The SEC will need some help in the BCS

For the second straight week No. 1 has gotten beat. The first BCS Standings are now in the books. So What Did We Learn?

1. The SEC is going to need some help: You’d have to say that the SEC is in pretty good shape in the first BCS Standings with No. 4 Auburn (7-0), No. 6 LSU (7-0), and No. 8 (6-1) all in the mix and all scheduled to play each other between now and Nov. 26. But the SEC is going to need a little help to get a team to No. 2. I think either No. 1 Oklahoma or No. 2 Oregon is going to have to lose somewhere down the stretch (more on this tomorrow) in order for the SEC  team that emerges from that Auburn-LSU-Alabama round robin to get into one of the top two spots.

What’s the problem, SEC fans ask? The problem is that if one of those three teams wins the SEC championship, it will do it against an SEC East team that will likely have three or more losses. I think an undefeated Auburn or LSU gets there. A one-loss team will be more difficult if Oklahoma and Oregon do not lose.

2. Cameron Newton is on the top of my Heisman Trophy list: First it was Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Then it was Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor. Both have lost. Right now there is no college football player in America who means more to his team than Auburn’s Cameron Newton. He again had over 300 yards of total offense (188 rushing, 140 passing) as the No. 4 Tigers beat Arkansas 65-43. It was an incredible thing to watch. If Newton leads his team to a victory on Saturday against No. 6 LSU, which has one of the best defenses in the country, he will be everybody’s leading candidate.

3. Florida is a real mess:  The Gators haven’t loss three straight games during the regular season since 1988. Give Mississippi State and Dan Mullen credit. They marched into Gainesville and knew that their defense was good enough to keep a hapless Florida offense in check. Mississippi State ran 58 offensive plays against Florida. Forty-nine of them were running plays. That means Mullen was playing for a low-scoring game because he knew Florida’s offense was not going to score very many points. It’s going to be a very interesting week off down there. Will they make any significant changes because the offense as it is now being run with John Brantley at quarterback is not working. Florida plays Georgia in Jacksonville on Oct. 30.

4. How bad is the SEC East? This bad: Georgia still has a shot. It’s a tall order, but if the Bulldogs win out at Kentucky, Florida and at Auburn they will be 5-3. South Carolina (2-2) has conference games left with Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida. Florida (2-3) has games left with Georgia, Vanderbilt and South Carolina. If Georgia wins out, South Carolina loses twice (Arkansas, Florida) and Florida loses only once (to Georgia) then the Bulldogs go. If Georgia beats Florida and loses only to Auburn to finish 4-4, the Bulldogs could still go. Why? If Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina all finish in a tie at 4-4, three of Georgia’s losses would have been in the SEC West (Arkansas, Miss. State, Auburn). Georgia would be 4-1 in the Eastern Division, which is the second tiebreaker. South Carolina would have two losses (Kentucky, Florida) in the division. Florida (which has lost to Alabama, LSU, and Miss. State) would also only have one loss in the division. But Georgia would win the head-to-head to break the tie. None of this matters if Georgia doesn’t beat Kentucky.

5. The ACC Coastal is starts to heat up this week: We said going into this season that the two most competitive divisions in college football would be the SEC West and the ACC Coasal. The SEC West has three teams in the BCS top eight and they are still scheduled to play one another. Virginia Tech (3-0), Georgia Tech (3-1), Miami (2-1), and North Carolina (2-1) are getting ready to play some appointment television. Here is the breakdown:

Virginia Tech: Nov. 4 (Thursday) vs. Georgia Tech; Nov. 13 at North Carolina, Nov. 20 at Miami

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets play at huge game outside the division at Clemson this week followed by an open date. Then it’s Nov. 4 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 13 vs. Miami. the Jackets have already beaten North Carolina.

Miami: Saturday vs. North Carolina; Nov. 13 at Georgia Tech; Nov. 20 vs. Virginia Tech.

North Carolina: Saturday vs. Miami; Nov. 20 vs. Virginia Tech; the Tar Heels’ only ACC loss is to Georgia Tech.

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289 comments Add your comment

Jimmy Pritchard

October 18th, 2010
7:32 am

Godzilla is hungry for corn dogs this week. Be afraid, Lester. Be VERY afraid.

@DanWeiner

October 18th, 2010
7:34 am

Cue the SEC apologists saying that Oregon and Oklahoma would lose at least 3 games playing in the SEC while ignoring the fact that Oregon, Oklahoma and Boise St would win the SEC East this year.

Buck Futt

October 18th, 2010
7:39 am

Hell, Troy State could probably win the SEC East this year. So what? They’d still get destroyed by three or four teams from the West.

So what happened to all the...

October 18th, 2010
7:42 am

…bravado of all the “prognosticators” last week who said that Boise State would be #1 when the first BCS rankings came out last night? Boy, do they, and Tony, look dumb this morning…

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
7:44 am

Boise State would be 7-5 or 8-4 every year in the SEC…have they ever beaten a southern team period?Same thing for Oregon.OKL are bigger choke artist in the Bowls than OSU.Who know how it will shake out this year in the SEC…I think EVERYBODY ends up with at least two losses.Welcome to the NFL minor leagues

Don't worry about the UF offense...

October 18th, 2010
7:46 am

…not scoring points – all of that will be taken care of, as usual, when they get to J-ville to put the beat down – AGAIN – on the hapless Bulldawgs.

And, what has happened to Atlanta Gator, Tampa Gator, BulGator, and all them other Gators, who talked so long and loud about how good they would be without Timmy leading them?

GeezusDawg

October 18th, 2010
7:46 am

3 loss gators …. love it!!!

GeezusDawg

October 18th, 2010
7:47 am

Oregon beat Tennessee this year … that’s southern I think.

Dawg_Mike

October 18th, 2010
7:49 am

Tony, number 4 makes my head spin way too much for a Monday morning.

FLA DAWG

October 18th, 2010
7:51 am

Great call on the Ohio State / Wisconsin Game Tony.
I don’t know how you got that upset. I never would have thought Wisconsin would beat Ohio State (not that I think The Buckeyes are that great of a team).

Yeah, The SEC is in lousy shape this season. They have not been impressive. Even LSU has looked sloppy and very, very lucky in their wins.

Pity The Dawgs melted away beginning Game 2 – it could’ve been a great season for UGA.

kiffinisatosser

October 18th, 2010
7:51 am

You dawg fans should not start to regain hope. It ain’t gonna happen. You should put little store in knocking my Dores around this weekend or busting up the Vols last weekend. These were mere SEC exhibition games.

Reality

October 18th, 2010
7:52 am

@ Dont worry

Dont forget that Urb will also play Rainey in 2 weeks. Count on it.
Of course, if Rainey had threatened his daughter that would have been “going at it” or something like that.
Urb= hypocrite

@DanWeiner

October 18th, 2010
7:52 am

“Boise State would be 7-5 or 8-4 every year in the SEC…”

I LOVE the logic of SEC fans. if Boise played in the SEC they’d be able to recruit better (or more highly thought of in recruiting circles) players than the good ones Petersen molds into great college players.

82Dawg

October 18th, 2010
7:52 am

Where is Atlanta Gator, 17 of 20, Ga Gator, I95? Haven’t heard anything out of them lately…..

Mike

October 18th, 2010
7:59 am

Cam Newton is the leader for the Heisman at the halfway mark. No way an SEC team is getting in the title game this year. Oklahoma and Oregon will not lose.

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
7:59 am

If one of the 3 SEC schools run the table they wont need any help..they would have finished the season with wins over two teams in the BCS top 10.There wont be another school that can make that claim.I think the BCS buster thing is about to be debunked this year too.BSU and TCU wont get to the NC game and both will get blown out in their bowl game.

notthisyear

October 18th, 2010
7:59 am

hate on haters!!! your life must be great these days watching the gators.You may need to take care of your own team? The party in Jax this year,Well the winner has NOTHING to really brag about!!!

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
8:00 am

You don’t know if they would recruit any better than SC or Kent in the SEC.

ATL is TigerTown

October 18th, 2010
8:02 am

War Cam Eagle!
Guess who said SC would beat UAT and that Miss St would beat Florida. Hint: it was me.
I have a pretty good feeling about Auburn taking care of LSWho this weekend.
If I’m hapless, I probably don’t refer to someone else as hapless.

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
8:03 am

BSU have better recruits than their peers in their league which is why they win.

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
8:04 am

Not sold yet on AUB…can they stop ANYBODY?

Dontavius Supremo

October 18th, 2010
8:10 am

Auburn has a supremely strong offense, which will overcome any weaknesses on defense. Love watching that Tiger team play football. Georgia has yet to beat anyone with a winning record, so let’s reserve judgment. Florida is still Florida, and you can bet they will toughen up (just as Georgia has.) As far as ACC football is concerned, I find it difficult to find anyone this year who cares. FSU beating BC in a great game just highlights the fact thety they are in the wrong conference.

MMA is stupid

October 18th, 2010
8:23 am

My God,nothing is sweeter than watching Florida fans cry. That is what you get…you all think that you are just entitled to win. All of you that said Brantley will be great…well, we know how that is turning out. I LOVE the pain on the face of the ULTIMATE hypocrite, Meyer. I love seeing all those DB fans in their #15 jerseys with quivering lips.

Fl has the WORST fan base, and I love to see you BURN!!!!

nc4000

October 18th, 2010
8:23 am

hey tony-

how ’bout the refs stealing the game from arkansas like it was a laptop? how do they miss that non-TD/fumble call on the goal line, or the non-fumble/TD a bit later?

gotta wonder how, if those guys were auburn alum or what…

5IML

October 18th, 2010
8:31 am

In regards to national perception, it was a bad weekend for our conference:

1. SEC East is really bad. We like to say the SEC is the toughest conference but at least ten non-SEC teams could win SEC East this year. Thank goodness for the West.

2. Absolutely no defense in our marquee game. We also like to say the Pac10 and Big 12 play no defense. Pot meet kettle. Besides LSU, our entire conference looks suspect (defensively).

Bud

October 18th, 2010
8:32 am

If AJ Green stays healthy and keeps doing what he’s been doing, should he be a candidate for Heisman ?

Mitchell Gantt

October 18th, 2010
8:32 am

Sorry, you bitter Hog losers, but SEC officiating isn’t a conspiracy, they’re just incompetent. Arkansas got at least 14 points Saturday thanks to B.S. holding and interference calls on Auburn. I’m with you 100% that Penn Wagers is a terrible referee (the idiot isn’t even bright enough to get out of the way on a kickoff return), but as usual, you’re whining about being picked on by the zebras is just that–whining. They were blowing calls both ways, and things pretty well evened out.

Beast from the East

October 18th, 2010
8:32 am

The Mighty Gators have fallen into mediocrity. No offense, average defense and they do appear to be missing leadership from the players. Does not appear to be any kind of sense of urgency. At this point, whoever wins the East looks like they will get destroyed by whoever represents the West in Atlanta.

MMA is stupid,
Please re-read your own post for the worst fans. You are the poster child.

meh

October 18th, 2010
8:34 am

the SEC east isn’t bad. It’s good. Everybody’s so good that anyone could be anyone on any given saturday.

[...] The SEC will need some help if it wants a team in the BCS title game, writes Tony Barnhart. (AJC) [...]

PT Dawg

October 18th, 2010
8:37 am

Might wasnt to look at who everyone has lost to before saying they are bad. The east is just not on par with west this yr. USC beat up Bama pretty good. Miss St is obviously pretty good. The bowls will once again show this.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
8:38 am

Watched the replay of Au/Ark yesterday-Wow what an entertaining game. Cam “Laptop” Newton is the deal. Where is the AU defense? On vacation this year?

TrishaDishaWarEagle,
Told you Miss St would beat the Gaytors!!!

Im not drinking anymore Carolina kool-aid. Cant believe Spurrier and the boys let that one slip away.

Glad to see my Dawgs play a great game. Our defense is finally turning the corner,but still concerned about our pass defense. The competition is about to get much better staring this week.

5IML

October 18th, 2010
8:39 am

meh,

As they would say in the ACC, there is a lot of “parity” in the East.

5IML

October 18th, 2010
8:40 am

PT Dawg,

USC over BAMA is the only quality win for the East v. West.

Beast from the East

October 18th, 2010
8:41 am

PT Dawg,
You may be correct, but I wouldn’t take UF or UGA over any team with an above .500 record right now. Neither has proven they can beat a “good” team yet. While UGA is showing signs of improvement, UF continues to get worse each week with the exception of the Kentucky game.

Tim Tebow

October 18th, 2010
8:43 am

Who needs a good cry?

Beast from the East

October 18th, 2010
8:45 am

Tony,
I’m with you on Cam Newton. Until someone can stop him, it’s his for the taking. The guy continues to get better every week. Man, if Auburn had a defense they would be unstoppable. As it is, they’ll have to continue to “outscore” opponents if they want to run the table. Too bad they don’t play my Gators this year….that would certainly help their defense’s confidence (LOL)!

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
8:46 am

agree with TB….the SEC East is a mess this year.

AU can go 13-0, and still not make the show. As good as the AU offense is, I still have my doubts that they will run the table. They’ll need a defense to win one of their big games (4 of ‘em) going down the stretch, and am not sure they have one available.

LSU is the negative print of AU. They’ll need an offense…and soon…to win out. Don’t see that happening.

The thing that the media has ignored in the reporting on Bama is their offensive line. When Bama hit the part of the schedule where teams showed up with good DLs, the running game hit a wall. The defense is starting to look better, but unless the OL improves significantly, Bama will lose one or two more games. Even if they run the table, I don’t see a one loss SEC team making the show unless there is a meltdown in the current BCS Top 5.

Kudos to Dan Mullen. I think the MSU staff has done the best coaching job in the country this year.

gatorhead1013

October 18th, 2010
8:47 am

#1 – An undefeated Auburn or LSU easily slides into one of the top 2 BCS spots. No help needed.

Blue

October 18th, 2010
8:49 am

Boise beat OK in one of the most memorable bowl games (or finishes, at least) in a LONG time. Pretty sure OK is southern. And an SEC team is CERTAINLY not going to take Louisiana Lafayette off their schedule for Boise.

KidRay

October 18th, 2010
8:50 am

Send one up for our DL Eric LeGrand…paralyzed from the neck down. Here’s hoping he walks again. Puts things in perspective.
Go Rutgers!

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
8:51 am

If Cam”laptop”Newton destroys Lsu like he did the pigs,the Heisman will be his to lose.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
8:53 am

KidRay

had not seen the reports on the Rutgers player. You’re right, that does put things in perspective. He’ll get at least one prayer from someone in Alabama for a full recovery.

Superior?

October 18th, 2010
8:55 am

Got to wonder if (old) ball coach is second guessing the time out call.

Ga has a chance to win the sec little east….just shows what an over-rated joke the seldom educated bunch is…

leslie22h

October 18th, 2010
8:56 am

I realize I’m looking a week ahead when Georgia will have a very tough game coming up against Ketucky, and if Georgia loses to UK, this will all be for nought, but once again, Florida has a bye week before playing Georgia.

This year will be Florida’s 14th bye since the game was rescheduled to Halloween Weekend 18 years ago. Of those 13 other GA-FL games already played since that change where Florida has a bye the week before, Florida has won 12. TWELVE. You cannot tell me that having a bye before the Georgia game has not given UF an advantage. Sadly for Georgia, Florida has also won 3 of the 5 non-bye matchups since 1992 as well, which reflects even more poorly on our beloved Bulldogs.

However, few would argue that there is a more intense rivalry in the SEC East than GA vs FL. Why has the University of Georgia and the SEC allowed Florida to have a bye in over two-thirds of the games over the last 18 years? Why did they allow the GA-FL game to be moved up a week starting in 1992 to begin with?

Why would UGA allow a disproportionate number of bye weeks to be scheduled in Florida’s favor over an 18-year stretch? And how many more years before Georgia gets their own bye week advantage over Florida for an 18 or 20 year stretch?

I personally don’t think either team should ever have a bye scheduled before Georgia-Florida. Both teams should come in bruised, battered, and ragged.

It may not matter this year. Both teams stink. But I hate to know that in a year when both teams are struggling, CUM ( I love using those initials!) will have an extra week to study Georgia on film and develop a game plan tailored specifically for Georgia, while CMR has to set his sights on UK first.

Unfair Advantage… again: Florida

Bravesfan79

October 18th, 2010
8:58 am

NO SEC team will go unbeaten! Both Auburn and LSU will loose eventually. This dosent mean the SEC dosent have the top team in the nation however. Of course, we will never know this, because of the crappy non-playoff system in place. Any true SEC fan should be rooting for Boise State right now to go to the National Title game and win it all. That is something that could change college football for the better! Ps… there is no way Oregon is better than Boise State.

DawgnGA

October 18th, 2010
8:58 am

Glad My Dawgs are in the West. Feeling good , Lot of season left, just taking a deep breath for the stretch run..

5IML

October 18th, 2010
8:59 am

The Ol Ball Coach has blown two games this year:

1. Pulling Garcia in Auburn
2. Calling last timeout with 11 seconds to go at UK

And, I repeat, his coaching had nothing to do with the win over BAMA. It as the players. We can now overreact by calling Spurrier a has-been, again.

Chris

October 18th, 2010
8:59 am

War Damn Eagle! It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!

Another Ed

October 18th, 2010
9:00 am

I don’t know if Cam Newton is the best player in college football, but I do think he is the most important player to his team. At this point, the Auburn offense looks unstoppable. I keep hearing people say that he will hit hard and the Tigers will be hurting, yet I never see him take a hard hit. He dishes out more than he takes. And he is bigger than a lot of linebackers! I am a fan of another school in the SEC, yet I sure am not looking forward to playing against him.
Now the Auburn defense is another thing. I would have a hard time proclaiming Auburn as the #1 team in the country because of their D. You look at their O and the O from Oregon, and I figure it is a tossup for best in the country. Yet when you include the D from each team, it leaves you wondering. We see this a bunch: when a team has a weak defense and must rely on scoring a ton of points, they often get bit on the butt. At some point the O will be out of sync or the D from the other team plays out of this world or the weather plays havoc or something goes crazy with the game. All that said, at this point, Auburn’s O looks capable of running the table.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:02 am

leslie22h

Bama fans feel your pain. Our team faces six (count ‘em… SIX) SEC teams with a bye week. Early on, I wasn’t sure how significant that wouild be. Now it is starting to look ugly.

But….you would think that the UGA ADs could have done something in twelve years to alleviate that problem. It seems like the bye week before GaTech could have been more useful a bit earlier in the season.

MMA is stupid

October 18th, 2010
9:03 am

from the east,

Notice I dropped Beast from your name. The arrogance of your program during Tebow and coming into this year was disgusting. Thousands and thousands of people feel the same way I do that your program, your fans, and that total a$$ of a coach are getting what they deserve. BURN!

Retirement looms for the OBC

October 18th, 2010
9:03 am

Coach Superior lost the Auburn game by pulling his starting QB and putting in a Freshman. He lost the Kentucky game by throwing a Hail Mary TD pass instead of running the ball to the center of the field for an easy FG to put the game into OT.

This was his year at South Carolina, and he has blown it. He was one of the very best, in his prime. He is obviously no longer in his prime.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:03 am

Another Ed

Agree with you. I don’t care for the Heisman race, but if they were awarding it today, just ship it to AU.

jumbeauxtiger

October 18th, 2010
9:04 am

Just 10 days ago Bama and Ohio St were undefeated so anything can happen in the BCS. There’s alot of football left to play.

Cam Newton is the real deal and the Bayou Bengals will have to bring him down when he’s first hit. Easier said than done.

Will a 4-4 SEC record make it to the SECCG for the first time? It may happen this year.

Good call on the Ohio St game Tony. I didn’t think Wisconsin would have success running the ball.

Chris

October 18th, 2010
9:05 am

Auburn’s secondary is the weak part of the D. We did shut down Lattimore who lit up the great Bama D. Auburn doesn’t face a great passing team for the rest of the season. Auburn knew that Ark would light up our secondary so we just had to out score them.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Watching the UF teams dominate Bama during the mid-nineties, I remember commenting to my brother that Spurrier was defining how football is played in the SEC. I thought the game had passed by Gene Stallings.

I think the game has now passed by Spurrier.

joe

October 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Bammars don’t want to hear this, but every time Wade Phillips craps the bed on Sunday, the deeper Jerry Jones desire to hire Saban increases. At 1-4, the Cowboys are playing much worse than they are. Penalties, turnovers and poor special teams signal a lack of discipline and Jerry will throw all kinds of cash at Sir Nick at the end of this season. So when you hear Nick say “I aint gonna be the Dallas coach,” remember he said the exact thing when in Miami before bolting to Alabama.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
9:10 am

I dont have an issue with Spurrier’s call to throw to the end zone. If Garcia throws the ball higher,Scruggs could have caught it.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:12 am

Chris

Not so sure many Bama fans are referring to our defense as “great” this year. But they are getting respectable.

Zebra

October 18th, 2010
9:13 am

Lately they have been the Florida Crickets.

Kerry

October 18th, 2010
9:14 am

Huh?A one-loss team will be more difficult if Oklahoma and Oregon do not lose.

If they don’t lose, there is a 0% chance of an sec team passing them with a loss. Are you really this stupid tony? Auburn and lsu will both lose one game at least.
You are by far the biggest sec homer idiot. Hey mark which team has beaten tenn by the most points this year? That would be Oregon. Dumbass.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:15 am

joe

I’m not sure how long Saban will coach at Tuscaloosa, and I’m sure there are already feelers out about the Dallas job. I don’t see Saban taking that job because Jerry Jones is such a hands-on owner. Saban doesn’t play well with others, and I think he and Jones would hit it off for about five minutes.

Nate

October 18th, 2010
9:16 am

I love the idiocy from ga fans on here talking trash about fla with 3 losses when you have 4 and will finish with 6-7 losses. Morons.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
9:16 am

joe,

You are an idiot. Not only did Saban absolutely hate the NFL, he wasn’t successful there. What makes you think Jones would be itching to hire him? Bill Cowher might make sense, Saban doesn’t for either side. I’m sure you’re just another jealous fan of an inferior program. Dream on pal.

JB

October 18th, 2010
9:20 am

I know my Dawgs are a mess this year, but I think most folks but Gator fans saw this coming with them. Tebow WAS the offense.You don’t just turn on a SEC offense year one when there hasn’t been anyone prepping for it…..They have great athletes, but not a very good team.
The will probably come out foaming against my Dawgs, but we are playing a lot better that the first 3 -4 games showed…. Gators will probably open up as a 4-5 point favorite…..

NOT AGAIN

October 18th, 2010
9:21 am

BCS embarrassment: Undefeated Auburn team denied National Championship. Oklahoma went instead and was defeated soundly.. National Champions forfeit title due to recruiting scandal… Heisman winner who played in and won the National Championship returned Heisman… If Auburn goes undefeated and is denied this opportunity the South will rise again. lol

JB

October 18th, 2010
9:22 am

Spurrier is as senile as Holtz……

DP

October 18th, 2010
9:23 am

leslie22h, SEC teams face conference opponents coming off bye weeks 9 times this season. Alabama has 6 of them, their last 6 conference games in a row. Georgia has one such game and you’re whining about it.

Another Ed

October 18th, 2010
9:23 am

‘Bama’s D is not great. They are better than some, yet certainly not as good as others (LSU). The question I ask is this: is ‘Bama deserving of their ranking at this point/ Who have they beaten that is real good? Penn State got drilled by Illinois (Illinois?). Florida has turned out to have a strong D but is struggling on offense (Imagine if Cam had stayed there). Arkansas just gave up a million points to Auburn. In fairness they nearly scored half a hundred, and a lot of that with a backup QB. (I think Newton just scored again.) The SEC WEST will all shake out here in a few weeks. Who knows what will happen in the EAST?! That is the crazy side of the conference.

IT'S ALL ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

October 18th, 2010
9:24 am

@nc4000,THIS ISN’T THE 1ST TIME THAT HAPPENED DOWN THERE!!! A BETTER QUESTION WOULD BE…….JUST HOW FAT WAS THAT MONEY ROLL THAT WAS LEFT IN THAT REF’S LOCKER!!!! YOU KNOW….HOME COOKIN’ = KEEPIN’ IT DOWN HOME CUZ!!!! IT’S PART OF BEING FAMILY DOWN @ THE BARN!!!!

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:24 am

About Cam Newton, and the laptop.

This story is getting a bit old. There are many players in the SEC, and other conferences that have far worse actions on their personal books. I’ve done one or two things in my life, of which I’m not too proud.

I don’t mind fans being critical of coaches, etc…but public derision of a twenty year old is pretty bush league. If that’s the best you can come up with against your rival, you tend to lack class.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
9:25 am

NOT AGAIN,

Funny how no one ever mentions that Auburn’s lone recognized national titlein 1957 was won under probation due to players getting paid. What goes around comes around?

5IML

October 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Joe,

Bill Cower or John Gruden would be much better choices for Jerry. In spite of the NFL’s propensity towards recycling, it doesn’t make much sense to go after a college coach who was unsuccessful in the NFL and left after two seasons.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Another Ed

Can’t argue with any of your points. Bama’s SOS looked pretty strong at the beginning of the year, but this has been a strange year. GUess you just have to play ‘em as they come up, and hope for the best.

Another Ed

October 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Hey 3rdn8:

Classy post. If I remember correctly, you are a ‘Bama fan. That is good stuff and I agree with you. We have all probably done some things we would like to take back. He seems to have learned from the whole thing. Thanks for this comment.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
9:29 am

Another Ed, you’re right. Bama hasn’t proven a whole lot this year besides blowing out teams they should blow out. We did have a tough win at Arky in what was billed as the biggest game on campus in years (just like the SC game). If they run the table from here on out then they’ve proved themselves worthy of the hype regardless of final ranking. If not then we’ll see where they are. In any case they are ranked as high as they are because of the players on the roster, especially offense.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
9:29 am

3rdn8,

Come on you are taking this Lap Top thing way to serious. Its all in fun.Other fans will never let A.J forget about the jersey incident. Its all in fun-looks like Cam is proving everyone wrong with his play.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Another Ed

I am a Bama fan, and you’re welcome.

Should be an interesting day on November27.

JB

October 18th, 2010
9:30 am

LOL….LOL…………..go to the Florida message boards……………Compare to Georgia blogs from 4 weeks ago…..Just scratch out Richt’s name and insert Meyer’s………..LOL……… The whole blog is about who the NEXT GUY WILL BE…..LOL…………Dan Mullen is the number one name by the way……………………hilarious………..

Bama Fan #2

October 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Cam Newton is one hell of a football player and is a criminal to!!! RTR

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Alabama has been bitten by the injury bug this season. It started with Mark Ingram pre-season and it is currently affecting both their offensive and defensive lines. Other key players, such as WR Julio Jones and LB’s Chris Jordan and Jerrell Harris have also been limited by injuries. This has been particularly difficult, since Bama replaced 9 starters on defense this year.

And so, Alabama finds itself in the unique position of pulling for the Auburn Tigers to carry the banner for the SEC until the two teams meet in November. If Bama can quietly continue to win and simultaneously get their players healthy between now and November, then ending the season with a victory over a highly ranked Auburn team and finishing with a re-match against the team that handed them their only regular season loss would put them in a good position to have a shot at the BCSCG.

That won’t be an easy thing to accomplish, but championships are never easy. It would help the case of the SEC if either Oklahoma or Oregon lose a game, and that is not as unlikely as many want to believe. TCU and BSU are interesting sideshows, but everyone knows that they will only play in the BCSCG if everyone else in the Top Ten has a major meltdown between now and the end of the season. That’s also possible, but it would make for the least watched BCSCG in history, should it happen.

From 11-3 to 12-2

October 18th, 2010
9:34 am

`
Georgia Tech should win their next seven games
and finish the season at 12-2.

Another Ed

October 18th, 2010
9:34 am

Regarding ‘Bama’s season: it simply shows the fine line between championships and a very good season. One key injury, one key play, one bad decision, one down game-no championship. You can still have a very good season.
‘Bama is clearly better than probably 85% of the teams in the country. Are they better than Auburn and LSU? We will see.

JB

October 18th, 2010
9:34 am

I’m stunned…………On a flight back from Phoenix last night I bought and read the current SI mag about the Sport Agents confessions………..If that story is true, all NFL caliber college players are getting a monthly check……worth the read……

JB

October 18th, 2010
9:37 am

Tech will give up 300+ points in the next 7 games IMO……

Bama Fan #2

October 18th, 2010
9:38 am

JB did you notice that 2 UT players when getting paid by the sports agent in the article!!

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
9:38 am

@JB

One thing’s for certain. The author of that book is getting a big check.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:39 am

What it is

Actually, Bama and AU fans are in the unique position of hoping the other goes undefeated until the Iron Bowl.

That’s not a problem for me. I always pull for AU until it gets near to Thanksgiving.

I think the people here miss out on the fact that we’re the only state with two teams in the Top 10. I’m quite proud of that.

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
9:41 am

I’m just curious. What do the Boise State and TCU fans think of Michigan State?

Why don’t they get the “Cinderella” love from the media? Is it because they play in a legitimate football conference?

john b

October 18th, 2010
9:43 am

GA fans, the most despised in all of college football… thinly they were relevant, when in reality they haven’t been for nearly 3 decades.. so delusional.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:45 am

I think Michigan State gets very little love from the media (but that’s changing) because they ain’t flashy. They win on defense, and it doesn’t make for good press.

carmatter

October 18th, 2010
9:46 am

#blue – Oklahoma is Not in the south
– Georgia did bring Boise State in for a whippin’ not too long ago.

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
9:47 am

@3rdn8

I have been around long enough to remember when the Iron Bowl was the biggest game of the year in the SEC. Looks like we’re getting back to that point. I wish that the game could return to a neutral site — it makes the rivalry that much more unique. Florida and Georgia would be crazy to end their tradition of playing at a neutral site. Florida’s recent dominance in that game has nothing to do with location. Florida has simply been fielding superior teams. That, like anything else, can change over time.

IT'S ALL ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

October 18th, 2010
9:50 am

3 AND 8 @ 8:46,You left out one important piece of the problem,GMAC!! To say he’ not playing his at his best right now is an understatement!! I know he has a 21-1 record an all but due to his lack of ability to read what the defense is showing,checking down into the wrong play and his inability to stretch the field with his passing and spot the open wideout’s on any given down is allowing the opponent to put 8,9,10 in the box thus hurting the running game!!! The opponent’s are daring bama to throw and it’s working in thier favor!!!

haters are skaters

October 18th, 2010
9:52 am

would it still be valid for gator fans to have handles like, “beast in the east?”

Kenny Powers

October 18th, 2010
9:53 am

Oklahoma will not lose?
Mizzou (7-0) and Oklahoma State (7-0) are still on the schedule. So is TA&M, Baylor, and TTech. The Big 12 is a competitive league this year. OU will lose a game.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:54 am

What it is

I liked the Iron Bowl at a neutral site as well. Unfortunately Legion Field is the pits, and I don’t see the game ever returning to that venue.

Pat Dye once said that the Iron Bowl (at Legion Field) was the toughest coaching job on the planet. Momentum swung on every play.

Dink

October 18th, 2010
9:54 am

Tony:

Good pick Friday with the Badgers over the Buckeyes. I was really surprised how Wisconsin just gashed the Buckeye D. Ohio State looked very overrated.

And what the heck was Spurrier thinking at the end of the KY game? Go Dawgs!

Ted Brogan

October 18th, 2010
9:56 am

I can’t remember but who do Oregon, Michigan St., Boise St. and TCU play in their conference championship games this year?

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
9:57 am

IT’S ALL ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

That’s good point about the QB. Bama had similar problems last year as well, but the OL (and the RBs) were good enough to run the ball anyway. Hopefully McElroy can shake off this midseason slump and play well down the stretch.

WarEagle Beagle

October 18th, 2010
9:59 am

As an Auburn fan I am thrilled with the win over the Hogs this weekend, but if I’m objective and honest, if you take away the two TD’s the refs gave us, this is a completely different game. When the “phantom td” was called, and I say phantom because the ball was out before crossing the goal line and every ref on the field called it a fumble until they met and changed the call to a td, Ark had the lead and that would have been a huge momentum changer. They could have easily marched it down the field and taken a big lead. Next, again Ark had just taken the lead, we pick up a fumble and run it back for a TD, great, except for one thing, it was not a fumble. The ark running back was clearly on the ground. And again, if Ark had kept the ball and marched down the filed they would have had a decent lead with not alot of time left. Instead we get another TD and take the lead. Tyler Wilson then comes in and throws 2 interceptions playing catch up.
I will take a win any day of the week, but any honest fan would have to admit that if you take away those two critical calls, this game would have been completely different. Were there bad calls on both teams ? You bet, but most of them were judgment calls and did not effect the out come like the 2 gift wrapped TD’s.
With all that said, we are still undefeated and have a shot at going the distance, but I just wish we could have won the game without those two calls because overall it makes our team look bad.

JASon

October 18th, 2010
10:00 am

Hey, mr. college football, you picked Alabama #1 this year. How is that working out for you? They lost 8 seniors on defense, and have a young quarterback…you couldn’t see this coming?

You are what I call a sec prude: someone whose world revolves around the sec, and whose vision is too narrow to give a knowledgeable perspective on college football. Your vision is clouded by the sec.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:02 am

WarEagle Beagle

Apparently you saw the same game I did. However, judgement calls by refs tend to even out over the course of a season.

Just take the “W”, and the ranking. It’s well deserved.

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
10:03 am

@3rdn8

You’re right. Legion Field is a sad story. I don’t think that Crampton Bowl offers a viable venue either. It’s still a big game, but it’s not the “Iron Bowl” anymore.

Old School

October 18th, 2010
10:03 am

JASon

McElroy is a senior QB

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:04 am

JASon

correction on the “young” QB. He’s 5th year senior. He’s currently playing like a “young” QB, but suspect that is being addressed in practice.

murfdawg

October 18th, 2010
10:05 am

I think Bama or AU will make it to the BCSCG even if they have one loss. However, if a four loss team from the sec east wins the seccg, then we will be shut out.

p.s. I know AU is really good this year, but how do you pick against Les Miles? He may not be the best coach in the sec, but when he’s not, he’s lucky.

Atlanta Gator

October 18th, 2010
10:07 am

The Gators started slow in both 2008 and 2009, but the offense found its comfort zone and only got better in the latter two-thirds of the season. That does not appear to be happening this year. What’s the difference? IMHO, the lack of senior leadership. The Gators offense is simply not this bad, and the defense is pretty damn good, on paper, but college football is a game of emotion. And right now, the Gators are playing very uninspired football.

Where’s Gene Ellenson when we need him?

5IML

October 18th, 2010
10:07 am

JASon,

1. Seven games into the season, BAMA has lost one game. Technically, we are still in the hunt for both championships.
2. BAMA’s quarterback is a fifth-year senior.

Which is worst: Tony’s SEC-clouded vision or your ignorance-clouded vision?

Even if you don’t actually watch football, check ESPN.com or CNNSI.com before jumping to conclusions.

Gen Neyland

October 18th, 2010
10:08 am

If a team is built on a foundation of confidence, who’s the stonger going into this Saturday, UK or UGA..? A point to ponder, UK is 3-1 at home, UGA is 0-3 on the road… Alot on the line for both teams Saturday night and looking at the shape of the East this year with UGA’s and UK’s respective records, who would have thunk it…

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
10:08 am

@WarEagle Beagle

It certainly didn’t hurt to put Mallet on the bench early. I was impressed with Arky’s backup QB, although he did blow the Razorback’s chances for a comeback in the end.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:10 am

murfdawg

Disagree.

(a) I think the voters are a little tired of the SEC.
(b) With the SEC East in freefall, the SECCG is becoming a “so what?”.
(c) Bama really looks mediocre, when compared to the 2009 team. Unfortunately that comparison will haunt them all year.

AU can still make the show, but think they’ll have to be 13-0 to do it.

Realist

October 18th, 2010
10:11 am

Here we go with the Heisman talk on C. Newton. Please people he might be good but we should go with someone who isn’t a thug. Remember he (alleged) stole a computer, threw it out the window when the cops arrived. The heisman doesn’t need this. I say he has some moral issues.

leslie22h

October 18th, 2010
10:11 am

DP, the point of my post wasn’t as much to “whine” about Florida having a bye before the Georgia game this year. It’s that Florida has had a disproportionate number of byes before the Georgia game over the last 18 years. I cannot help but believe that the byes have been a major factor in the wins that Florida has racked up on Georgia during that time span.

As for Bama’s scheduling this year, I think it’s BS that they should have 6 SEC opponents with a bye on the previous week as well.

McDawg

October 18th, 2010
10:13 am

who has Oklahoma played this year

UGA will knock the snot out of few teams before the year is over

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:15 am

leslie22h

Again….the UGA AD can change that situation. Certainly over that time span you would think a HC at UGA would have pointed it out to someone.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:16 am

JASon

October 18th, 2010
10:00 am
Hey, mr. college football, you picked Alabama #1 this year. How is that working out for you? They lost 8 seniors on defense, and have a young quarterback…you couldn’t see this coming?

Couldn’t see what coming? An upset on the road in the SEC? Last I checked we’ve only lost one game.

BAMA FAN

October 18th, 2010
10:17 am

Watch for Bama. They play Cam Newton in Tuscaloosa. I say Cam Newton because he is Auburns team. Shut him down and you win the game handily. I realize that is easier said than done, but Bama has the athletes to do it. Im not making this my prediction but it can happen. I pick Bama to beat LSU in Death Valley. A one loss SEC team has won the national championship 3 of the last 4 years. LSU (2 losses) and Florida twice. It can be done by any of these 3 teams. The Bama team is great and so is LSU. I think either defense can defeat Cam Newton with the right game plan. I just need an SEC team to get a shot at the title game. Oregon still has a chance of losing. UCLA is not half bad, USC is USC, and Oregon State can play some ball. Oklahoma still has to play Oklahoma State and the Big 12 championship game where they will probably play Nebraska who is very good. There is a chance that noone goes undefeated besides Boise and TCU who are undeserving of the National Title. Give them a SEC or Big 10 schedule and they just simply couldn’t win every game like they do now. Both are good teams but couldn’t run the table.
SEC east is very down this year I’m very sad to say. I love having the hype of the SEC Championship game. That hype wont be there this year.

IT'S ALL ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

October 18th, 2010
10:18 am

@W.E.BEAGLE,It is refreshing to see on this blog an individual whom is HONEST AND FAIR in the assessment of the game WE ALL LOVE!!! SIR, I SALUTE YOU THIS DAY!!!

Auburn Man

October 18th, 2010
10:19 am

At least Au won by more than 14 points to offset those TWO bad calls that gave us 2 undeserved touch downs. I hate getting bad calls that can change a game because in my 47 years it seems to ALWAYS come full circle when you least afford it.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:21 am

SOS

I have trouble with the media critiquing the SOS of Boise State, and TCU. Look at Oklahoma’s resume’ to date. How on earth are they No. 1? The BCS must be trading in futures. OU has only played one top-teired team to date.

WashingtonDCduck

October 18th, 2010
10:22 am

Good Morning my friends in the south….

My first comment is this, THERE WERE SOME VERY GOOD GAMES IN THE SEC THIS WEEKEND. I have zero horses in the SEC that I root for, I’m a Duck, but I will say this: I love college football, and don’t care who’s playing I just want some entertaining games. Watching an inspired Mississippi State team go into Gainseville was really special. 1965! Are you serious?! Ok, then while watching the Ohio State / Wisconsin game you’ve got Commonwealth Stadium going crazy with their huge win over South Carolina and the Old Ball Coach.

And then the shoot out that broke the scoreboard there in Auburn. Kudos to Cam Newton and the rest of the Tiger squad, those guys have really exceeding expectations and play with their hair on fire. It’s a fun brand of football to watch, and they have a serious shot at playing for all the marbles in Glendale AZ. I did feel bad for the Hogs, as Mallet got knocked out early on. Their backup QB played so well in the 3rd qt., it’s too bad he folded.

LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED…. A lot of shuffling will still occur at the top of the polls and BCS rankings obviously.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:23 am

3rdn8, I don’t know about voters tiring of the SEC but I do think they’d like a new storyline. Cam could potentially fill that, but the Michigan State coach with heart problems would be even better. If the big game turns out to be UO vs. OU it will be the weakest BCSCG in recent memory save the two-loss bowl won by LSU. Might be fitting though since this seems top be a weak season across the board. Oklahoma is the weakest undefeated number 2 I can recall. Close win over USU? Air Force? Cincy? Ugh…

Old School

October 18th, 2010
10:24 am

BAMA dude

How about the “cheeseheads”? Thought you said no way they would beat the Buckeyes?

JUST SAYING

October 18th, 2010
10:25 am

I know you people think the sun rises and sets in the SEC but it doesn’t..the ones who vote and rank the polls don’t all live in Athens or Tuscaloosa or Baton Rouge or Auburn..the world doesn’t come to an end if an SEC team doesn’t play for a national title

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:26 am

BAMA dude

I thought OU is No. 1 in the BCS this week. Did I misread it?

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:27 am

WashingtonDCduck

Do you think Oregon could be substituted for the SEC East rep in the SECCG? Now that would be interesting.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:29 am

Old School, I was shocked but happy. Ohio State really didn’t look like much in that game.

slaughdog

October 18th, 2010
10:32 am

bama fan #2—only half of comments are true—sorry, no criminal record for CAM. Stay off the kool aid.

War CAM Eagle

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:33 am

3rdn8, you’re right. I had it backwards. That’s even worse. The best team in America is a field goal better than Air Force, two points better than Cincy, and a touchdown better than Utah St. Wow.

Stupid is as Stupid does

October 18th, 2010
10:33 am

MMA is stupid:
FL will never have the ‘worst fan base’ as long as you are a fan of any other team. You’re a putz.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:33 am

Back to Oklahoma.

I just don’t get it. Oregon has a much better resume’ to date. In fact, I don’t see it being close. I’d take the Ducks’ win (53-31) over Stanford any day than OU’s eight point beatdown of Texas.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:36 am

The whole “War Cam Eagle” bit cracks me up- I’ve heard it a few times now. For me, it serves as an acknowledgment that one man is half the team. It’s even better that the one man had to come off of the Florida scrap heap via junior college.

WarEagle Beagle

October 18th, 2010
10:37 am

Auburn Man,

True, we did but who’s to say that Ark would not have won by more than 14 if they had got the calls. We could not stop their offense so if they would have gone up we would have had trouble catching up.
If they would have had a big lead in the 4th, like they very well could have, they are running the ball and time out on the clock and not throwing two late pics that led to us scoring a couple late td’s and putting the game away. I just think we are very fortunate to have some big calls go our way and still be undefeated.
Now we can move on and focus on LSU. I’m just glad their offense is nowhere near as potent as the Hogs.

bamaguy

October 18th, 2010
10:37 am

If Oregon and Oklahoma make the BCS game, I’d like to see Bama and Auburn play Boise and TCU. Then we can lay all this speculation to rest.

BAMA FAN

October 18th, 2010
10:38 am

BAMA dude
let them say “War CAM Eagle” it really doesn’t matter where he came from. He’s there now. and he’s doing a pretty good job there I’d have to say.

5IML

October 18th, 2010
10:39 am

Have the S. Car posters gone missing again?

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:43 am

51ML

re: USC

When a donkey flys, you don’t ask how far?

slaughdog

October 18th, 2010
10:45 am

realist- newton did NOT steal a laptop, he bought a “stolen” laptop @ age 18, you a$$hole. Research before u comment, farve-like (short man).

War CAM Eagle!!

GTBob

October 18th, 2010
10:47 am

The SEC is pretty much out of the BCS hunt unless the world starts falling on all the other teams. Even if Auburn or LSU go undefeated, they wont leapfrog Oregon or Oklahoma so they better start hoping one of those teams lose.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:50 am

BAMA FAN, don’t get me wrong. I love the fact that they are building the whole team around one man. Look at the Gators this year- Aubie will be in the same boat when Cam leaves. Chizik will then get to see what Tubs really went through.

Gen Neyland

October 18th, 2010
10:52 am

Atlanta Gator : Shall we share a mug of grog and talk about our respective good ol’ days..? If CDD can pull UT of from where it was heading prior to his coming onboard, I’ll nickname him Mr Anne Sullivan. IMO, CDD gets 4-5 years and that span includes winning the SEC East. That may sound like alot of time to turn things around but the OBC has been at USCe for what, 5 or 6 years now..?

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:52 am

Yeah 5IML, that one that was crowing about how “South Carolina is riding a Cinderella season all the way to Glendale” seems to be gone. Mysterious.

Herschel's Revenge

October 18th, 2010
10:55 am

Tony:

Why does it matter so much that a Heisman candidate’s team lost? The Heisman has become an award for QBs, RBs, and WRs on top five teams. That’s not a true accounting of the best player in college football, and anyone with a brain should agree with that. Being good on a top-five team does not mean you’re the best player in D-1. I’m not saying that a great player on a losing team (a la Paul Hornung at ND) should necessarily have a shot at it, but I do believe the “Heisman Hype” that begins in the spring and summer and only focuses on offensive players on highly-ranked teams in the preseason really diminishes the award. I never watch the ceremony anymore and could care less who wins. If Suh had won last year, I’d have more respect for the voters. A defensive player CAN be the best player in football, and HE probably was the best player in college football last year. But Alabama was #1 and had never had a Heisman winner (something Auburn always had over Tide fans).

The Heisman has really lost it’s mojo in the last thirty years. Heisman winners these days are average or bad NFL players, when OJ, Dorsett, Plunkett, etc. were All-Pro players in the Show. Why won’t voters stop buying the hype and actually look at the player who changes games just being on the field (David Pollack, for example), no matter what his team’s ranking is?

BAMA FAN

October 18th, 2010
10:55 am

I understand what your saying Bama dude. This is right now though and the tigers are pretty legit this year. and will be next year too.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:55 am

GTBob

I agree. In fact, I made that same point earlier. I can see AU jumping TCU and Boise though (they will play two ranked teams by the end of November), and it’s more than likely that either OU or Oregon will stumble before season’s end. So from that perspective, AU controls their own destiny.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
10:58 am

Notice to Bama and other SEC fans.

AU will be legit as long as Newton wears a blue and orange jersey. That guy may be better than Tebow, and I never thought I’d say that for another ten years.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
10:59 am

Aubie is looking strong offensively, though I still say Cam runs way too much- it only takes one shot in this league. Defensively, as average as Bama has looked, Aubie is awful.

pbj

October 18th, 2010
11:02 am

If you want to really throw a monkey wrench into the SEC chances for a NC again imagine this; in this crazy year in the SEC east- imagine if the East winner were somehow to beat the West winner. Now you would have an SEC champ with 3 or likely 4 losses. Wow. The SEC east just really is so weak this year.

Old School

October 18th, 2010
11:03 am

Herschel’s Revenge

I agree 100%. Ingram wasn’t even the best player on his own team last year (McClain). IMHO, Nndamukong Suh was the best and most dominant player last year.

MikeP

October 18th, 2010
11:08 am

Quote by Mike: “Mike No way an SEC team is getting in the title game this year. Oklahoma and Oregon will not lose.:

They don’t have to lose. If Auburn or LSU wins out, the computers will put them in at BCS #1 due to strength of schedule. SOS already shocked most “experts” by placing AU and LSU so high in this first week. Both of those teams will have a remarkable increase in SOS in coming weeks.
A one loss team might not get in, but an undefeated AU or LSU will waltz in. The question would be who finishes #2 and gets to play them.

Jazz

October 18th, 2010
11:12 am

The SEC has 3 teams in the top 10 of the first BCS rankings and they “need help?” Ehhh…..

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
11:13 am

MikeP

Disagree with your assessment of SOS. It looks to me as if the OU and Oregon schedule(s) get tougher toward the end-of-season. OU will likely play Nebraska in the Big 12 championship. Oregon can still win at USC, Washington, and Arizona. All of those games will garner points from the voters.

AJ owns JJ

October 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Last week Bama fans were trying to deflect the discussion of AJ Green owning Julio Jones into a debate about durability. Both AJ and Jones have had injuries during their careers so far, but apparently Jones has a pretty severe hand injury that continues to plague him. Last time I checked, hands are a receivers most valuable weapons. Just another check in the “why AJ dominates” category.

another reason to hate the ACC

October 18th, 2010
11:18 am

The last thing I want to see is Boise wasting a spot in the national championship game and taking it away from a more deserving team. The voters are so desperate to get the Broncos in there that they will latch onto any excuse. What better excuse to put Boise in there than being able to say Boise beat a “conference champion” on a neutral field??? That champion being Va. Tech that is looking more and more like the cream of the crop out of the pathetically horrible ACC.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
11:23 am

Style points. It seems to me that “style points” is capital that is amortized quite rapidly as a season progresses. Taking the 2009 schedule as a case-in-point, it mattered little to voters that Bama eaked out wins over fairly weak UT and AU teams. At the end, 13-0 trumped everything.

I’m guessing that OU’s thrashing of that great power Iowa State (if in fact that is how they’re No. 1) will last more than four days.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
11:25 am

s/b “not last more than four days”

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
11:29 am

AJ owns JJ

Apples and Oranges. Green is the better pure receiver…..better hands. Jones is a better athlete. I’ve watched Bama football a long time, and have never seen a better blocking WR. The exception being Ozzie Newsome, and he was really a TE. Most of Jones’ great plays are not caught on camera because he is busy pancaking a DB (or LB) somewhere on the field.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
11:38 am

Julio is a better, more physical, runner and blocker. Green has better hands. The biggest difference between them is the offense they play in. Saban will rarely if ever have a WR with gaudy stats.

Why does this keep coming up anyway? I don’t think anybody really cares other than who wins and who loses.

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
11:39 am

Does anyone really want to win the sec east? I guess someone has to by default. Interesting weekend. South Carolina was sky high after upsetting us and then the chicken curse hits, they come back to earth and go back to being what they’ve always been- South Carolina. Still a good team though and if they play like they did against us and AU they can play with anyone.

Went to the AU-Ark game this weekend with an AU buddy. Man was that crazy. No defense means AU will lose a game or 2 just like everyone else in the conference.

OU will lose a game. Book it.

Oregon- People get all caught up in the flash of offenses putting up big points(AU also) but then they forget that sooner or later those offenses either have an off day or run into someone who can actually play defense- like the way Oregon ran into Ohio State last year in the Rose Bowl. Oregon isn’t out of the woods yet- they can and likely will lose a game. I mean can anyone really imagine Oregon going undefeated? Its Oregon for Pete’s sake.

Still a lot of ball to be played.

pbj

October 18th, 2010
11:40 am

And if the SEC East champ were to beat the West Champ, whomever that might be ; then what?
Will a one loss SEC West Champ, if that loss is to a 3 or 4 loss SEC East champ, be eliminated from the NC game consideration?

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
11:42 am

AJ owns JJ,

Is that all you got? Ranting about your opinion that AJ is better than Julio cause you got nothing else. I know one thing. I say let the 2 of them duke it out. I think you and every other dog fan on here knows Julio would kick AJ’s ass all over the place.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
11:43 am

@AJ owns JJ

I’m sure that both AJ and JJ are happy to discover that someone actually cares.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
11:45 am

Regarding WR’s, I wouldn’t be surprised if Julio elects to return to CFB next year, rather than going into the NFL draft. It will be his choice, but I don’t think he’s seen his best season yet at Bama.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
11:50 am

pbj

October 18th, 2010
11:40 am

And if the SEC East champ were to beat the West Champ, whomever that might be ; then what?
Will a one loss SEC West Champ, if that loss is to a 3 or 4 loss SEC East champ, be eliminated from the NC game consideration?

You must have no knowledge of the sport in order to ask such an absurd question. The SEC hasn’t dominated CFB in recent years due to media bias, they have dominated in spite of media bias. If there is any way to exclude the SEC, then they will be excluded.

atltiger15

October 18th, 2010
11:54 am

I’m just glad to be in the mix at this point in the season. We are just a year and a half removed from 5-7 and AD being killed by his hiring. I’d say we’re ahead of schedule and i think our lack of depth from the TUBBS regime is killing our D, not to mention how quick our Offense is scoring, but with that said, the D allowed its first touchdown in the 4th quarter of the year against Arky. It steps up when things get tough..I’m just enjoying the ride and waking up on Sundays couldnt be any better up to this point.

pbj

October 18th, 2010
12:05 pm

Soy un perdedor My question was to all the SEC fanatics , many of whom I am sure would say yes- that one loss winner should still be in the NC. Please spare me your animosity for the media.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
12:06 pm

@atltiger15

Auburn appears to be overcoming their personnel deficiencies with pure, unadulterated effort. It will be interesting to see how long they can keep up the pace. If there is a true “Cinderella” team in CFB this year, then it has to be Auburn. Congrats on your season so far.

Richard

October 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

“The voters are so desperate to get the Broncos in there that they will latch onto any excuse.”

What clued you in? The Broncos getting passed in the polls by Oregon despite playing a tougher schedule to that point? Perhaps the fact that they started out at #3, watched the two teams ahead of them lose and now sit at #3?

The reality is that the voters are latching to excuses to keep Boise out of the title game, not in it. The “media bias” you’re referring to is the biggest thing helping the SEC, not hurting it.

Wake up.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
12:08 pm

@pbj

Please spare us your animosity toward college football. There must be a blog somewhere for whiners?

WashingtonDCduck

October 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

**** Well, everyone makes some good points here… *****

Someone asked if Oregon could be substituted for the SEC East champ and play the rep from the west in Atlanta for the title game… hmmm, interesting. I’ll pass on that one, because at this point the speculation is through the roof. To I think what is your point though, the SEC East is certainly more down than I can ever remember. I’m no SEC Football Historian, but I can’t remember when all these teams looked so pedestrian at the same time.

Did anyone else notice how much LSU struggled against Mcnese State Saturday night though? They spotted them two leads! I say jury is still out on the Tigers and I’d like Auburn any day of the week against LSU right now.

Apples and Oranges folks on the BCS rankings at this point. Speaking for my Oregon Ducks alone, we still have a tough gauntlet in front of us. We take on a UCLA team that is about as inconsistent as the recent economy, since they whoop Texas in Austin (YES, “Whoop”, they thoroughly manhandled the Longhorns – who goes and beats Nebraska and plays OU tough) but than UCLA lays an egg the next week and it’s the same UCLA team that Stanford beat 35-0 in the Rose Bowl. Oregon has to travel to USC and the historic Coliseum. USC is down, no doubt about that. They have an 11 year old coaching them who knows nothing about football, yes I agree. BUT, this Trojan team still has 5 star recruits at every position, and if properly motivated can still play the game. Oregon has an Arizona team that beat Iowa in Tucson this year at home the day after Thanksgiving, Friday on national TV – an Arizona team that has spent some time this year in the Top 10. Oregon gets Jake Locker and the Huskies in Autzen in early November, and they also have the always tough Civil War with it’s step brother Oregon State on the road. You think Oregon State is pissed off about getting bumped from the Rose Bowl game two years in a row by it’s bitter arch rival Oregon? They’ll be pissed regardless of their record come that first Saturday in December.

pbj

October 18th, 2010
12:11 pm

Your attitude and bias says much more about you than you think.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
12:14 pm

@WashingtonDCduck

It’s far too early in the season to worry about who’s #1. Carrying the 1st Place ranking at this point is merely an albatross around a team’s neck. I was hoping that one of the Tiny Two (BSU & TCU) would get stuck with the #1 spot — just so they would have to play out the season with that burden.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
12:16 pm

@pbj

You have obviously mistaken me for someone who cares what you think.

pbj

October 18th, 2010
12:17 pm

Soy un perdedor Your handle says it all. Very appropriate.

GTBob

October 18th, 2010
12:19 pm

WashingtonDCduck, it wasnt just Mcneese St. LSU has looked pretty bad against a terrible Tennessee team, and a UNC team missing most of their team. Then it took a miracle finish to beat a Florida team that isn’t nearly as good as anyone thought. They have looked as bad as any 7-0 team I have ever seen. I would be shocked if they beat Auburn, but then again, Clemson almost did so who knows.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

Gracias, mi amigo de idiota.

WashingtonDCduck

October 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

“Soy un perdedor”

Entiendo lo que estas deciendo- pero no estamos juntos….

I could care less about the #1 ranking Oregon carries right now. Doesn’t mean squat in October. Now, if we were sitting at #25 than I’d be worried, because it’s tough to climb the hill from that far down. If you are in the Top 5, or hovering around there that’s ok because as history (and last two weeks) have shown us, teams will lose. It’s attrition.

With that said, it’s exciting for an Oregon program to finally have reached the #1 spot. I don’t start at middle linebacker for the Ducks, so I can get excited, I can assure you though that Chip Kelly is telling them to not get caught up in it and one day at a time. Not even one game at a time, just focus on winning the day and the rest will take care of itself. Loose to UCLA Thursday night and it means nothing.

AJ owns JJ

October 18th, 2010
12:23 pm

LOL!!! “Better athlete?” Hmmm….I’ve seen AJ make some catches that cornrows can only dream about making. The only thing Jones would be better at than AJ is the bench press. And even then I would put money down that Jones gets hurt.

@ Tide Rising,

My opinion isn’t “opinion” at all. The stats speak for themselves. And AJ has played in about 8 less games than cornrows as well. Choke on it.

the dumb get dumber

October 18th, 2010
12:25 pm

Richard,

You take the cake for the stupidest post of the day. And believe me, you had some competition. The SEC is 16-5 in BCS games yet they need “media bias” to make their case? Your crummy conference has as many BCS wins combined as UGA does alone.

Top Recruit

October 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

Oregon, Boise, and TCU are very solid teams. When you watch them, if you put aside your bias toward the ACC and SEC, you can see they are excellant offensive teams. All three are solid along the line and their QB play. I like Boise as #1. They can move the ball.
Jeff Mullen is doing the best coaching in the SEC…even without a top flight QB. Todd Grantham may be the best defensive coordinator in the SEC. He is slowly but surely dialing in his team and the opposition. Most dangerous team down the stretch…could be the DAWGS…they have yet to play a game with a full roster of players. The DAWGS simply need to allow themselves to good. They have the players who have yet moved to the mindset they can beat anyone they want at any time. Once there, they can be like Boise, and move the ball at will. They have not come close to a complete game yet. Auburn could be peaking, but at the wrong time…too many top opponents ahead.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

AJ owns JJ

Are you the only one interested in this argument? OK…you win.

rlinaug

October 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

Can the nation’s college football writers please stop pretending Terrell Pryor is a Heisman caliber quarterback. Sure he’s a good athlete, but he can’t pass. He just can’t. When Ohio State got the bal back after Wisconsin took a 28-18 lead, Pryor threw 3 passes, all to wide open receivers, and he missed all three. And these were short-yardage passes so poorly thrown, his receivers didn’t have a chance. OSU needed a score, got a three and out.

ESPN plays up Pryor for some reason, maybe cause he goes to OSU, but he stinks throwing the ball. Please, just say it Tony, Pryor stinks. Someone needs to.

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
12:30 pm

AJ owns JJ,

As someone else said who really cares even if you were right? Is that your single bragging point? That one position player on your team may possibly be better than his counterpart on Bama’s team? Seriously? Tell AJ that if he’s nice that Julio will let him shine his BCS trophy sometime. He’ll show him his conference and national championship rings also- something AJ will never see. The closest AJ will get to a ring is if he sells another jersey and takes the proceeds to buy an old sec title ring from a former dawg player selling his 02 or 05 sec ring on Ebay.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
12:33 pm

AJ Green has proven himself a better entrepreneur than Julio at this point in their careers. I’ll give you that.

Seriously, no one cares. Hey, I know! Let’s compare Mark Ingram to Caleb King. No?

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
12:33 pm

WashingtonDCduck

Congratulations on the No. 1 ranking. I think all of the polls except the BCS got it right.

Good luck Thursday night.

Mike Smith

October 18th, 2010
12:39 pm

Tony, if Auburn or LSU runs the table, they should be in regardless. I think Alabama should be in as well, if they run the table. Oklahoma? Sorry, they have had their shot too many times lately, and havent won a BCS ball game since 2002. Oregon? Like last year, I wouldnt hold my breath on these guys. They had a great year and got manhandled by OSU in the Rose Bowl.

Boise St. is the only team in front of the SEC schools that should get in. Why? They win just like the SEC schools do.

I think it will be interesting to see what happens if Auburn goes undefeated again. Will they skip them over Oklahoma this time? Will they put aside the power elite mentality to let Auburn play? I have my doubts. This year is shaping up an awful lot like 2004. It will be interesting if the poll voters have learned their lesson.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

Mike Smith

If AU wins out, and doesn’t get into the NC, I’m gonna move to Florida for a few months.

WashingtonDCduck

October 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

3rdn8,

Thanks man. It’s probably the spot that not many people want to be in. Do you remember 2007, when it seemed like every weekend a few teams in the Top 10 were getting shot down, especially in that #1 and #2 hole. It’s so early, and we have only hit the midway point. Hopefully we can have this same conversation in 4 weeks, at that point I’d be more self-assured. Even the best of teams need breaks, and some luck too. Football is a violent sport, and guys get hurt. If you can avoid injuries at key positions, keep your playmakers rested and healthy and the ball bounces here or there on a few lucky plays than you can at least give yourself a shot.

Oregon knows that all too well with Dennis Dixon’s knee getting blown out on the road at Arizona.

Richard

October 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

the dumb get dumber,
“You take the cake for the stupidest post of the day. And believe me, you had some competition. The SEC is 16-5 in BCS games yet they need “media bias” to make their case? Your crummy conference has as many BCS wins combined as UGA does alone.”

First, impressive that you were able to determine “my conference” from my post. I don’t recall mentioning it. Second, UGA with BCS wins? UGA currently has out of conference wins against….NOONE from the BCS (but to be fair, they were within 2 points of powerhouse Colorado). UGA currently has an out of conference schedule that’s worse than Jacksonville State, Nevada, North Carolina State, Oregon State, etc.

WashingtonDCduck

October 18th, 2010
12:47 pm

Mike Smith,

With all due respect Mr. Smith Oregon did not get “manhandled” in the Rose Bowl. Sure I have some bias here, but in football generalities, how does a team that led in the fourth quarter and was even on the statistical front get tagged for being manhandled in the game? I was there, it was a hell of game but neither team kicked the crap out of the other. Pryor beat Oregon, and Masoli helped out as well. Masoli was busy planning his winter crime spree and forgot how to hit open receivers down the field 10+ yards. Ohio State’s vaunted running game average less than 4 yds a carry, and their RBs averaged 3yds a carry. I’m a little hyper sensitive when people say Oregon got their face kicked in by Ohio State, because I’m a little hazy on how they arrive to that conclusion.

At the end of the day they won, we lost. They scored more points than we did, so doesn’t do much good to rehash it.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
12:50 pm

Team chemistry. How does UF, UM, and FSU ever wind up with mediocre football teams?

Every team in the United States recruits Florida high schools. With the possible exception of souther California, and parts of Texas, Florida produces more blue chip players than anyone.

The answer has to be team chemistry. The LA Lakers put together a super team in the early 70s. Wilt Chamblerlain, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor…all on the same team. There was speculation that the Lakers would need two balls on offense. A no-name Celtic “Team” cleaned their clocks.

I see this as Urban Meyer’s biggest hurdle this year. I think it may be Bama’s biggest problem as well.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

WashingtonDCduck

You’re correct on the injury point. I never make excuses, but a part of Bama’s struggles this year has been for that very reason. Bama was very fortunate in 2008, and 2009, in that they had few injuries to key players. This year, the statistical pendulum has swung.

Alphare

October 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

People of the state of Alabama,

isn’t it cool if Auburn wins NC this year after Bama did last year? it takes some state decades to bring home a trophy while a small state like Alabama may do it back to back with 2 different schools.

Not So Fast

October 18th, 2010
12:59 pm

Hey NOT AGAIN:

Get your facts straight son. First, It wasn’t a recruiting scandal in was an agent (wantaby) scandal. Just like what’s going on now at multiple schools in the ACC and SEC. Second LA is south of Memphis dope.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
1:02 pm

Alphare,

I see your point but I do not think the BAMA fans will be rejoicing if this occurs.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

Alphare

Speaking for the rest of the Alabama citizens in this room, I agree.

Unfortunately……….half the state had rather soak their shirts in gasoline, and run through hell, than see AU win the big one.

I’m in the minority. If Bama can’t win it, I hope AU does.

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
1:08 pm

Alphare,

That would indeed be impressive if the 2 state schools won it back to back. As a Bama fan I don’t even hate AU- hell I went to their game this weekend with an AU buddy. I’m probably one of the few Bama fans that thinks it would be kinda cool if AU won it a year after Bama won it.

If AU does run the table there is no question they will get in over OU if they run the table as well. A precedent has been set that an undefeated SEC champ automatically gets into the big game- a lotta good will that’s been built up with 4 straight bcs titles. As it is though I think everyone in the west loses at least 1 game which will make things much more difficult. But as I said I also think OU definitely loses at least one game and Oregon is by no means assured of going undefeated either.

Hey idiot

October 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

How bout Spurrier giving up a 28-10 halftime lead to Kentucky. This negate your assinine article about Spurrier still having it. I think he has some big wins at USC (Tenn, Florida) just to finish flat every season he has been there.

He has not been relevant since the 90’s, but that was a farce too. 1 NC, 6-5 in bowls (a losing bowl record if you include USC), a very good FL team destroyed by Neb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34v1UUhjtU0). LOL Neb 524 yds rushing, FL -24

Hill

October 18th, 2010
1:13 pm

nothing on the player who was paralyzed. nice job phoney.

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

3rdn8,

On the injury front we have our bye coming up after the UT game this week so that will help in healing a bunch of bumps and bruises- most notably getting Dareus ankle 100% healed.

Not sure about Upshaw but I know he and Chris Jordan were hurting with ankle sprains and it will also get them back to 100%. Dareus will be back to bcs form if his ankle can get back to normal.

We have been lucky the last 2 years to have been relatively injury free and I think the rash of injuries so far is just nature evening things out a little bit.

If we get fully healthy after the bye week I anticipate us getting to be scary again. The D played much better this week and just throttled Masoli. Ole Miss isn’t what they were the last 2 years but they were clicking well offensively coming into this Saturday’s game. Now that we’re out of the spotlight somewhat I think we can sneak back up on some people the rest of the way.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

I had no issue with the call Spurrier made to thrown in the end zone for the win.If Garcia throws the ball higher Scruggs could have caught it or its a good chance no interception would have occured.

Alphare

October 18th, 2010
1:16 pm

Although I feel all the stars are lined up towards LSU with a ring, but I also feel Auburn or BAMA has a better chance on earth to bring home a trophy, of all the teams in SEC.

BAMA and Auburn should both beat LSU unless some heavenly intervention (they’ve already got a few). So if there is an SEC team playing for the top honor, it should be either BAMA or Auburn from the state of Alabama.

jack bull

October 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

the SEC needs some help?? Did you see the TWO blown calls by the replay booth in the Auburn game? I’d say that the conference is trying to help itself with calls like that!!! I even had a little something something on the game(and won BTW), but you can’t convince me that with those two fumble calls going against Arkansas, with it as evident as they were, that the conference isn’t doing everything it can to make sure at least one team ends up undefeated…just saying…

jack bull

October 18th, 2010
1:27 pm

i hate it for the teams that still have to play Auburn and LSU,,for they will NOT be getting any calls..

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

No disrespect fellas, but anyone saying “it would be cool” for Auburn to win the MNC cannot be claimed as true Bama fan. They’d have to beat us to do it and losing to Auburn is slightly worse thn having toenails pulled off one by one.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
1:39 pm

BAMA dude

My point was/is….IF AU beats Bama, then I pull for them to win it all. I’ve checked the rules, and that does not ban me from being a “true” Bama fan.

3rdn8

October 18th, 2010
1:41 pm

jack bull

What was your point again on the SEC officiating conspiracy? My thought process was disrupted by all of the black helicopters overhead.

Joe Bob Thibodaux

October 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Tony, my prediction for the LSU–AU game is that the LSU D will keep AU from scoring 65.

I doubt the odds makers in Lost Wages know how to handicap this one.

JBT

Five Star Recruiting Guru

October 18th, 2010
1:45 pm

According to ESPNU…and this is them saying it…OREGON and Boise St. have the EASIEST road to the BCS title game. Oregon has one game left against a ranked team. Boise St. has none since Nevada lost. Oregon does have Oregon St. on the road but if this Oregon team is as talented as the Far Coast Poster children say they are it should not be a problem.

Once again ..until someone steps up in the PAC it will be a one school conference every year, and do not expect USC to be in the picture for many many years with the scholarship reductions, and Stanford is too up and down, Cal gets hammered, Oregon St. loses 3 each year to teams they should beat( the South Carolina of the PAC) and Washington had one shot this year and has blew it over and over again, Arizona and Arizona St. are wanna be teams…

Lets put it this way. Oregon could play in the SEC West and lose 2 to 4 games, they could play in the East and lose 1 maybe two..

Just a good team playing in a weak very weak conference…

Oregon St the new Boise St.

Five Star Recruiting Guru

October 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

jack bull…

You are correct sir…that was two calls that should have been made on the field and every official just looked around at each other…that was a 14 point swing. No one signaled touchdown, the side judge threw down a bean bag and marked the ball down.

On the second one the umpire pointed down as the player should be marked down and the others did nothing but look at each other.

Those were two major changes in the game and both favored Auburn heavily.

One Nation Under educated

October 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

1. Wahhhhh-wahhhhhh. The big bad S-E-C is little “down” this year, so pleeeease please give us other schools a chance to play in the NC game. We’re not as good, but wahhh-wahhhh we want a chance anyway. Everybody knows the S-E-C champ IS the best team in the country, but we want respect toooooo, wahhh-wahhhh.

2. Here’s a tip – Big Mac 10 Flag league, Big 12 cow pasture 1-2-3 go-out-for-a-pass League, you want S-E-C respect – PLAY SOMEBODY. As for Boy-z St, they did play UGA & took a vote & almost forfeited at halftime.

3. Last, after watching the first half season, it is becoming embarrasingly obvious that we need to move the SEC Referee’s Office out of the state of Alabama.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

I don’t know 3rdn8. I don’t even live in Bama any more but have been programmed since birth to hate Alabama Poly and the puke orange. Florida and LSU I don’t like but can live with; those other two can be swallowed by a sinkhole for all I care.

North FLA Falcon

October 18th, 2010
1:55 pm

Why is everyone so surprised about Florida this year. Gator fans should have seen this coming LAST YEAR. They played NOBODY, they had NO RUNNING GAME except for Tebow, who sometimes ran 25 time/game. That means for 2 years, NO RUNNING BACK and NO FULLBACK. They played one good team, Alabama, who absolutely gashed them on the ground and beat them in all phases of the game. Last year they barely beat Arkansas and Miss St (oops!). Their offensive line was terrible … but as the pocket collapsed, Timmy could run it or make a throw to Hernandez or someone else downfield. So take this same team, remove Timmy, Percy, Spikes, and a few others and what do you have? A mediocre team in the SEC East. I’d love to see Kentucky go to Atlanta, why not!

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
2:12 pm

Watch Aaron Murray. He had his second straight game with over 300 yards of total offense. If he stays healthy, Murray’s gonna set a bunch of records.

Dave

October 18th, 2010
2:21 pm

What’s wrong with these sentences (all from the above article):

You’d have to say that the SEC is in pretty good shape in the first BCS Standings with No. 4 Auburn (7-0), No. 6 LSU (7-0), and No. 8 (6-1) all in the mix and all scheduled to play each other between now and Nov. 26.

The ACC Coastal is starts to heat up this week:

The Yellow Jackets play at huge game outside the division at Clemson this week followed by an open date.

The Gators haven’t loss three straight games during the regular season since 1988.

Will they make any significant changes because the offense as it is now being run with John Brantley at quarterback is not working.

BCS=Barnharts College Shenanigans

October 18th, 2010
2:32 pm

http://pricezack.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/the-bcs-who-will-raise-the-crystal-ball/ this is an excellent article on college football and the bcs rankings. very interesting read

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
2:35 pm

Spurrier has to get credit for what he accomplished at Florida. That said, he is too flamboyant for South Carolina. He gets too caught up in making “statements”, rather than making sound decisions to win the game. He probably has the best team that has ever been fielded at SC, but he still doesn’t have enough talent there to overcome his ego.

Carslile Indian

October 18th, 2010
2:37 pm

Report from the Commonwealth is that UK has a good
football team.

Enjoy the week and go to Keeneland Race Track because
Saturday night in Lexington will be tough.

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
2:45 pm

@Dave

Yeah… Tony needs a proofreader. Considering that he probably writes this blog at midnight, after taking care of his many other jobs, I’m willing to ignore some typos.

5IML

October 18th, 2010
2:47 pm

I know a lot of BAMA fans (grew up in Alabama and graduated from UA in ‘95) and not one who would like Auburn to win the NC. I have never heard the BAMA fans I know ever pull for Aub to win a single game, even if it would benefit BAMA.

Phil

October 18th, 2010
2:52 pm

Tony,

Time to get Rogers Redding back on your show. The officials butchered that Auburn and Arkansas game. The fumble on the goal line, that was called a FUMBLE on the field, NOT a touchdown. Then replay clearly showed the ball never crossed the line. Yet they gave Auburn the touchdown.

And then later, the Arkansas runner was clearly down before the ball came out, yet the replay held up the fumble.

What are these replay clowns looking at?? This was one of the worst, if not THE WORST, officated games I’ve ever seen. Probably worse than the excessive celebration call on AJ Green.

Penn Wagers is a clown, as soon as I saw him as the referee, I had a feeling this game could be ugly officiating wise.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

Exactly 5IML. Same goes for those orange cretins in the hills.

What It Is

October 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

Asking a Bama fan to cheer for Auburn would be equivalent to asking a Tea Party activist to vote for a Democrat.

jc_dawgs

October 18th, 2010
2:55 pm

I hope that Boise St ends up being the only undefeated team or 1 of 2 undefeated teams this year.
Hopefully they will then get into the championship game and aggrevate the living $%^& out of all the fans that want a better matchup….particularly those that dont believe in a playoff!!!!!

That would be awesome. Punishment administered to those that deserve it.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

Yeah, Phil, I’ve never been one to spout conspiracy b.s. but that one call was interesting. I didn’t see anyone rule that a TD on the field. How did it get ruled a TD on the field after everyone met? The closest official threw his beanbag. It’s almost like they knew camera angles would be inconclusive and wanted to err on the side of touchdown. Very odd.

Urban Crier

October 18th, 2010
2:58 pm

Dan is a Weiner.

jc_dawgs

October 18th, 2010
3:00 pm

Your right SadDawg. Murray…at this early juncture….looks better than Stafford did. The sky is the limit for this kid.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
3:00 pm

What It Is,

I don’t know, there may be one Bama fan out of 3 million that would cheer for Auburn . . .

Phil

October 18th, 2010
3:02 pm

BAMA dude,

The call on the field was a fumble! The official threw his beanbag, and then they signaled Arkansas ball! Never once did anyone signal a touchdown. Yet mysteriously Penn Wagers said the call on the field was a touchdown before going to replay! WTF??

The fumble would have held up if the call on the field was a fumble! Based on the blind idiot replay official that is.

Arkansas got screwed big time.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:03 pm

What it is,

Disagree with your assesment of Spurrier.I have no issue with the call he made to throw to the endzone for the win. If Garcia throws the ball up higher it is either caught or incomplete and field goal is tried to tie the game. Im not so sure Carolina would have beat Kentucky in overtime. Spurrier will always go for the win. He isnt and has never been conservative.

Jaz

October 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

Tony,

You know there are shenanigans going on when we are a week past the halfway mark in the season, with SIX SEC teams in the top 25, and you are seriously writing about this??? I mean really? If an SEC team isn’t in the championship game then there is a serious problem.

5IML

October 18th, 2010
3:11 pm

Murphy,

If Spurrier has Garcia spike the ball instead of calling timeout, USC can complete a short pass over the middle then call time out to set up for a chipshot field goal. Spurrier screwed this one up.

Phil

October 18th, 2010
3:12 pm

How did Cam Newton get out of the State of Georgia? Did neither Georgia or Georgia Tech go after him??

Richt should be shot for letting this kid get out of state.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
3:14 pm

Right, Murphy, good call, just poor execution by Garcia. I guarantee you the Evil Genius told Garcia to make sure he didn’t underthrow the pass, but he did exactly that.

Spurrier has always had a look on his face when he has to call for a FG, like he’s about to have a root canal.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:16 pm

5IML,

Disagree-Throw the ball higher and you have a T.D or incomplete pass. Who’s to say a pass over the middle wouldnt have been intercepted? It was a good call if Garcia gets the ball up. Garcia didnt do that and they loss the game. Spurrier would do that 10 out of 10 times. Im not so sure he wanted overtime. I think Cats could have won in O.T

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
3:17 pm

Phil, with a gun? You are kidding, right?

Can you imagine how many times the AJC would reference “Newton’s lawbreaking at Gainesville?”

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

5IML-What it is,

This is easy for me to say because Im not a Carolina fan. I guess I would have a different opinion if it was my team and coach. But if Spurrier was my coach I would back him for this call everytime.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
3:19 pm

51M, SC had no more timeouts. Spurrier went for the TD, and if it is incomplete, he still has a couple of seconds for the FG to tie.

SC throws it over the middle and doesn’t score, time runs out.

UGA Insider

October 18th, 2010
3:20 pm

Look for UGA to dominate a tired, beat up UK team. It will be tough for UK to maintain the momentum with a fresh UGA team coming in off of two straight blow-outs. I look for a 35-40 point victory as insiders are telling me that the defense has finally grasped the new system. Also, Grantham has insisted that Kwaeme Geathers play often and learn as he goes. Geathers is improving every week and will be a good player one day. Dent and Houston are beasts and coaches say they are unblockable at this point in the season. I am serious when I say UGA can run the table this season.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:23 pm

Carolina on the road,just given up what an 18 point lead? #1 running back injured. They just played the week before probably the most physical contest these players have ever endured and you want them to play overtime? Not a good call if you can win it in regulation.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
3:23 pm

I’m guessing Spurrier didn’t even consider the fact that the ball could be intercepted. In his mind it was either a miracle type TD or an incomplete pass and FG try. Frankly, the odds of interception on that type of route are very small. The WR should have done whatever it took to keep the INT from happening regardless of the poor throw.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:25 pm

Probably would have been to our advantage for Carolina/Kentucky to play 2-3 overtimes. They could have been even more beat up for our game this week.

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
3:26 pm

I look for a 35-40 point victory as insiders are telling me that the defense has finally grasped the new system.

UGA by five TD’s? Bartender, I’ll have what he’s having. And the insiders bit is just laughable. Light switch went on for ‘em did it chief?

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

Bama dude,

Ill have one of those drinks also!

rhett

October 18th, 2010
3:32 pm

Let’s get this straight. The BAMA bye week excuse is an optical illusion.
Opponent before Penn State- San Jose State
Opponent before Arkansas- Duke
Opponent before LSU- BYE
Opponent before Auburn- Georgia State

Add that according to Saban himself teams coming off a bye week have not historically fared any better. Sure there was a tough three week stretch but lets dispense with the scheduling excuses.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
3:35 pm

Yeah right, Insider.

I know a Techie when I read one . . .

Jaz

October 18th, 2010
3:36 pm

Bama Dude, tell us how great and better Julio is again compared to AJ. LOL!!!

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
3:40 pm

Really… It’s not hard to “run the table” when the season is more than halfway over already.

Phil

October 18th, 2010
3:42 pm

SadDawg

I guess I don’t get your point. Cam Newton got into trouble while at Florida. My point was did Richt and Georgia not recruit him? Did they not see his potential in high school? It’s hard to imagine he was right under their nose and they didn’t go after him. He’s a heck of a player, that’s my point.

LLoyd Christmas

October 18th, 2010
3:45 pm

UGA Insider – you ain’t got nothin inside yo head boy! You are dumber than I am! Koolaid!!!!!!!!

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
3:45 pm

@rhett

Teams tend to lose a lot of games after a bye week. Wonder if that has anything to do with which week they choose to take for a bye?

Alabama beat Penn State and Arkansas. They have a very good shot at winning the other two games that you mentioned. There are no excuses, but there are 6 SEC teams who chose to take their bye before playing Bama. Can’t really say that I blame them.

LLoyd Christmas

October 18th, 2010
3:47 pm

AJ is gone. And, he will get broken into about three pieces in the NFL. Now Julio is a different matter.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
3:53 pm

A.J and J.J are 2 different types of recievers. A.J more finess,speed.
J.J big body more physical. Julio is probably more suited for the pounding of the NFL,but I wouldnt count A.J out. In my personal opinion I would take A.J over Julio on my college team. Both are tremendous players and have lived up to all the 5 star hype from high school

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

I’m done talking about JJ and AJ. As I said last week, you folks can have it- UGA ain’t got much going for them this year. If it makes you feel better to say that AJ Green is an all around better player than Julio Jones, go ahead. Just don’t be surprised if their NFL careers prove otherwise.

Soy un perdedor

October 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

AJ is a good receiver, but Georgia can’t really compete with Alabama when it comes to place-kick holders.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
4:23 pm

Oh, Phil, I didn’t know you were aware of Cam’s UF deal. He is, to me a greater pas/run threat than Ohio States Pryor because of the tougher competition. Don’t know how he slipped out of UGA’s and Tech’s fingers, twice!

BAMA dude

October 18th, 2010
4:25 pm

rhett, there are six consecutive SEC opponents coming off bye weeks. Who was our opponent before South Carolina? Florida. Before Ole Miss? South Carolina. Now we have Tennessee after Ole Miss. What’s the point here? Playing a weak opponent is nothing compared to an being off which gives you two weeks to focus on the next opponent. Six straight times it’s Bama that teams will spend an extra week on.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
4:31 pm

Right, BAMA dude, they were each rated #1 in high by rating services, and they will both be top 10 picks in the NFL.

I wonder what’s gonna happen with these underclassmen if there is, and everybody says there will be, a lock-out in February?

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
4:55 pm

SadDawg,

They spoke about Cam going to Florida instead of Auburn on the telecast. He wanted to orginally go to Auburn but decided on Fla when Au took(the guy that now play reciever for Au-was q.b last year).I believe they said Au was Cam’s first choice comming out of high school

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
4:58 pm

I know why we didnt recruit Cam but for god sakes why didnt we offer that freshman running back AU has? #5 he is a stud!

sam mohave

October 18th, 2010
5:11 pm

Does being an sec fan even make sense? Have you ever heard of a big 10, big 12 or pac 10 fan? I haven’t. Only individual team fans in all other conferences. Love how you “sec fans” act like the sec is all one big team. Cracks me up.

Maybe you should all get together and decide who you are going to let go undefeated, that way your sure ot get in the NC game every year.

MURPHY

October 18th, 2010
5:16 pm

sam mohave,

Big 10? NO! Big 12? NO! Only thing Big about the conferences is they CHOKE REAL BIG IN THE BIG GAME!

Pac 10? NO!-They do have entertaining football though.

SEC-Yep Last 4 National Championships!! No thanks sam,I will stick with a Championship Conference.

DAWG07

October 18th, 2010
5:40 pm

Will Saban been coaching the Cowboys next year. Maybe,
If he is up to it. Unlike the other college coaches who retreated back to college don’t think he is the type to give up. Personally, think he can win in the NFL given some time. Can’t say that about the others.

Tide Rising

October 18th, 2010
5:47 pm

Dawg07,

Can’t see Saban at Dallas. He and Jerry Jones both are control freaks with egos the size of shall we say Texas. It would be a terrible fit. Besides, Saban took a million dollar pay cut to leave Miami to go back to the college game. He’s done with the pros and he later acknowledged that 2 months after he left LSU he knew he had made a mistake because he loved the college game much more. He can also have much more control in college than in the pros as far as personnel goes. In the college game he can go out and get who you want. In the pros you’re at the mercy of your turn in the draft.

I know you guys are dreaming all the time about him leaving Bama but you might as well just reconcile to yourselves the fact that he’s going to finish out his career at Bama. If he wasn’t than I seriously doubt his daughter would have enrolled there last year and I seriously doubt he would have announced a million dollar gift to the university scholarship fund to be donated over 10 years. Does that sound like someone who is leaving?

Auburn Redhead

October 18th, 2010
5:47 pm

Wah..Alabama needs to stop whining. Let’s put things into perspective. Let’s GIVE those two so-called questionalble calls BACK to Arkansas. I apologize you Bama folk didn’t learn basic math but we won by 22!! Take away 14 and you have 8! EIGHT! Last time I checked 51 is still more than 43. Blame your grade school teacher if you can’t decipher what number is more than another…not AU and the coaching officials!

Aside, there were a few questionable calls that went to Arkansas as well so it worked out. As for the “second” quarterback everyone is questioning? Has anyone looked at his high school stats? He was recruited for a reason, much like Ryan Mallett. AND truth be known, Arkansas would NOT have scored as high with Mallett because HE is the one ALL teams studies the week before they play him. Auburn had his number and he was NOT going to run the score. As for Garcia and USC? Come on guys! Garcia fumbled TWICE during the start of the game against Auburn and Spurrier yanked him out! You naysayers are saying (what else is new)..if Garcia had been left in, it would have been a different game. For once I agree with you! We would have caused more than TWO fumbles and would have out-scored USC by more than the ending outcome. But my congrats to USC…I was hoping they WOULD go further in the SEC and was SAD to see the loss against Kentucky who is proving to be more fierce than anyone wants to give credit…just as what is happening to Auburn. No credit. No respect. And if Cam Newton IS the team, so what? It only takes one…look how Florida has imploded after the loss of Tebow. Take away Ingram-Richardson from Bama and what do you have? Take away Lattimore from USC and what do you have? Take away AJ Green from Georgia and well, THEY DID, for those first four games and look how they LOST! So the way you nit-pickers are SOO focused on ALL the reasons Auburn is not legit, we can show you an example of the same difference!

I recall some poster last week saying Auburn would take it up the ass from Arkansas and that “high school games were over”. EEEEEVERY week, we hear this same crap. Wait till you play so-and-so. We play them, we beat them. Don’t you all get tired of eating crow! Or perhaps should we say “EAGLE” in this circumstance! Okay…now we’re hearing about LSU. Let’s say we beat them. Then you’ll have some excuse. Oh, wait till they play Georgia. Let’s say we beat them. Then you’ll have some excuse. Oh, then you’ll say wait till they play Bama….starting to see a pattern here?

Now for some class! My dad has BOTH his degrees from AU..(mine from the West Coast for the profession I chose) but he ALWAYS is for Bama when they aren’t playing Auburn. Kudos for BAMA Fan for the same class.

gcs

October 18th, 2010
6:04 pm

Oregon will probably not lose.

Oklahoma has some big wins over some big teams but also have some lame wins over some lame teams (Utah State by 7, Air Force by 3 and Cincinnati by 2). The Sooners will lose a regular season game AND the Big 12 Championship Game to Nebraska.

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GT Alum's boyfriend

October 18th, 2010
6:25 pm

3rdn8, I like you. Roll Tide, Roll.
Tide Rising: I’m one of those few Tide fans who also thinks it would be cool if Auburn won the MNC right after Alabama did.

Folks, here’s why an undefeated Auburn would get in the title game: Cameron Newton. The whole freakin’ college football world has gone CRAZY over him. NO WAY would poll voters let this kid and his UNDEFEATED Auburn Tigers not play for the title. Give that some good thought y’all. Then tell me if you disagree ok?

Let’s see what happens this weekend. More upsets of currently undefeated teams could happen, again.

Fellow SEC fans: I think we need to prepare ourselves for a title game without the SEC champion in it. I’m just saying let’s prepare ourselves in case it happens. Yes it will be so hard to swallow seeing Boise vs. Oregon (or Boise vs. Oklahoma). If that happens, I just hope the 1-loss SEC champion, whomever it is, will play their little hearts out because there might still be a chance to finish No. 1 in the AP Poll, and thus have a split National Championship.

As hard as it will be to swallow, we probably need to let Boise have its moment and chance to prove itself this time.

GT Alum's boyfriend

October 18th, 2010
6:34 pm

Bama Dude: I’d hate to see Auburn beat Alabama. But if they did and they were undefeated, I’d have no problem seeing Auburn win the NC.

I’m from Alabama. I too have a friend who is a huge Auburn fan. Please don’t suggest that a true Alabama fan would not want to see Auburn win the National Title (in the case that Alabama could not win it).

I’ve seen Bama win more mational titles to last me a lifetime. I’m so happy for them all. My friend, who has never seen his Auburn team win a National Title, is imporant to me and I’d be happy for him.

Hope that explains things a little.

Typical Bama Fan

October 18th, 2010
7:37 pm

@Auburn Redhead

What makes you think that everyone mentioning the play-calling in the Auburn game are Alabama fans? Alabama needs Auburn to remain undefeated if they are going to redeem their loss to South Carolina. Cheat if you have to — we don’t mind.

Typical Bama Fan

October 18th, 2010
7:38 pm

@gcs

It’s true that Oregon has no truly challenging games on their schedule — but that doesn’t mean that they won’t lose one. It is the PAC 10, after all.

Tide4u2c

October 18th, 2010
7:39 pm

As much as I don’t like to admit it Auburn has won my respect.I did’nt think they would beat Arkansas and yet they did.The bottom line is Auburn finds a way to win so I respect Auburn now.Alabama could very well lose to Auburn this year if Alabama does’nt come ready to play.

Roll Tide!

Typical Bama Fan

October 18th, 2010
7:40 pm

@sam mohave

You aren’t really expected to understand. It’s a football thing.

Tide4u2c

October 18th, 2010
8:11 pm

I could’nt see Saban in the NFL again period.Saban loves college football too much, he could’ve stayed in the NFL if he wanted to, but he did’nt want to.At Alabama he has a chance to improve his coaching record that was hampered by two years in the NFL.Every job Saban took was a step up before the NFL but there is’nt any higher than Alabama in college football. I know alot of rival fans would love to see Saban leave Alabama but it is just wishful thinking.I can tell Saban loves college football and even coaching at Alabama even with us so-called high-demanding fans. That is funny because Saban said he would’nt want to coach for a team where the fans did’nt have high expectations to win and be dominant and even win championships. I guess that leaves out alot of rival fanss teams who have criticized Bama fans.

Spell Checker

October 18th, 2010
8:12 pm

@Tide4u2c

You deviate from your unique apostrophe placement in contractions when you use the word “don’t”. To adhere to your typical contraction rule, you should spell the contraction for “do not” as “do’nt”. How am I to know if it’s really,/i> you if you violate your own rule?

;-)

Spell Checker

October 18th, 2010
8:14 pm

Ha!

A Typo…

From the Spell Checker ?!?!

I’m getting verrry dizzy…

MaconDawg

October 18th, 2010
8:24 pm

Tony: Have you thought about an article on one of Munson’s greatest calls ever-The 1978 UGA-Kentucy Game played at Lexinton. This KY team was a precursor of the one Fran Curci team that whipped us in Athens, 33-0.
I was a sophomore at UGA at the time and listened to the game at my parents house in the dining room on an AM radio. We got behind almost the whole night and I believe listening to Larry it was pretty cold up there. All the UGA fans had been to tracks before hand so they were primed.

As I am sure you remember, Willie McLendon tore it up that nite and led us on the final drive before Robinson’s winning fg. I remember Larry saying ” I saw his parents at the Marriott, just before the game.” I believe we kicked the field goal with about 5 seconds left, I am not sure Larry ever said it was good. Anyway, one of my favorite Munson Memories.

Silent Observer

October 18th, 2010
8:57 pm

I thought it was 1977 when Kentucky went 10-1, but got put on NCAA probation over recruiting violations? Cursi never had another winning season at Kentucky after that, did he?

brokeback jacket

October 18th, 2010
9:10 pm

Lucky for all the Bama and BYU fans, there will be plenty of seats at tech’s tiny “stadium.” Just like every other home game in the ghetto.

sccatfan1

October 18th, 2010
9:12 pm

UGA Insider…35-40 point victory over UK? Even though our defense is suspect, particularly in the 1st half, I’ll take UK and the points.

We’ll see what your secondary is made of this weekend.

MikeP

October 19th, 2010
12:19 am

If either Auburn or LSU runs the table, they are in the BCS game. The winner will have beaten the teams that already put them in the top six PLUS: LSU or Auburn, whichever one wins, Alabama, which will be in the top ten, and the SEC east champ, which while not great, will out rank whoever Oregon/Boise might play. Auburn or LSU, undefeated, will be BCS #1. The others will be scrambling to see who gets to play them.

The officials followed the rules Saturday in the Auburn/Arky game. While the fumble on the goal line seemed that it might have been before the ball crossed, it also MIGHT have been knocked away from the runner and backward by the defender after it had already crossed the goal line. MIGHT don’t get it. The replay was not conclusive, TD Auburn. On the second fumble, the one AU ran back for a TD, the Arky guy’s knee was clearly on an AU player, NOT the ground. Replay showed that quite well. I guess whiners gonna’ whine. There were also a couple of borderline calls that went the other way.

Close calls are a part of football and they almost always equal out. Truly bad calls are rare indeed. I saw some close calls go both ways Saturday. I didn’t see any bad calls.

aarh

October 19th, 2010
12:35 am

Chris- UGA did havea terrible start to the season. They havve gotten a lot better though. I know they’ve beaten 2 teams that aren’t very good, but they beat them as bad or worse ahtn anyone else has. A. Murray has been good all yr. though…even when the team was losing. UGA has been sepecially affective since the return of AJ Green. UGA tried to lean on teh O LIne & running game early, bc it was supposed ot be teh strength. They’ve just now gotten to where they’re starting to open up the play book for Murray. They should only get better when you consider that they have a Fr. QB. I saw a stat the other day. Cam Newton has the most combined TDs of any SEC QB, & A. Murray is second. when you count both passing & running TDs. I’m not saying UGa will win, but I think it’t safe to say that UGA is a threat at least as far as passing the ball.

BAMA FAN

October 19th, 2010
10:15 am

Auburn Redhead
If the two calls go Arkansas’ way then Auburn has no chance to get the last few touchdowns. Arkansas might win the game by 22 if they get those 2 questionable calls. The interceptions thrown that help auburn expand the lead at the end are caused by the “catch up” attitude by arkansas. Arkansas would never be in that situation. Arkansas would have won the game handily.

Bona Fide

October 19th, 2010
3:52 pm

@MikeP

You’re right. The replay on the first questionable call did not provide conclusive evidence of a fumble. The problem that people (who, unlike yourself, are not Auburn fans) have with the call is that the ruling on the field was a fumble, not a TD. Nobody called a TD on the field.

Tide4u2c

October 19th, 2010
8:01 pm

I disagree take away two Auburn touchdowns by bad calls and Auburn still wins.

Dave

October 20th, 2010
10:24 am

GTbob,

You must eat paint chips on a daily basis. An undefeated SEC team won’t leapfrog Oregon or Oklahoma? It’s clear your jealousy and envy of the SEC has made you delusional and paralyzed any bit of better judgment you may have one time possessed, but you are just embarrassing yourself with each and every post you make.

NCGator

October 20th, 2010
1:54 pm

Cameron Newton should not even be considered for the Heisman Trophy! I can’t believe all the talk about him being considered. The kid was kicked off the football team for stealing. What kind of message does this send to other kids if we even consider him? Granted he is a gifted athlete but he is also a thief! If we consider him, we might as well give the Heisman back to Reggie Bush and say the trophy has no morals!

AU Engineer

October 20th, 2010
8:28 pm

Did Auburn beat Arky?
Who’s got next? Oh yea, the other tigers. One thing for sure Auburn will win more games this year than they did last year. They seemed to have gotten better. By the way, does LSU have a running game to go with that bad passing game? This game should be another one that goes to the third quarter, before Auburn’s defense decides to wake up and play ball. Should be a fun game, but LSU better protect their quarterbacks. Auburns hits hard, very, very hard. When they hit!:)