This clash emerging from the near chaos of SEC play is, as one of Elvis Presley’s Memphis Mafia once said of a great rock and roll jam session was like “finding a cheeseburger in a medicine cabinet”.
We’ll be seeing two teams who are capable of scoring a touchdown from anywhere…anytime, and with mad defensive skills most Big 10 coaches would be delighted to see in their teams.
Both teams have played brilliant football up to this point in the season. The second-half display by both squads last weekend, against the number 1 and 2 BCS teams, was so dazzling it wouldn’t have been more spectacular if they’d added fireworks and lion tamers.
But when it came to nerve-tingling moments it was impossible to go past the remarkable failed 4th down conversion by Tennessee in the second half of the Bama game.
Vols QB Tyler Bray has sometimes seemed too good natured a person to make full use of his powerful right arm and explosive passing attack.
Even though he begged out of the post game press conference we all got a look at what he’s like when he’s angry, and sure enough, Bama defenders found they didn’t like him at all.
Derek Dooley continues to prove his true value to the Big Orange Nation by ignoring repeated calls to remove Bray and replace him someone not as good. After a few missed opportunities against Bama, Tyler Bray will rebound. He lit up the potent Alabama defense for 184 yards for a sparkling 48% completion rate? More importantly, the most telling statistic was that Bray tossed only two interceptions against that vaunted Bama defense.
To win against a Carolina team full of grit and edge, Tennessee not only need players like Bray, but also coaches like Dooley, who for 60 minutes will be snapping right at the heels of his team when, by rights, he should be looking for an oxygen mask and his 3 legged stool, and men like Sal Sunseri, who coaches in the way boring old guys at Buffalo Wild Wings claim every coach in the 1950s did, with his head down, his buttocks up, and never, ever, heading in any direction except forward.
I am calling this game a win (one way or another) for Bray, Dooley and the Vols. Dooley would’ve have beaten Florida if the refs had not intervened. The same Florida that anally-shafted the Cocks last Saturday. T
- Dooley Repairs Relationship with QB (loserswithsocks.com)
- Vols QB Tyler Bray needs a break from football (loserswithsocks.com)
- How Tennessee Plans to Neutralize Jadeveon Clowney (loserswithsocks.com)
- Gamecocks’ Shaw, Vols’ Bray trying to bounce back (wistv.com)