What exactly is a Hoodoo and Worry Index? You can find out here
If you don't think hoodoo matters, and the football gods are just something we've made up, just ask Oregon fans how they feel this morning...
So get yer mind right and get to hoodoo'ing.
RBR Worry Index Level: 6
- The iPhone
- The iPad
- USB drives
- Pluto was still a planet
- Hurricane Katrina
- My Space had just been launched (in 2003)
- Gas was still less than 2$ a gallon
- None of my kids were born (I have three now)
- I wasn't married (Been married 10 years this past May)
- RBR wasn't a thing
- Google was a thing but AOL was the bigger thing.
- Which Bo Wallace shows up? No, Dr. Bo isn't an elite level quarterback but he has the skills needed to pick apart a 'Bama defense that has been susceptible to quality passing attacks over the past year or so. This point has been run into the ground this week but if Bo can avoid the costly turnovers and runs the offense like a senior QB should, this game will be much closer than anyone expects.
- Which 'Bama pass defense shows up? The one who struggled against West Virginia or the one who shut down Florida?
- Which Hugh Freeze shows up? Mr. Freeze isn't exactly known for his in-game decision making ability (notice the zero points scored last year against Bama despite two trips inside the red-zone) but if he can avoid the blunders that have plagued him for much of his time at the Grove, much like his quarterback, Ole Miss should be able to score more than zero points this year. #analysis.
- Pick your poison. If you're Ole Miss, how do you defend the Alabama offense? 'Bama under Lane Kiffin is still a balanced offense (1034 rushing yards, 1343 passing yards) but Blake Sims and Amari Cooper are doing things in the passing game we haven't seen since....I can't remember. So pick your poison, Rebs. Do you load the box and make 'Bama beat you in the air or go Nickle and ask your front six to contain our rushing attack? Given how 'Bama struggled to run the ball early against Florida, if I'm Hugh Freeze, I test our offensive line and see if they can open up rushing lanes for Yeldon/Henry/Drake.
- How will Blake Sims handle his first real road game? Sims is a senior who has seen two national championships and nearly ten times that many prime time games, but this will be his first start in a hostile environment against a very good defense. He looked shaky in Atlanta against WVU, and though he played one of the best games ever by a 'Bama quarterback against UF, there were still far too many mental errors (fumble and penalties). Will he be able to handle the crowd noise and avoid the mental mistakes that plagued us verses the Gators?
Roll Tide and don't forget to submit your hoodoo!