Could the Horns have played any worse? That was painful to watch. UCLA had 267 yards rushing, 27 passing. Oh...my...goodness. After last week against the Red Radars, I thought the Horns' defense was impenetrable. Boy was I ever wrong...couldn't have been wronger. And speaking of the Horns, Oxey and I were talking about their offense (this was early in the game before it got REALLY bad) and he commented that UT doesn't really have an offensive scheme...and hasn't had one for years. Then, one of the commentators for the Hog-Bama game (more on that later) remarked that in a conversation with Nick Sabin, Sabin remarked that on offense, you just have to let the players do what they do well...you really don't scheme it...but on defense, you MUST have a scheme. Interesting.
Anyhoo, I was excited about how the Hogs started the game but Mallett CHOKED but good. One interception in the endzone, one terribly thrown ball that resulted in points for Bama and a final, pitiful, drive-ending ball that he appeared to TRY to throw out of bounds. After watching the Hogs in two games, I am not that high on Mallett. No doubt he has talent but, I don't know, he just doesn't seem that great to me.
As I write this, OU and Cincinnati are in the fourth quarter of their game, OU up by 2 points. Landry Jones looks pretty good but the Bearcats are hanging in. GO BEARCATS!
Boise State and Oregon State have just started and I think it is 10-7, BS. The one thing to keep in mind about this game: the blue field is VOMITORIOUS. Actually, in everything but points, BS is killin.
Apropos of nothing, I love Verne Lundquist.