The avatar is a pic of Liz and me - taken at Mt Sterling Gap in the Smokies - September, '09. Her French Foreign Legion cap is bug-repellent...
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"
'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' - Steve Jobs
“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Albert Camus
I don't think his point was that LSU lost to Alabama in 2002 because of the epic comeback over Kentucky. His point was that his team had issues, he knew they had issues, they won a game they shouldn't, everybody is patting the shoulders of the team telling them they're great because they found a way to win, and the team buys the talk and doesn't appreciate the reason they got into that scenario over the first 58 minutes. They walk into the next game and get stomped partly over the same problems that dug the hole for the comeback the previous week. There is a strong parallel in that regard and a pretty astute assessment of how that played out.
When it takes an improbable throw to win against Kentucky, you probably are struggling to accomplish things needed to beat a quality opponent. When you let a mediocre LSU offense control the game for 58 minutes, all hands should be on alert when playing the best offense in the conference. The offense fell victim to the same problems as last week, the defensive issues were still exploited from the LSU game. Alabama obviously has the ability to play a good game because in parts of that game Alabama seemed to be wresting control of the game away from TAMU. The difference: there was no screen pass score and we got an interception this time. That is what is the most frustrating to Saban because when the intensity ramped up, Alabama started to play a better game than their opponent over the last 45 minutes but they dug too deep of a hole for it to be good enough.
They lost the first 15 20-0; won the last 45 24-9...to Saban that is a cardinal sin.
Last edited by rgw; November 13th, 2012 at 11:42 AM.