Sunday, November 13, 2005Saturday Rewind...
Last week I got back on SI on Campus, maybe this week it'll help MySpace grow.
Florida State-Clemson: Oh a great way for me to start off the day. This game was never close, not even when it was 14-14 because FSU couldn't do diddly poo on offense. Here's the fact, as long as Drew Weatherford plays, the Seminoles will not win another game until the second week of the 2006 season. The secret is out on him, rush four, drop seven and don't show blitz (because he's good at checking down) and don't cover the tall receivers one-on-one (because he'll loft up the ball and get lucky). It's now 10 interceptions in the last three games. Yesterday he wasn't close on anything. Nothing. I'm not going to put this all on the quarterback because to be honest, it's not Drew's fault that no one has taught him how to read a zone and how to combat this one defense every team has decided to use. However, much credit to Clemson because they played an excellent offensive game and put together the defensive scheme that's been proven to work. They gave the ACC another bowl team.
Florida-South Carolina: He just didn't look on the opposite side too often and concentrated on calling ballplays and they still won. Here's the thing about Spurrier, you want him on your side and as the Florida faithful found out, he's not on their side anymore. This wasn't about an innovative offense (Florida substanially outgained South Carolina), but it was about a team that worked harder and wanted it a lot more. Florida is giving effort on both sides but you just get the impression that they could be working harder and Urban Meyer hasn't channeled into what he needs to do to get that extra effort out of his guys. Luckily for him is that he closes out against an FSU team that couldn't be a solid high school right now. But this loss hurts a prideful program and is a major boost to a program looking for some positive history.
Navy-Notre Dame: Only watched the final minutes to see if Navy would cover. It did.
LSU-Alabama: Well the Crimson Tide did finally score an offensive touchdown and they looked like they were trying to actually play offense, but they were completely shut down in the second half. LSU was going to take chances and eventually it paid off. I'm glad to see a talent like Justin Vincent back on the field, not sure what he did to get in the doghouse and Joseph Addai was obviously good enough to keep him there....but Vincent is a playmaker and right now this team needs a surplus of playmakers. Meanwhile JaMarcus Russell shows all that raw talent that someone will eventually mold into a very good quarterback.
Miami-Wake Forest: I saw enough to decide to keep Miami at #2. The Deacons took a lead on some nice trickery, but once Miami turned it up, it was at a level the Deacs couldn't reach.
Georgia-Auburn: This is why you watch football. I saw two teams that were ready to play football, well coached and willing to take chances. Auburn is going to be my favorite to win a national title in 2006, they've got all kinds of talent on both sides of the ball. Is there any question to what D.J. Shockley brings to this offense. His leadership and his ability to make plays are sorely missed. And that Leonard Pope guy is the scariest tight end in football. Who wants 6'7, 255 pounds to come rumble in their direction. Auburn probably won't get in the SEC title game and it's too bad because they might be the best team in the conference. Devin Aromashodu is a stud and a half, the call on 4th and 10 was all him.