Armchair Talking Head

Kirby Smart
January 5, 2010, 7:32 pm
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Today I’ll spare you any further commentary on why Boise State deserves to play for the National Championship or any more pre-game fodder on the Tide. I just have a quick thought. Why in the Hell would Kirby Smart go to UGA? Sure he has ties, but he couldn’t be in a more solid position as DC than he is at Alabama, and Mark Richt might be the most precariously situated head coach in the SEC going into next season.

Kirby will be a head coach in a matter of a few years if he holds on with Saban at Alabama, but there’s no guarantee that he won’t be an unemployed DC after next season if he goes to UGA. For Coach Smart and the Tide’s sake, let’s hope he lives up to his name.

Week 1 Thoughts

Well, well. We might actually have a decent football team on our hands here in Title Town.  The first half was eerily reminscent of that “Oh shit what’s happening!?!” feeling (see: Sugar Bowl, 2009), but the Tide pulled it through in the second half.  McElroy really seemed to come into is own, Mark Ingram was an absolute hoss, and the defense is as advertised.  It will be good to have a light next few weeks, but Nick Saban isn’t taking it lightly. Just ask him.

I posed the question of what will be the bigger story, Auburn with a potential loss to La. Tech or Alabama’s match with Va. Tech.  I don’t think there’s any question that the majority of the buzz surrounding college football is coming out of Tuscaloosa this week.  To be fair, I didn’t see a snap of the Auburn game, but it appears they somewhat handled La. Tech.  So I guess that means we have to start calling him 6-19 Gene. That’s such an improvement, right Barn?

I don’t know much about Alabama’s Week 2 opponent Florida International, except thanks to Coach Saban’s presser, #4 is pretty good.

Here’s to a 4 day week, the first weekend of tailgating on the Quad, and returning to Bryant Denny.

Pre-Tulane Randomness

Tuscaloosa is absolutely jam packed with Bammers here to see the home-opener against the Green Wave of Tulane.  (By the way, don’t boo them.  Mal said so.)

Last week’s beatdown of Clemson was a shock, and like I said would happen, that victory totally shifted the direction of this season.  Tulane should go down pretty easily.  I don’t expect a huge aerial attack, and thus a 50+ point drubbing.  I’m seeing more of a 35-0, run it down their throats type of game.  The left side of the O-Line will be interesting to watch, as Andre Smith is sitting this one out after last weeks injury.  I’ll also have my eye on Mt. Cody to see how he dominates a much less equiped Tulane O-Line.

On a complete tangent, last night’s RNC speech from John McCain…  Wow, terrible is the only word I can come up with.  Unenthusiastic, old, and rambling are some thoughts I had throughout that snooze-fest. HOWEVER, Sarah Palin (HOTTIE!) had a tremendous showing Wednesday night.  She’s beautiful, folksy, and a great conservative.  She is John McCain’s Clemson blowout, so to speak.  She’s totally changed the course of the remainder of this election.  I look forward to seeing Palin in the Oval Office in 2012.

I’ll be on hand for the game Saturday.  Pictures may, or may not happen.  I’ll try to post some thoughts on the John Mark Stallings video tribute that will occur at halftime.  He was undoubtedly the most unwavering Bama fan ever, and the tribute should be a very special moment in BDS.

Until next time….RTR.