking consitently. Of course….thats not what happend last year lol.

Eric, thanks. I was afraid of that. I was just wondering if they might have some internet brodcast somewhere or something.

Got 12?

July 21st, 2009
10:32 am

Gator Growl,

Finebaum says whatever riles fans up. If you listen long enough, you will hear him attack every SEC coach (except for Spurrier). He regularly criticizes Saban, Mal Moore, Bama’s Board of Trustees, and Bama fans. It’s just what he does. He hangs out with Spurrier, Saban, Tuberville, and lots of other coaches then rips them on the radio. Spurrier seems to be immune probably because he actually appears on Finebaum’s show from time to time. The other head coaches don’t.

Jim

July 21st, 2009
10:33 am

Ole Miss was the surprise team in 2008? Alabama goes 12-0 (winning in Athens, Baton Rogue, Knoxville and Fayetteville along the way….not sure that an SEC team has ever won on the road in those 4 cities in one season, could be wrong) and Ole Miss lost to Vanderbilt. Ole Miss got a vote to be SEC Champ in 2008 and Bama got ZERO votes to win the SEC West. Yet Ole Miss was the surprise team? Give me a break.

Parrish Walton

July 21st, 2009
10:35 am

Here is an interview Mr. Barnhart did with my website. Shameless plug, I know, but it is a good read.

http://www.spartyandfriends.com/?p=17022#comment-62371comment-62371

Dink

July 21st, 2009
10:43 am

Tony,

It’s time to ban m. He can never refrain from the juvenile name-calling or conduct a civil discussion.

Your blog is great but m continuously tries to ruin it, thanks.

Dawg'94

July 21st, 2009
10:43 am

I agree with Atlanta Gator. The Dawgs sure didn’t deal with the hype last year good at all & they did loss focus in the season & in some games. I believe the leadership is a lot better this year in Athens. The Dawgs, as well as 2 or 3 other SEC schools, have a chance to win it all this year. Of course, time will tell. The Oklahoma State game will tell a lot about the Dawgs. We’ll see. GO DAWGS!!

Will

July 21st, 2009
10:45 am

Big Tone,

My Dawgs won’t get much love at the Media Days. With Tebow, Myer and Spikes sucking all of the air out of the place I don’t see anyone getting much love except St Nick.

But that’s fine. Because up here in Athens we are quietly putting together one of the finest UGA defenses in the past 25 years. Under the radar guys such as Marcus Washington, Jeff Owens, Cornelious Washington, Branden Smith, Charles White and Sanders Commings have everyone in the “know” really excited. I think my dawgs surprise a ton of folks and resemble the 08′ Crimson Tide except we win the SEC championship.

Will

July 21st, 2009
10:51 am

Also, I would have mentioned Justin Houston but he is suspended for the first 2 games which really hurts.