Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Spurrier and Boise

Is Spurrier serious about this QB situation? Is he really thinking about starting a true freshman against UGA? How can he be so confused about his QB situation in this year, of all years, with all the cards in his favor and he's got his most important game on Sept. 11? Me thinks CTG has a little surprise for the OBC. Spurrier thinks it's going to be the same ol' Georgia D. It's not. It's going to be the Dallas Cowboys' D. I guess Spurrier forgot how well his offense worked against NFL defenses the last time around.

If you didn't hear Bob Davie on Cowherd Tuesday, you missed a gem of an interview. Cowherd was bashing Boise, which I'm a fan of doing. He said that they're 6-7 in their last 13 games dating back to 2002 vs. BCS opponents and their 2-4 in their last 6 bowl games. He posed the question: If Boise had Florida's schedule, would they be national champion contenders. More importantly, he posed the question that if Stanford, Kentucky, or Indiana had Boise's schedule, would they be national championship contenders, stating that they'd be favored in every game but the VaTech game.

Davie pointed out the biggest problem with all this. He said that you can't just think about the physical beating you take in the BCS conferences, it's the emotional toll. He said there's nobody in the press conference in Moscow, Idaho or Los Cruces, New Mexico after a Boise game, but the places are jam-packed in Columbus, Gainesville, Tuscaloosa, and Austin. He talked about the mental wear and tear of every detail being scrutinized at a big time school. "If you win a close one at Florida, it's a crisis, it's like a loss." And it's just not the same if you don't deal with that every week. You just don't have to deal w/ those environments if you're Boise. He said, "It takes you 2-3 days to get over a trip to Athens, GA because you're emotionally exhausted, you forget about Moscow, Idaho by the time you get on the plane." I'm pretty sure VaTech is overrated, but here's hoping the Hokies lay a beatdown on the Broncos on Sept. 6.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I'm sure some of you saw this the other day over on Blutarsky's blog, but it's mind boggling. As you know, we ranked 118 out of 120 in Turnover Margin last year. Numbers 119 and 120 went 3-9 and 1-11. For the life of me, I can't figure out how we won 8 games being that wretched in the most important category. But this is the kicker:

In games we were even in TO margin, we were 1-1.
In games we were negative in TO margin, we were 4-4.
In games we won the turnover margin, we were 3-0.

Those three games were Auburn, Tech, and A & M…the 3 best teams we beat.

It's not rocket science. Just don't turn it over. Aaron, we're wearing the red helmets (usually). Just throw it to our guys. Punting isn't bad. FGs aren't bad. TO's are bad, bad, bad. Don't turn it over…beat good teams. It's quite simple.

Monday, August 9, 2010


So…I saw on ESPN about the Gators opening camp. They're playing w/ more unity this year and they don't have any rock stars. They're going to be better because it's more of a team. I remember us saying how much better we were going to be w/o Stafford and Moreno. I remember that, don't you? How Joe would be more accurate than Matthew, like Brantley is a better passer than Tebow. Funny thing is they don't call the position "Passer", they call it "Quarterback." Let me get this straight…you beat UGA, UT, FSU, LSU & South Car. By an average score of 27.6 to 11.4 (more than 2 TDs), but you're going to be better this year because you don't have all those stars.

ESPN said it's the first time the Gators don't have a returning All-American since 2007. Funny, I remember what happened that year…

BTW, their schedule was a joke last year. We played 3 bowl teams from the West, they played 2. We had to go to Arky, they had to go to Miss St. They played FSU (a very bad ACC team) and UT at home. We played GT (ACC champs) and UT on the road. They played Charleston Southern, Troy & FIU all at home. We played Cotton Bowl bound OSU on the road and Arizona St. and Tennessee Tech at home.

They were light years better than us last year, but I'd bet my bottom dollar that given our schedule, they weren't 12-0 and given their schedule, we ain't 7-5.

Just sayin…

Man I can't wait for it to start.