*That the reports of Greg McElroy's demise were greatly exaggerated. The Tide QB threw for 276 yards and a couple of TDs during the 3-Hour War with LSU. He was helped by a recovering Julio Jones and an offensive line that kept LSU's great athletes at bay. Did Patterson make the pick? Sure could have. Would it have mattered? LSU got 25 yards in the fourth quarter. The best team, clearly, won.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
*That something still seems amiss in the Good Ship Gator. Seemed like every time I flipped over, The Chosen One was being sacked . . . by a VANDY player. There's inconsistency in the Florida offense right now and it may all come back to their quarterback's health. Tim Tebow remains the SEC's most dominant player, but he's still not playing at the level of last year. That said, the defending champs do more things well than any team in the conference.
*Maybe this is as good as it gets under Steve Spurrier. For the second straight week, his South Carolina team caved so quickly you could have sworn they were playing Clemson. Is his team's annual November swoon because Spurrier begins to run out of players or does he run out of players still willing to listen to him? When does the head coach begin to be held accountable for his team's repeated mistakes? On another bright note, here comes Florida!
So, the SEC Championship game is set. Big Deal. Too many potential trap games remain. And let's keep an eye on Georgia/Auburn. The Fighting Chizikians' performance in that one will give all of us a reading on the kind of stand they'll make in late November against Alabama. Another loss by Georgia -- with hated Tech looming -- would obviously bring more questions to bear on the future of the program and coach Mark Richt.
God love Navy!
Posted by Michael at 8:08 AM