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SEC Power Poll- Week 5

1. Alabama

I doubt the drunkest Kool-Aid drinker expected that first half performance. Best resume thus far, although I hope we can keep it going.

2. LSU

A very talented team deserving of their ranking. Still, I do wonder about the amount of points they’ve given up to two of the worst SEC offenses.

3. Georgia

Someone needs to make a movie about that game. They could get Sonny Seiler to be in it! Wouldn’t that be original?

4. Ole Miss

Heck, they deserve a little love this week. First SEC win since sliced bread was created.

5. Florida

Tebow tried to toss his helmet in disgust, but an Ole Miss defender ran up and swatted it away before it could pass the 31 yard line.

6. Auburn

Did Tony Franklin’s comments after the game remind anyone else of Silas from The Da Vinci Code?

7. Vanderbilt

The Ole Miss victory looks better, although I am still not sure about having Vanderbilt ranked in the Top 20 just yet. Prove me wrong Commies, prove me wrong…

8. Kentucky

Rich Brooks figures the best way to attract Kentucky fans to Tuscaloosa is the promise of a shirtless Patrick Patterson leading the team onto the field.

9. Tennessee

Let’s make a golf comparison: Jon Crompton is a Driver in a Putter’s world. Little nuances of the game don’t matter as long as you can get the ball there as hard as you possibly can.

10. South Carolina

The game wasn’t as close as the score indicated. I am not sure how the game in Oxford will go for the Gamecocks.

11. Mississippi State

MSU caught LSU asleep for part of the game. Their defense has given up 38 and 34 points in back-to-back games.

12. Arkansas

I see Arkansas fans waking up early for their football games… the ones that are televised.

Random Thoughts Meandering Through My Head

If you had told me we’d be 5-0 after the Georgia game, I probably would’ve ran screaming about a loose crazy man bothering me with wild allegations about Alabama football. But here we are as the #2/#4 team in the nation. Can you say signature win? I think Saban just wrote his name on Athens. The players worked hard, and deserve to enjoy this victory while they can.

Celebrate until the Kentucky film arrives

So here are a few thoughts/observations about Saturday’s game:

  • We’ve all been extremely critical of John Parker Wilson over the years, but give the man the game ball for his performance. He went 13 of 16 for 205 yards and 1 TD, managing the game better than anybody could’ve predicted. The yardage and TD pass don’t shock me, but it usually came from a 15 of 35 performance with very little ground support.
  • Hats off to Georgia and their fans for not giving up. 99% of the stadiums in America would’ve been half empty after a 31-0 deficit at the half, but the Blackout crowd stuck around and played a factor.
  • I don’t mean to take away from a good performance from A.J. Green, but can the critics of Julio stop claiming how much better Green is compared to Jones? Julio had more yardage with a TD and 0 turnovers. Green made a rookie mistake, and Jones played a very good game. Green is still an amazing player, but let’s relax on the glorification of the guy.
  • Matthew Stafford is probably the best overall QB in the SEC right now. He had some rough times, but he carried that team down the field without the help of Moreno to score 23 second half points on offense. I’m not the first to say this, but he really does remind me of John Elway.
  • The Defensive Line was great again, although Georgia’s Freshman Center certainly held his own. It was nice to keep Moreno a non-factor for a majority of the night.

I could say more, but there is so much to get ready for this week. The Kentucky Wildcats come to town, and they are far from pushovers. They ride into Tuscaloosa 4-0, having scored just as many points on Western Kentucky as Alabama did. Respect Rich Brooks, respect their Defense, and respect their fans.

JOY! SUCCESS! LOUD NOISES!!

That 2nd half almost drove me insane, but I’ll take a 41-30 SEC road win against a Top 5 team any day of the week!

Scott Cochran is my new hero, because he  called it! More to come later, because I’ve got the rest of the night to celebrate!

Who’s afraid of a big ole Blackout?

The Gut and I: Alabama vs Georgia

Well, Lee Corso has picked us, which usually leads to bad things. This only adds to yet another list of reasons as to why I think we’ll lose… much like last year.

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I know some are feeling fairly confident, and I certainly don’t blame them. We have nothing to lose this week because we have all chalked this up as a lose before the season started. But, I still prefer coming in as an underdog if we are going to have a shot.

Reasons for my gut to say Alabama wins

  • We’ve got a very experienced Offensive Line. Hopefully, they’ll perform as they have throughout the season.
  • Mark Ingram has the ability to carry a pile of players for extra yardage.
  • Bama’s D-line is very good in the middle.
  • Javier Arenas is as deadly on Interceptions as he is on Punt Returns.
  • Saban’s ability to keep the team focused has worked thus far, let’s hope it continues.

Reasons for my gut to say Alabama losses

  • Matt Stafford > Casey Dick
  • Our pass defense was not impressive at all last week. Georgia has more skill position players than Arkansas.
  • I think our Receivers will be great in time, but we’ve only gotten performances out of Julio and Walker the TE.
  • Moreno is the real deal, and could be a threat on the outside.
  • John Parker typically does not perform well on the road.

All things considered, I’m giving the edge to Georgia. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised by any result in this game, so this could be yet another memorable experience. After all, Ole Miss is giving Florida a game, and Oregon State did beat USC. Shall another Top 5 go down? I hope so, but I think Georgia wins by about a Touchdown. 24-17.

Crimson and White Roundtable

Who’s ready for a Crimson and White Roundtable? Alabama Gameday is, as they host this week’s CWR. Let’s get down to bus-nass (business for those of you who don’t understand what I just said):

What are your feelings on Alabama’s current position in the polls? Are we overrated? Underrated? Just right?

Given all of Alabama’s accomplishments thus far, it makes sense. If we beat Georgia (big if), then the high ranking we get will always be deserved.

What aspect of the game did Alabama control that shocked you the most? What aspect of the game was Alabama dominated in that shocked you the most?

I was shocked at how well Alabama’s defense played in the redzone. In between redzones, our D wasn’t extremely impressive, but they did shut down the Hogs when it mattered most.

Alabama really looked bad on punt return coverages throughout the game. Sure, it was better in the 2nd half, but every other team we face should have a speedster back there in waiting. We can’t allow easy TDs or easy field position if we are to make it to the next level.

Name your player of the game on Offense. Also name one on Defense.

Is there any doubt that the Offensive player of the game should be Glenn Coffee? The guy averaged over 16 YPC against Arkansas!

Javier Arenas should get the Defensive game ball for that returned INT for the TD, as well as his ability to be all over the field.

Alabama has dominated the first quarter, outscoring opponents 64-0 in the first quarter. How do you think this team will handle its first taste of adversity this season?

That really all depends on John Parker Wilson. We’ve all seen how he’s faltered in key situations, and we all remember the heartache it has caused us all. If he can FINALLY get over the hump and perform well in a big road game, then I’ll be feeling pretty good about this season. I don’t think we’ll beat Georgia, but a good performance could mean good things for the Tide this season. But more on that later…

If JPW gets intimidated by the”BLACKOUT”, then we might as well watch M*A*S*H reruns on TV Land. Hopefully, John Parker will envision Britney Spears every time somebody mentions “BLACKOUT”, so he can simply laugh at every single reference.

When will Mark Richt drive with his newborn in his lap?

Setting aside Georgia, now that the season is well underway, how do you feel Alabama stacks up against what you’ve seen of their big opponents?

Alabama’s Offensive Line should match-up to no less that even with every other team’s Defensive Line. Why? We’re strong, physical, and experienced. If we take care of business against Kentucky and Ole Miss, I am starting to like our chances against Tennessee’s offense (knock on wood)… unless they find a way to totally turn around Crompton and crew.

Tide Players Help Accident Victim

Not much to say other than the facts. from the Tuscaloosa News:

Junior left guard Mike Johnson, junior fullback Baron Huber, sophomore tight end Preston Dial and walk-on tight end Drew Cummings pulled a driver out of his overturned truck and helped contain an accident scene until police arrived.

The accident, involving a truck and another vehicle, occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Parkway, ironically near Kicker Avenue, near American Christian Academy.

“We were in the car and we heard something screeching across the ground,” Johnson said. “We got out of the car and this truck was on its roof.

“Preston went to the driver’s door, Drew went to the passenger’s door. Aaron came out from inside and I was blocking traffic trying to tell everyone not to hit the guy.”