Well, the Nick Saban era is underway with a victory again Western Carolina. Terry Grant was the star of the game as he had 149 total yards and 3 Touchdowns. The offense looked great from the start. John Parker Wilson did a fine job as well. I am still rather worried about the defense as we head into Nashville for the dreaded 11:30 am game. I noticed times where the tackling wasn’t up to par, so hopefully things will improve. I doubt anybody had a problem with coaching tonight, although it is difficult to criticize a coach who just won 52-6.Yes, I know it was just Western Carolina… but a good start nonetheless.
I’ll have more to say about the Alabama game later on in the week. 1-0!!!
The countdown until Lloyd Carr gets fired (or “retires”) has officially started. Will the Les Miles train decide to take the route towards Ann Arbor? Who knows, but I imagine it’ll be interesting to watch.
Auburn won 23-13 over Kansas State, although the game was so much closer than it looked. Tuberville had the look of a coach who knew he dodged a bullet during that game. I give Quenton Groves a ton of credit for figuring out that silent count, but KSU just shot themselves in the foot with well over 15 penalties. Brandon Cox got beat up in a hurry, which has to concern AU fans out there. But, don’t worry too much since he put together a nice drive to take the lead for good. I’m not one to take away credit from a team just because of a rivalry, but Kansas State gave the best performance.
BTW, Earl Bennett and Chris Nickson connected 3 times tonight for TDs against Richmond. I just have a bad feeling about that game for some reason.