Archive for September, 2008

Can Auburn Turn Its Offense Around In A Week? Don’t Bet Against Tuberville

By Posted on: September 15th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

  Tristan Davis will need to hold on to the ball better to beat LSU.   By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Perhaps the best line of Saturday night’s game came from ESPN 2 analyst Bob Davies.  Watching the Auburn offense raise up out of their stances and look to the sidelines for the next play, Davies commented, “If they (the Continue Story…

From the Ivory Tower

By Posted on: September 15th, 2008 in Football Comments Off
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 …..I’m on vacation in kinda-sorta sunny Florida this week, and spent much of the MSU game messing with a failing laptop. Luckily, we brought my wife’s Thinkpad on the trip, too. Otherwise, I’d have to be silent on the net, for an entire week! …..Much has vitriol has been spouted on the internet since Saturday, about Continue Story…

A Win is a Win…

By Posted on: September 13th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

Before Acid Reign comes in to give his excellent Sunday morning analysis, I thought it might be a good time to give everyone a chance to blow off a little steam. Things are not as bad as they looked. For example: 1) The offense gained over 300 yards… 2) Ben Tate gained 92 net rushing yards… 3) Continue Story…

CBS Did Have A Choice on Auburn vs. LSU – Maybe

By Posted on: September 12th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

I got a lot of email and comments in regards to my story on Tuesday aboutCBS passing on Auburn-LSU for the Florida-Tennessee game coming up September 20th. Many of you wrote to me saying that ESPN picked the LSU game prior to the season and that’s the reason CBS is not televising the game. After some research, I’ve found that Continue Story…

How Many Good Running Backs Are Too Many?

By Posted on: September 11th, 2008 in Football Comments Off
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I’ll admit it. I’m such a big fan of the running game, I wish we’d bring back the wishbone. Rushing is what put us on the map. Names like Frederickson, Jackson, Fullwood, Andrews, Brooks, James, Cribbs, Agee, Davis, Johnson, Williams, and Brown serve as the backdrop for Auburn rushing glory. Needless to say, with the Continue Story…

Finebaum Says Auburn Is In Trouble. Say What?

By Posted on: September 10th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 Did we miss something? Auburn’s offense looked pretty good Saturday.   I swore off Birmingham radio talk show host Paul Finebaum many years ago. For one, I’m convinced he doesn’t know the difference between a defensive back and a fullback.  Have you ever heard him talk X’s and O’s before? Me either. Secondly, he serves Continue Story…

CBS Passes on Auburn-LSU Game

By Posted on: September 9th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

   CBS Sports has done it again. Despite Tennessee’s opening weekend loss to UCLA, the network has chosen to go with the Volunteers and Florida for its telecast on September 20th. Auburn and LSU are again stuck with the tag of runner-up and will be carried by ESPN at 6:45 pm. CT. In the name of Continue Story…

Lots of Positives In Auburn’s Win Over Southern Miss

By Posted on: September 8th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 Brad Lester fights through the rain against USM. - photo by al.com   I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. That old James Taylor lyric sums up what Auburn fans saw on the field and in the stands during Saturday’s 27-13 win over Southern Miss. On a day when most people went home sunburned and soaking Continue Story…