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Thoughts on Mississippi

  • Not an inspiring effort by any means, but it's better than a loss.
  • We're still showing most/all of the same problems and I personally think this was why Coach Saban was so displeased at halftime and at the end of the game.  In the first half, for example, we ran approximately 70% of our plays in Ole Miss territory, yet we scored 16 points and kicked three field goals.
  • We have no vertical threat/ability at all.  None.  What was it, 2 of 8 on attempts over ten yards?  Don't forget about the sacks.  Maybe it was really 2 of 10.  Who knows and who cares?  It was crappy.
  • Our defensive backs still don't use their eyes as well as they should.  If Masoli passes a little bit better and if their receivers could catch, we really might have lost that game.  They had us beaten on several occassions.
  • McElroy is not built to quarterback this team.  We're all aware of his "Game Manager" title and inability to make quick decisions and live with both the good and bad, but without a knockout defense, Greg's ability stands out.  Our opponents see it and they're going to continue to force him to beat them.  Sure, we stopped Ole Miss last night.  But will we score in Baton Rouge?  Will we be able to score with Auburn?
  • I think we should continue to play a 40 front with two tackles and two defensive ends.  We have not played well in the 30 front this year and the biggest reason, in my opinion, is that we don't have three linemen who can control the point of attack/Line of scrimmage as well as Cody and Company controlled it last year.
  • I was thinking before the OM game that the best way to play Auburn will be with a 40 front.
  • As of this moment, if we do not improve greatly, we will lose to both LSU and Auburn.  I'm not saying it will happen or that I want that to happen, but we need to get better.  Our inability to throw the ball is maddening and it's horrible seeing crappy defensive teams hold Ingram and Richardson to low yardage totals.  If we don't get this right, we will not score enough points to beat LSU in Baton Rouge and we will not beat Auburn--even with a good defensive performance--kicking field goals three out of four scoring possessions.
  • Football Gods...we grovel before thee, we come in supplication and implore thee to stop the injuries.  We are the walking wounded.  Have mercy, oh ye Gods!
  • McElroy: I'll be honest, your attitude bothers me.  You are the kid Barry Switzer was talking about when he said, "Some guys are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."  Remember one thing, if only one thing, you are a C- quarterback on an A team.  We have won a lot of games so you have been sheltered from the truth.  You are Brian Bergdorf with a better supporting cast.  You are Brian Bergdorf with a side of Lance Tucker.  Remember that, Greg.  You are the moderately bright student in the AP or Honors class (not a good analogy for Greg, but you get the point) who got a spot because his father threatened to sue the school and the principal is too conscious of his job to take a stand.  Remember the next time you question your teammates' commitment or talk arrogantly to a reporter or state that you'd rather be called "Field General".  To quote my QB Guru friend--who sends me texts MotherF'ing you every game (except for the SECCG in 2009)--Julio, Ingram, and Richardson laugh at you when you're not around (I don't know if that's true, but I found it funny when I read it).  Remember that Saban wanted to burn a true freshman quarterback's redshirt at halftime of the LSU game last year because he doubted we could win with you at quarterback.  He did.  Without screen passes and checkdowns you'd complete two passes in ten attempts for eternity.  So get a grip on yourself, brother.  Your job has simply been not to screw up.  This year, without a knockout D, you're going to have to be a real quarterback.  So let's see something, Bergdorf/Tucker. 
  • McElroy: please get this right.  Please.  At some point you are going to have to win another game and you're going to have to go vertical to do it.  Everyone is on to you now.  Fix it.  Dude, fix it!
  • The run defense played well.  Efforts like that will be good enough to beat most teams.  We still are struggling to defend the pass, though, and if you watched closely the same coverage breakdowns and mental mistakes appeared last night.
  • This is the angriest I've been after a win in a long time.  I'm going back to bed.



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