Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Auburn problem

There's a school about 1.5 hours from Atlanta, it's called Auburn University, and it's in Alabama. The coach has been pretty dang successful, yet is ignored by mainstream media (He went 13-0 in 2004, and got a pat on the back). His name is Tommy Tuberville. His Tigers have won more games (33) than any SEC team in the past three years, averaging 11 wins in those seasons. He is LSU's main nemesis, despite the Saban problem. Can the Bayou Bengals beat 'em? Seems to always take divine help. Two years ago, it took a wide right field goal in overtime for Les Miles and his guys to escape with the W. Last year Auburn made a 7-3 lead stand up despite a last-minute drive deep in their territory (Yes, JaMarcus Russell should have thrown it in the end zone). But the fact remains, this team won't lay down (ask Alabama, who has been whipped 5 straight times by them in a state that was painted Tide-red decades ago). And he has everything but a cape. Still, Tuberville has to be a little concerned about LSU as well. Auburn never reached full capacity after the LSU game, and he conceded that they "were hurting" for the rest of the season after the punishing hits in the game. Their quarterback, Brandon Cox, and star running back, Kenny Irons, both missed time after the LSU game, and it cost them a possible national title. Whatever Tuberville comes up with this year, the Bayou Bengals will be waiting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The quarterback was Brandon Cox. Brody Croyle quarterbacked at Alabama.

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