As you may be aware by now, UT's Lame Kitten likes to talk -- a lot. He has already insulted Al Davis (easy move), Steve Spurrier (fun move), Urban Meyer (dumb move), and our own Coach Nick Saban (dumber move). He and Ed "Yaw Yaw" Orgeron even appear to be taking turns offending high school recruits and/or their coaches.
One of the gifts all this false bravado has earned him is an oddly complimentary article in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated by former LSU player and SI contributor John Ed Bradley. I don't think it's intentional, but Bradley's piece essentially paints Kitten as the best used-car salesman on the planet.
He does seem to be working his butt off, though, and -- despite some of his well-publicized comments to the contrary -- he clearly has some respect for both Meyer and Saban. Some dude was late picking him up at the airport, so Kitten immediately fired whoever sent the driver. Kitten's comment: "That's 25 minutes that Nick Saban and Urban Meyer had that I lost because somebody was late picking me up at the airport."
I give him credit for at least recognizing greatness, even if he does try to kick it in the shins.
I guess the main impression I take from the article is that the kid takes himself seriously, even if I don't. It looks like he's working every second of the day. If my team had a lesser coach (Chizik, Miles), I might be worried.
Since my coach takes everyone seriously, even the brash and the foolish, I will now go to sleep...and sleep soundly. Roll Tide.