You do realize that for a college coach the most important skill is recruiting, right? He gets the elite talent because he is a great recruiter. He's also a pretty good X's and O's guy. You can argue there are better X's and O's guys and maybe even better recruiters than Saban, but I don't think you can make the argument that there is a better head coach when you combine the X's and O's with their recruiting skills and their motivational skills. GOAT! At least for modern history.
Anyone checked on Negan lately?
Looks like the freight train has de-railed.
It's a bad call. Just another example of how poorly the refs have been this year.
Nope, that's on us. I just blame the refs for their failings!
Some do, some don't. It may leave you with some ringing in your ears the next day, but the level isn't in the permanent hearing loss range. At least that's what has been explained to me and has been my experience.
Auburn fans started a big campaign several years back and showed up in Starkville with a lot of cowbells. That was the game where State went up 21-0 before Auburn had even run half a dozen plays. Didn't hear the Auburn bells very much that day. It was kind of fun.
If they continue to ring, it's not a penalty the refs can call on the field. The SEC office will deal with it if they choose to do so with a fine.
That post was actually made before the dropped passes at the goal line, but feel free to read in anything you want. I just want the game called fairly according to the rules as written. The SEC crews have shown over and over again this year that they are not capable of doing so.
Great injury timeout. Dline gets to the line of scrimmage, looks to the bench for a call, and oh my leg hurts and I can't stand up any longer. We need a Kiffin rule on these obviously fake injuries.
Let's see if I can get out of moderation SEC refs being their usual sorry selves. The um TD drive featured obvious holds on at least half of the positive plays. The WR’s are holding on every screen pass without getting called. Time for full time SEC refs.
Yep, like that BS defensive holding call Arky got against State this year that converted a failed 4th down play for you? Let you go on to score the game winning TD instead of State taking three knees for the win. The refs have been pretty bad this year, but they have been pretty bad for all of us.
The Moultry call was textbook targeting. If you leap like superman and hit the opposing player in his facemask with your helmet they don't have any other choice.
Bad calls, but for both sides. Quit whining and making excuses for when you lose to Bama.
Already making excuses for when GA once again chokes in the big game.
Bad calls were about even, but keep living the dream.
Nope. I’m over it but you are obviously still obsessed!
The SEC officials have been exceedingly bad this year, but they have been pretty much bad for everyone. Certainly not biased against Arky. Let Burks get away with a huge push off on a TD.
All you guys whining about Bama getting calls from the refs, watch the 3rd quarter Burks TD. That guy pushes off without getting flagged more than any receiver in the SEC.
I agree that the officiating was bad all night. But you have to admit the phantom hold had a huge impact on the outcome of the game.
You can't go over the top of the other player. The rule book says nothing about it having to be intentional to be PI. Textbook PI.
The no-call holds went both ways. All night.
They went out of bounds side by side and started jawing off the field, but your guy threw a punch.
The PI you refer to was close but actually a good call. Your guy went through the receiver to get to the ball. Hit him just before the ball arrived. Clearly shown on the replay that there was contact and the receiver's head was tilted forward by the contact.
We stopped your pass when it really mattered, until the phantom hold was called. We didn't play well, but we outplayed your team.
Jobbed by the refs again. Phantom holding call on a 4th down incomplete pass extended the Ark winning drive. Burks ran into the DB and slipped trying to make his cut. No holding at all.
Glad to see our boys get the win. Rogers played a really smart game. Did anyone else notice Tulu getting trucked with a block in the back on the Ky punt return for a TD? I was going crazy about it when it happened and the announcers didn't mention it and they never showed a replay. Watch it on the clip above. Don't know how the officials could miss the call on a play as obvious as this one. Glad that play didn't end up being the difference in the game.
And I thought McRay-Penson was a bad hire from the start, so I'm not taking up for Cohen. Just use reasonable arguments.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion so I certainly don't begrudge yours about Cohen. I do find it interesting that you simply write him off as a baseball coach and imply that means he doesn't know what he is doing with other sports. You should remember that many AD's, and many fine AD's, have started their careers as coaches of a particular sport. Would you feel better if a former football coach was making the next women's BB coaching hire? Or maybe a former men's BB coach? If that makes you feel better, what about when that former football or basketball coach has to make a track and field coaching hire? Writing him off as an AD just because he is a former baseball coach is pretty dumb. If you are going to complain about him, at least use reasonable arguments.
Mike Leach warns against Mississippi State being complacent against Alabama: ‘You have to really be a dumb team to relax’
Lots of teams take bye weeks before the Bama game. Bama fans complain about it all the time. I expect a beat down by Bama and a win at Vandy. I don't think that get's us ranked before the annual Dog/Cat fight.