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Is it my imagination or is Taggert sporting breasts in the picture in this article (the one with the ref)?
I guess you know a program has finally arrived when your insecure neighbors start spewing ridiculous trash. First Bama, now Clemson. Can’t quite get over the top? And now, chasing the tail.
I agree with this article. Swinney needs at least a couple more years of his recent success to take the top spot. And, I would expect he would be the first to agree.
Or perhaps it’s because the system and organizational culture that Dabo has built motivates his coaches to want to stay there. Recruits, and just as importantly their parents, are increasingly recognizing this. Which is why he is gaining a lot of momentum in landing the best talent.
It’s true, Bama did move the ball between the 20s. But what needs to be recognized was that Clemson played a “bend but don’t break” defensive strategy. They were willing to give up yardage in between, they deployed a scheme to not give up the big plays. Which mostly worked. And when the field was shortened, they usually stuffed the Tide. What Bama failed to recognize was that they needed different play calling than what got them to the 20. This was a brilliant strategy by Venables.
He is a very good running back. Good enough to start for many teams. This would be interesting. He would be highly motivated against his former teammates.
It’s fairly straightforward. There was virtually no margin for error at UF. Hearsay is just as damaging for them as what really happened. Recruits, and more importantly, their parents, are going to unhook themselves from any program that continues to carry such a reputation. Too much at stake, and too many other places they can go to. People have short memories when winning occurs. But this will certainly set them back a few paces.
It’s really not that big of an upset. MSU, like Ole Miss, is an extremely talented team. But like the Rebels, they were often inconsistent and disjointed this season. When they were on, they could play with anyone. No excuse for losing either of these games. Can Kermit’s COTY award be retracted? That was not UNC they played. Embarrassing.
Colgate shot 51% from 3 as you say. That, in fact, is their game. But, that is also UT’s Achilles heel (see Auburn). We’ll take the SEC win though.
Not a Fla fan. But awesome win. All Nevada did was talk about what they didn’t do. It wasn’t about playing a team that slowed it down. It was about UF playing defense. Just like football, teams from the west can’t handle anyone who plays defense. That’s what caused them to crumble.....
Didn’t see the game. But if this video clip is the extent of the controversial call, I have to agree. The initial contact was on the floor, before he shot.
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. There was a stretch of the game in the 2nd half where the officiating really deteriorated (against both teams). But I thought it was one of the best college b’ball games of the year, any conference.
The thing they really missed out on, was winning a second straight SEC regular season championship (assuming LSU beats Vandy tonight.
Respectfully, I disagree. And the marginal difference in the game was that in the second half, Auburn was more driven, and played harder. This often is the differentiator. Case in point: each of the two recent UT/UK games. I’m just surprised that UT got edged out by Auburn in this emotional effort department, given everything they were playing for.
Rick, how about some of that poor play was due to Auburn playing with more intensity than your guys in the 2nd half? I find that more about Auburn winning the game than UT losing it. And how about getting outcoached?
I wouldn’t take much stock in this poll. In fact, it’s kind of questionable why SDS makes this their headline article.
It was clearly a charge as TV replays showed. The same way Williams last second foul against LSU was. It was a risky but excellent play by Scho.
Actually, Ole Miss fans are extremely accurate cup throwers. Cup Throwing Mechanics is one of the core classes for earning a degree there.
Did you really mean to say you think Alexander will have a good NBA career? I’m thinking you meant to say someone else like Williams or Schofield? Alexander, and more broadly, the lack of a strong big man is exposing UT’s Achilles heel. He can jump but he’s not thick enough or strong enough to go up against teams with true bigs like UK. He contributes little scoring. If you notice, while he still starts, his playing time has steadily diminished since the UK game. Tonight against Ole Miss, he only played 11 minutes. Barnes hasn’t made any public comments, but he’s desperately trying to find someone else to step in. No body else on the team has the raw material to fill what is so desperately needed. Opponents have figured this out and are slacking off on Alexander to play help on D. Tennessee is essentially playing 4 on 5 against other teams. Don’t mean anything bad against the kid but he essentially hasn’t developed enough to give them the true big man they would need to make a championship run. In my view, the exposure of this is what has caused UT to peak.
UT needs to find their way again. They appear to have peaked and they need to find their energy again. LSU is running resourcefully and on that hunger similar to what UT had last year in the final stretch. UK on the other hand is in full stride and is building toward their peak at the right time. I’ll be surprised if UT can compete with them even at home Saturday. We will truly see if they have the stuff to turn things north again.
Barnes isn’t the type to shy away from responsibility or make excuses for a loss. Respectfully, I’m not seeing his comments they way you are interpreting them.
So much of college basketball is when during the season you peak, or at least trend upward. UT appears to have peaked, at least for now. Williams asserted himself at the end, but before that he looked tired and worn out. He couldn’t jump. They and LSU are pretty much on the same level, and even with Waters back, it would be a toss up. UK on the other hand, are on that upward trajectory. This was further evident by their beat down of Auburn today. I’ll be very surprised if UT can be close to them next Sat. UT has a brutal schedule with MSU this week and Auburn following UK.
Yes, coaching the “Orlando Apollos” is an appropriate ending for the GOAT. Hee hee. That role, along with comments like he made in this story, reek of a man desparate to stay in the limelight. Sorry Steve, it’s not working and it’s embarrassing. Can’t you just fade away gracefully?
I wish we had gotten some of the GOAT during his travesty with the Redskins.
If he’s smart, he’ll go to Wide Receiver U.