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Random Thoughts From Around the Country: This Is Why We Watch

A fun weekend of watching college football.

South Carolina v Georgia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Although there were not too many upsets, the quality of college football games this weekend was excellent. We were witness to some back-and-forth roller coasters of emotion and an unusual abundance of the use of multiple quarterbacks. Several teams earned the magical sixth win on the season, basically guaranteeing a bowl birth. But let’s get back to that upset.

South Carolina 20 Georgia 17 (2 OT) - I don’t know about you, but we kept watching this game thinking “okay, SC is gonna screw this up... UGA is gonna wake up and score 50...” but it never happened. Ryan Hilinski, who started the season as the No. 2 QB, led the Gamecocks to a 17-10 lead but was knocked out of the game by a low and late hit in the third quarter. Game over, right? Nope. Third-stringer Dakereon Joyner came in and did just enough to hold set, until the two teams got to overtime.

In the first OT, the Bulldogs’ first-string QB Jake Fromm threw interception number three (all 3 picks went to the same Gamecocks DB), but SC missed their field goal. The Gamecocks kicker made up for it in OT No. 2 with a 24-yard conversion, while Mister Reliable, Rodrigo Blankenship, sent his 42 yard effort sailing left. It was his second miss of the game, but the first was excusable being attempted from 57 just before the first half ended. [SIDE NOTE: Can you recall when his last miss before this one was? Hmm, maybe he is not so cool in pressure situations... (hawt taek)] Fromm accounted for the all four of the game’s turnovers including a lost fumble.

UGA outgained the Gamecocks 468-297 and had almost double the first downs 30-16.

LSU 42 Florida 28 - The annals of history will record this as a 14-point win, but it was much closer than that score indicates. This one was a back-and-forth battle that was tied at 7, 14, 21, and 28. Florida was driving to tie it at 35 but UF QB Kyle Trask was picked off in the end zone after driving 12 plays and 76 yards from their own 8 yard line. It proved to be a play that took the air out of the Gators’ sails as LSU easily cruised down the field the other way to put the game away with one more score on four plays.

[ED. NOTE: I really have no idea how Ed Orgeron is doing this. He is an unintelligible buffoon who somehow keeps winning. I am starting to believe in the rumors of Cajun VooDoo and swamp witch doctors.]

Alabama 47 Texas A&M 28 - Bama’s Tua Tagovailoa looked a little off at times but still managed to complete his 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th touchdown of the season - all to different receivers. The running game showed promise with Najee Harris gaining 114 and Brian Robinson 51. TAMU QB Kellen Mond had his moments but was harassed into a good deal of incomplete passes (24-42 passing, 5 sacks). He did not make any huge mistakes as is his calling card in big games.

Jaylen Waddle had a big day returning punts (4-128) as did Henry Ruggs (4-131) with kickoff returns. For the second straight game, Ale Kaho blocked a punt that was converted into a touchdown.

Bama was flagged for 11 penalties for 91 yards. Alabama averages 66.2 penalty yards called on them per game. Only UGA (67.7) is higher in the conference. How’s that for SEC bias towards Alabama?

THE REST OF THE SEC

Tennessee 20 Mississippi State 10 - Multiple QBs played in this one. The Vols starter Brian Maurer was knocked out and Jarrett Guarantano (6/7 106 yds, TD) came in and basically won the game. Jeremy Pruitt has a midseason QB controversy on his hands.

For some reason, MSU coach Joe Moorhead started Tommy Stevens at QB over Garrett Shrader who had been more effective as of late. In his five series, Stevens (6/11, 67 yds) produced two three-and-outs, a pair of interceptions, and a field goal. Shrader started the second half and wasn’t much better (5/10, 79 yds, TD, INT) but at least had marginal success running (13 car, 62 yds). MSU running back Kylin Hill (11 rushes, 13 yards) and the Clanga-Clang offense could not get anything going.

Kentucky 24 Arkansas 20 - Another tale of multiple QBs saw both of these teams blindly throwing players under center. Arky’s Nick Starkel started the game but was pretty awful (7/19 passing for 41 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT). The Hogs were saved by the running of Rakeem Boyd (15-134, 2 TD) and Devwah Whaley (9-42) to take a 13-0 advantage. Despite this lead, Chad Morris hooked Starkel in favor of Ben Hicks. His numbers were slightly better (5/8-81, 0, 0) but they only scored once more.

Kentucky’s third QB option was former wide receiver Lynn Bowden who won the game with his legs (24-196, 2 TD) and arm (7/11-78, TD). Bowden, who was converted to signal caller during the off-week, had not played quarterback since high school. That’s how bad Arky is right now. #FireChadMorris

Missouri 38 Ole Miss 27 - Much like Missy State, Ole Miss employed the strategy of a dual quarterback attack, but in a discombobulated fashion. John Rhys Plumlee started the first five series and trailed 12-7 in the second quarter. Former starter Matt Corral entered the game for OM and drove the team to the ten yard line. The Rebs could not score from the one yard line on third or fourth down, and Mizzou went into the locker room on a high. In the second half the Tigers scored on their first three possessions to build a 28-7 lead and pretty much end the game. Corral went back to the bench and, I do declayuh, Plumlee generated a touchdown drive. In the next two series the pair of QBs alternated. Very odd.

Miz QB Kelly Bryant felt no ill-effects from his injury scare last week and Larry Rountree rushed for 126 yards and two scores.

UNLV 34 Vanderbilt 10 - What a f***ing disgrace this program is. Vegas came into this game with one win, and that was over FCS Southern Utah. Mountain West schools are 3-2 this season against SEC opponents. Wyoming beat Mizzou and Arky fell to lowly San Jose State.

* You heard it hear first: Don’t be surprised if VU does NOT fire Derek Mason after the season. Vandy has some screwed up priorities right now and I will just leave it at that. Mason is a nice guy and a good football coach but a lousy head coach.

NATION

Oklahoma 34 Texas 27 - I’m sorry. I just don’t feel like talking about this one-team conference. I’ve got B12 fatigue.

Penn State 17 Iowa 12 - Another B1G barnburner. The Litany Pions converted two Hawkeye turnovers into ten points and that made the difference. This game and the UGA game show how turnovers can turn into losses. Iowa also missed a 44 yard field goal.

Notre Dame 30 Southern Cal 27 - The Irish jumped out to a 20-3 lead and the Trojans could never catch up and overtake.

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

Arizona State 38 Washington State 34 - Don’t look now but Herm Edwards’ Sun Devils are 5-1. I don’t know how long the 65-year old plans to coach, but he is building something special - and dangerous - out west.

OBLIGATORY SCORES

Clemson 45 Florida State 14 - An easy win for the Tigers, but guess who threw another interception.
Wisconsin 38 Michigan State 0 - Sparty managed only 149 yards and 7 first downs. We may have to start paying attention to Wisky.
Michigan 42 Illinois 25 - UM blew a 28-0 lead to allow pathetic little Illinois to come back within 28-25 in the fourth quarter. But it was not to be as Michigan was able to put the game away when the Illini twice fumbled inside their own 20.

OTHER STUFF

Western Kentucky 17 Army 8 - WKU went 1-2 in their first three games including a loss to FCS Central Arkansas with someone named Steven Duncan at the helm. Fortunately for the Hilltoppers, he got injured in Game 3 and former Arkansas QB Ty Storey has taken over and won three straight.
Temple 30 Memphis 28 - Another undefeated non P5 bites the dust. Temple has also defeated Maryland and Georgia Tech. Their only loss came oddly enough to 2-4 Buffalo. The Owls’ next two are @SMU and UCF.

THE WACKY WORLD OF DESMOND HOWARD

Teams in BOLD below already have one loss. Teams with a strikethrough have more than one loss.

  • DESI - 1. Georgia (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Oregon (PAC Champs), 4. Wisconsin (B1G Champs); Iowa State (B12 Champs); Clemson over Georgia in the CFP final.
  • CORSO - 1. Alabama (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Utah (PAC Champs), 4. Ohio State (B1G Champs); Oklahoma (B12 Champs); Alabama over Utah.
  • HERBIE - 1. Alabama (SEC Champs), 2. Clemson (ACC Champs), 3. Ohio State (B1G Champs), 4. Texas (B12 Champs); Washington (PAC Champs); Alabama over Clemson.

MY PICKS

  • 1. Clemson (ACC Champs), 2. Alabama (SEC Champs) 3. Ohio State (B1G Champs), 4. Georgia; Oklahoma (B12 Champs); Washington (PAC Champs); Alabama over Georgia.

BAMA STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

Duke and USM helping out.

  • Duke (4-2) - The Blue Devils destroyed Georgia Tech 41-23. Dook fans SUCK! It was a beautiful day in Durham and they have a good team who is fun to watch, and the stadium was emptier than a bucket of KFC at Fat F*** Phil Fulmer’s house.
  • New Mexico State (0-7) - Guess what? The Aggies lost again. No Cheez-It Bowl this year.
  • Southern Miss (4-2) - The Screaming Eagles earned a vital win over North Texas 45-27. Next is a road trip to face division leader Louisiana Tech (5-1).
  • Western Carolina (1-5) - The Fightin’ Cupcakes really suck.
  • BONUS: SC winning helps the Tide.

ADOPT-A-TEAM

  • Iowa State (4-2) - The Cyclones beat WVU 38-14, and head to Lubbock, Texas.
  • Hawaii (4-2) - The Rainbow Warriors suffered a 59-37 loss to the Smurfs and now await the arrival of the Air Force Academy.

Potential Adoption

  • UL-Laf (4-2) The Ragin’ Cajuns had a great chance to knock off non-P5 powerhouse Appy State (5-0) for the first time ever. However, the Mountaineers put together a devastating fourth quarter touchdown drive of 19 plays across 97 yards that ate up 10:11 of the clock and secured a 17-7 win. Billy Napier & Co. will learn a lot when they watch this game tape. Some better countermeasures and playcalling might have meant a victory for ULL. Thursday at Arky Lite.
  • Tulane (5-1) The Green Wave had their way with UConn 49-7, compiling 637 yards of offense and 31 first downs. The walk-ons, a waterboy and two guys from the tuba section gave up a late touchdown. Now a treacherous trip to Memphis.
  • SMU (6-0, off this week) - Sonny Dykes built a winner at La Tech, then moved up the coaching ladder to Berkeley. Cal impatiently fired him after 5-7 in season four, and he landed in Dallas. He has put good use of the transfer portal. The roster includes a whopping 35 transfers. Some are from schools like Alabama (TE Kedrick James - redshirting), Auburn (former 4-star LB Richard McBryde), Texas (starting QB Shane Buechele), Nebraska, Arky, FSU, UCLA, WVU, Baylor and more. Others are from juco, but somehow he makes it work. Another strategy is keeping kids home. 75% of his roster hails from Texas. Their schedule is backloaded with Temple, @Houston, @Memphis @Navy and Tulane, but they miss Cincinnati and Center Florida.

Adoption Probation

  • Purdue (3-3) - Who can say they saw this coming? The Boilermakers ripped Maryland a new one 40-14. New Coach Fever did not last long in College Park, MD.
  • K-State (3-2) The Wildcats were off. Next @TCU.
  • Wyoming (4-2) The Cowpokes fell to San Diego State 26-22.

COUSINS

  • Troy (2-3) - The Trojans were off. Next is a likely win at USA on Wednesday.
  • South Alabama (1-5) - The Jags are in a dark place.

THAT ANNOYING STEP-BROTHER WHO IS FLATULENT IN CHURCH

UAB (5-1) - As expected, the Blazers beat a lousy UTSA team 33-14. Up next is another cupcake even by non-P5 standards, Old Dominion. And then after a week off, it’s ... Tennessee!

RS-Patriot

SALUTE TO OUR TROOPS

Bowl eligibility approacheth.

  • Army (3-3) - The Black Knights fell to a rejuvenated WKU team (see OTHER STUFF above). Next @Georgia State who is really hard to figure out.
  • Navy (4-1) - The Midshipmen thumped Tulsa 45-17. South Florida (3-3) comes to town.
  • Air Force (4-2) - The Falcons whooped Fresno 43-24. Now a long road trip to Hawaii.
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ELIMINATED

PREVIOUSLY ELIMINATED:

All non-Power 5 teams Illinois NC State Syracuse Arky
Arizona Indiana Nebraska TCU Kentucky
Arizona State Iowa Northwestern Texas Tech Mississippi State
Boston College Iowa State Okie Lite UCLA Mizzou
BYU Kansas Oregon State UNC Ole Miss
Cal Kansas State Pitt Virginia South Carolina
Colorado Luville Purdue Virginia Tech TAMU
Duke Maryland Rutgers Washington Tennessee
Florida State Miami Southern Cal Wazzu Vanderbilt
Georgia Tech Michigan State Stanford West Virginia

NEWLY ELIMINATED:

  • Tejas - BREAKING NEWS: Texas is NOT back.
  • Wake Forest - big surprise, huh?

ENDANGERED

  • Clemson
  • Oregon, Utah
  • Minnie, Michigan, PSU
  • UGA, Fla, Aub
  • Baylor
  • Notre Dame

A way WAY WAY too early look at the College Football Playoff (CFP) picture:

  • ACC - Clemson needs to be getting more rat poison. Keep telling them how awesome they are!
  • Big Ten - Begrudgingly, it is time to look at Wisconsin as a contender. PSU won’t go away. Ohio State - no change.
  • Big 12 - It’s looking like Okie or nothing.
  • PAC-12 - Oregon is a longshot at this point. UW could change all that this weekend.
  • SEC - Alabama, LSU...
  • Indies - Tragically, Notre Dame still in the hunt.

SPOILERS?

  • ACC - Duke or UVa
  • Big Ten - Iowa
  • Big 12 - Baylor
  • PAC-12 -
  • SEC - Auburn
  • Indies -

RANK ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

For the first time this season, the Southeastern Conference has only 5 teams ranked in the AP Poll. CORRECTION! Mizzou has jumped up into the polls. I forgot they were SEC.

#1 Alabama
#2 LSU
#9 Fla
#10 UGA - somehow stayed in the top ten.
#11 Aubie - there’s nothing like a bye week to get you moved up in the polls.

#22 Mizzou - Newcomer!

OUT: TAMU - buh-bye.

Here is my after-seven-weeks-half-ass Top 5 rankings plus a wobbly No. 6.

  1. Ohio State
  2. LSU - Haven’t blinked yet...
  3. Alabama - prove me wrong, Tide.
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Wisky
  6. Clemson/Penn State

LET’S GO BOWLING

  • 40 bowl games; 129 eligible teams.
  • New Mexico State (0-7) is the first and only team guaranteed to stay home in December so far.
  • Akron and Rice are both 0-6.
  • Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisky, Minnie, Clemson, Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU, and the Smurfs all have 6 wins.

STATS OF THE DAY

  • South Carolina has beaten Georgia 6 out of the last 13 times they have met.
  • Rutgers lost to Indiana 35-0. It is the third time they have been shutout this season. They have scored a total of 23 points in their last five games.
SMU v BYU Sarkisian
Sark could sling it.

HISTORY OF SORTS

  • What do you think of when you think of BYU football? You young’uns may have to go ask Daddy or Gradndaddy, but the correct answer is lily-white quarterbacks such as Steve Young, Jim McMahon, Ty Detmer, Robbie Bosco, and yes even current Bama OC Steve Sarkisian [SIDE NOTE: As a senior, Sarkisian opened BYU’s 1996 season by passing for 536 yards and six touchdowns in the Cougars’ 41–37 upset over Texas A&M. So, yeah. Sark could ball.] For the first time in 98 years of participation in college football, BYU started a black quarterback on Saturday. Jaren Hall, a redshirt freshman, took the reins from injured starter Zach Wilson (thumb) and compiled 148 yards and a TD on 15-23 passing with another 83 yards on the ground and another score. Unfortunately, he was knocked out fo the game with “concussion-like symptoms” and the Coogs lost to USF by 4.

KEY & PEELE ALL-STARS

Krazy Kristi’s “SHUT UP!” of the Week goes to the ACC. Every week it seems they are out there beating the drums over a new “second best team in the conference.” Then that team would go out and lose. First it was Miami. Then it was Syracuse. Then Maryland. Followed by Virginia. And now we have Wake Forest who took the tumble this weekend at home versus Louisville. Who’s next?

HEISMAN HYPE

With the exception of TWO YEARS, the Heisman Trophy voting is basically a hype award. Often times voters fall in love with someone and refuse to REALLY look at what a player has accomplished.

WHO WILL WIN

CLARIFICATION: This section is not who deserves to win. It is who the slobbering press and other voters will callously crush on (see last year). Have you ever seen one of those “Top Model” reality shows? Ever notice that the winner is NEVER the prettiest girl? It’s always the weirdest one. That is what the Heisman competition is. They love outrageous a**holes like JFF or Baker, or freak-o’s like the Ewok running around with those tiny little legs.

Three QBs are getting all the hype, plus a token running back who nobody will vote for.

  • Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama Jr.) - Tua produced his first turnover of the season and was a little off on some of his passes. He still managed four passing touchdowns and a 19-point win on the road against a ranked team. (21-34, 293 yds, 4 TD, INT)
  • Joe Burrow (QB LSU Sr.) - Burrow was pretty good (21-24, 293 yds, 3 TD; 6 car, 43 yds) against a tough Gators defense (although UF was missing their best defender, LB Jonathan Greenard who turned an ankle during the first defensive series).
  • Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma Sr.) - Jalen scored and put up yardage (16-28, 235 yds, 3 TD; 17 car, 131 yds, 1 TD) that makes the morons quiver. However, his passing was not all that great (57%), plus he threw a pick and lost a fumble against a spotty Texas defense. In addition, ten of his 16 receptions went to one receiver, CeeDee Lamb. Sound familiar?
  • Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin Jr.) - “Wut about TayTay??!?!?!” 26 carries for 80 yards is not a Heisman moment. He scored twice in a 38-0 rout of Sparty but that is a 3.1 ypc average.

WHO SHOULD WIN

CLARIFICATION: This section IS for who deserves to win it.

Player Team Rush TD Pass TD Total TD INT Lost Fum
Tua Tagovailoa ALA 2 27 29 1 0
Joe Burrow * LSU 2 25 27 3 0
Justin Fields * OSU 8 18 26 1 2
Jalen Hurts OKLA 8 17 25 3 2
Trevor Lawrence CLEM 5 11 16 6 0

*Had a fumble recovered by a teammate.

  1. Tua.
  2. Burrow.
  3. Justin Fields (QB anOSU Soph.) is having a very good year. Much better than the guy he was sitting behind last season, Jake Fromm. Fields numbers (17-25, 206 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; 11-61, TD) were not great against Sparty and he had two turnovers but they got a big win.
  4. Jalen

Runner-Ups

  • Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson Soph.) - The forgotten man.

If I had a vote:

  • Still going with Tua but Burrow is creeping up fast.

THE SICK REPORT

  • Nick Saban Saturday postgame presser: “We don’t have anyone significantly injured.” Thank you HooDoo! PK Will Reichard is still “day-to-day”. Chris Owens “should be able to practice next week”. Owens was indeed dressed out for practice on Monday and went through drills. Neither of these Tide players participated in the Texas A&M game.
  • Tennessee QB Brian Maurer is in concussion protocol. It is highly likely that Jarrett Guaratano is under center for TSIO.
  • South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski has a sprained knee but he’s expected to play this week vs. Florida.
  • Oregon’s leading receiver, TE Jake Breeland, suffered a season-ending leg injury. Man, Justin Herbert was stupid not to turn pro.
  • Preseason All-American CB Bryce Hall was taken off on a cart in the second quarter after a lower leg injury. This is a big blow to the Virginia defense.
  • Baylor and their title hopes took a big hit as LB Clay Johnston will miss rest of the season with knee injury. I’m guessing Baylor does not have next-man-up kind of depth to replace what he meant to that defense. Johnson had 10 tackles (1.5 TFL) and an interception in a win over Texas Tech.

DRAMA

  • A few weeks ago, we made fun of Tennessee for their Tweeting blackout after an embarrassing loss. UGA did the same with the above Tweet, never posting the final score or acknowledging the defeat. They went dark for about 32 hours before posting some lame pep talk video Sunday evening.
  • Freshman LB Henry To’oto’o, who signed with Tennessee after Fat F*** Phil Fulmer gave his uncle a job at UT, will miss the first half of TSIO due to a targeting suspension from last week.
  • As you probably have heard, DeVonta Smith will sit the first half of TSIO for the little scrum he got in with TAMU’s thug.
  • Michigan tight end Mustapha Muhammad has entered the transfer portal. The former 4-star out of Texas was the No. 6 tight end of the Class of 2018 and was on Alabama’s radar during that recruiting cycle. We’ll see...
  • Thanks to alcohol sales, UNC made over $1 million from concessions in just three home games. Greg Byrne, are you listening?....
  • Urban Meyer visited local area schools to call all the children short-ass m******-f*****s who will never amount to s***.
  • Fat F*** Phil Fulmer stole all their lunch money and ate all the tater tots and pizza but left the green beans and runny apple sauce.
Black and White TV

THIS WEEK

College GameDay is at Penn State for another 10-7 B1G game. I have a feeling they will be in Tuscaloosa on November 9. SEC Nation will be in Starkville this weekend.

(Below is an abbreviated list of games of interest. If you REALLY need to know about the big Western Michigan-Eastern Michigan showdown, you can find the details here.)

Wednesday, October 16

South Alabama at Troy 7pm/8pm ESPN2 - cousins alert.

Thursday, October 17

Louisiana-Laffy at Arkansas State 6:30/7:30 ESPNU - Billy Napier alert.
UCLA at Stanford 8pm/9pm ESPN - Only if you are bored and not a fan of Flip or Flop.

Friday, October 18

Marshall at FAU! 5:30/6:30 CBSSN - bleh
Pitt at Syracuse 6pm/7pm ESPN - ack
Ohio State at Northwestern 7:30/8:30 FS1 - Friday night ? Really Buckeyes?
UNLV at Fresno 9pm/10pm CBSSN - Conquerors of mighty Vandy, Vegas will return to their losing ways.

Saturday, October 19

SEC:

Time for some road teams to feast.

Florida at South Carolina 11am/noon ESPN - A meeting of two different kinds of hangovers. Who can best keep their heads on straight?
Auburn at Arkansas 11am/noon SECN - massacre
LSU at Mississippi State 2:30/3:30 CBS - bloodbath
Missouri at Vanderbilt 3pm/4pm SECN - carnage
Kentucky at Georgia 6pm/7pm ESPN - Can UGA rebound? Yeah, they can and will.
Texas A&M at Ole Miss 6:30/7:30 SECN - Be careful, Aggie.

NATIONAL:

Clemson at Louisville 11am/noon ABC - Keep an eye on this one. The Cards have been a different team since freshman quarterback Evan Conley started getting more snaps.
West Virginia at Oklahoma 11am/noon FOX - Another chance for the talking heads to slobber over Jalen Hurts as he puts up a million yards at home on a piss-poor rebuilding team.
Oregon at Washington 2:30/3:30 ABC - ELIMINATION GAME! The PAC’s last prayer for a playoff team.
Baylor at Oklahoma State 4:00 PM FOX - Can Baylor keep the good times rolling? I’m guessing, no.
Arizona State at Utah 5pm/6pm PAC12 - This is suddenly a pretty big game.
Michigan at Penn State 7:30 PM ABC - ELIMINATION GAME! Lose this one and Jim Harbaugh might be heading to the Redskins.

40 WINKS:

Smurfs at BYU 9:15/10:15 ESPN2 - so.much.blue...
Nevada at Utah State 9:15/10:15 ESPNU - can’t.stay.awake
Air Force at Hawaii 10pm/11pm CBSSN - Triple option vs pass happy. Could be interesting.

How does this masterpiece not have a million views?

#ALABAMA

FROSH

Short list this week.

  • Freshmen starters included LB Shane Lee (5 solos, 3 asst, 0.5 sack, QBH), LB Christian Harris (2 solos, 0 assts, 1 TFL), defensive tackle DJ Dale (1 solo, 1 asst), and offensive guard Evan Neal. This was the sixth game for all of them.
  • DL Byron Young * - 1 asst
  • DB Jordan Battle * - pass break-up.
  • DE Justin Eboigbe (4th game, but he has played too well to redshirt) - 1 asst, 0.5 sack
  • WR John Metchie * - no stats.
  • LB King Mwikuta (5th game, no redshirt) - no stats

* 6 games, no redshirt.

Rank Name Years Wins Losses Behind
1 Joe Paterno 46 409 136 166
2 Bobby Bowden 44 346 129 103
3 Bear Bryant 38 323 85 80
4 Pop Warner 49 311 114 68
5 LaVell Edwards 29 257 101 14
6 Tom Osborne 25 255 49 12
7 Nick Saban 24 243 62 -
8 Mack Brown 30 241 123 -2
9 Frank Beamer 33 238 121 -5
10 Lou Holtz 33 236 132 -7

MACK v NICK

Saban is 18-0 when coaching against his former assistants and is 3-0 against Jimbo Fisher. Mack Brown’s Heels were off this week, causing him to fall another game back of Nick Saban in career wins as a FBS/I-A coach. UNC travels to Va Tech.

TSIO

Oh yeah. It’s the Third Saturday In October. If ever you find yourself feeling sorry for the Vols, go ask someone over the age of 40 about the time Peyton Manning climbed the conductor’s ladder and led the Tennessee band in a rendition of “Rocky Top” inside Legion Field. Also, there is Fat F*** Phil Fulmer who was a whiny little b**** who went crying to the NCAA and snitched on Alabama. We will NEVER have sympathy for the Garbage Men’s Convention!

GAME 6: TSIO! Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tennessee at Alabama

Bryant-Saban Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL ~ 8:00pm/9:00pm, ESPN

  • Announcers: Steve Levy and Brian Griese with Todd McShay and blonde Molly McGrath.
  • Eli Gold on Alabama Radio.
  • Alabama is 56-37-8 against Tennessee. Ya know the actress Millie Bobby Brown from “Stranger Things”? She was two years old the last time UT won a game in this series. She got her learner’s driver license earlier this year.
  • Bama is favored by 35 with an over/under of 62. So... 49-13?
  • Arkansas-Alabama is set for 6pm/7pm on ESPN.

#RollTide

Poll

Who will win the SEC East?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    UGA
    (265 votes)
  • 40%
    Florida
    (233 votes)
  • 9%
    Mizzou (if they win their appeal)
    (56 votes)
  • 2%
    South Carolina
    (17 votes)
571 votes total Vote Now