Monday, November 19, 2007


No Alabama senior the last six (6) years has left Tuberville-Denny Stadium a winner on Senior Day.

The Alabama nation has paid $4 million to watch Saban turn into Shula. Shula would have never lost to Louisianna Directional. Saban never had a 3 game losing streak at LSU and he has better talent at Bama starting off than in Baton Rouge. Scarbinksy, in Birmingham(the nation's 6th most dangerous city) is already questioning whether he has lost his program? Valid question considering the mystique is gone. Long gone. Actually, it was never there for me in the first place.

What better way to start off Thanksgiving week???


King of Tigerland said...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi put 20 players on probation Sunday after they twice stole items from hotels.

A news release said the players have paid for the items, which included radios and pillows. Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron said in the release that the players will be on probation indefinitely.

Officials said the items stolen cost between $15 and $40.

"Any actions similar to this will result in more severe penalties which may include dismissal from the team," Orgeron said in the release.

The action comes a day after the Rebels lost 41-24 to No. 1 LSU in Oxford. It appears the players will be allowed to play Friday at Mississippi State in the final game of the season.

A spokesman said a list of disciplined players was not available. Neither Orgeron nor athletic director Pete Boone immediately returned messages Sunday. Boone is scheduled to attend Orgeron's weekly news conference Monday to answer questions about the disciplinary action.

It was not clear from the release when or where the items were stolen. Ole Miss stays in hotels for home and away games. When they play in Oxford, they stay at a hotel in nearby Tupelo on Friday nights to get away from distractions.

This is at least the fourth disciplinary action Orgeron has taken this season. He reinstated Greg Hardy last week after suspending the defensive end for two games. Offensive linemen Corey Actis and John Jerry were docked starts. Orgeron has said in those cases team rules were broken, not the law.

Orgeron also suspended four players and dismissed another last season after police caught them smoking marijuana. Only one of the four suspended returned to the team this season.

Ole Miss' NCAA compliance officer said in the statement that the players disciplined Sunday do not face sanctions.

"Since the student-athletes have made restitution, there are no NCAA rules violations," said David Wells, senior associate athletics director for compliance.

King of Tigerland said...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --Twenty-five years ago, Alabama suffered a stunning home loss to Southern Miss that relegated it to the Liberty Bowl in Paul "Bear" Bryant's final season.

On Saturday, the Crimson Tide lost 21-14 at home to Louisiana-Monroe, a defeat that may have knocked it out of the Liberty Bowl -- and perhaps out of the postseason altogether in Nick Saban's debut season.

The loss, Alabama's third straight after it won six of its first eight games, drops the Crimson Tide to 6-5 on the year headed into next Saturday's regular-season finale with Auburn.

"I apologize to the people who support this program," Saban said. "We didn't represent it with the class that it deserves to be represented with."

Alabama's fan base certainly felt likewise. The crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium -- which was far below capacity at kickoff and slightly more than half-full by game's end -- showered the Crimson Tide with boos at several points during the game.

Alabama turned the ball over four times, and failed to score after taking a 14-3 lead with 12:42 left in the second quarter. The Crimson Tide drove the ball inside the ULM 20-yard line three times in the second half, but came away empty each time.

"I think it's pretty embarrassing," said Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson, who passed for 246 yards but also threw two interceptions in the game. "We let a lot of people down today. We didn't play the way we needed to."

Meanwhile, Louisiana-Monroe (5-6) scored perhaps the biggest win in school history, at least since the team moved to Division I-A in 1994. The Warhawks, which lost to the Crimson Tide 41-7 last season, hadn't beaten a Southeastern Conference team in 12 years before Saturday, a span of 25 games.

ULM got touchdown runs from Calvin Dawson and Frank Goodin in the first half, and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kinsmon Lancaster to Marty Humphrey in the third quarter for what proved to be the winning points. The Warhawks' defense turned away potential Alabama scoring opportunities twice in the final five minutes, forcing a fumble at the 13 and a turnover on downs at the 18.

"Anytime you can come into an Alabama or an SEC school and come away with a victory it takes a great team effort," fifth-year ULM coach Charlie Weatherbie said. "I thought we had as good a team victory as we've had since I've been at ULM."

Alabama dominated most of the first quarter, scoring on its first possession when Wilson connected with Keith Brown for a 17-yard touchdown. But the game seemed to turn on an interception on the quarter's final play.

Wilson threw a deep sideline pass to Will Oakley, but the ball bounced off Oakley's hand and into the arms of ULM's Quintez Secka, who ran the ball all way back to the Alabama 1-yard line. Calvin Dawson scored on the next play and the Warhawks were back in the game.

Alabama came back to take a 14-7 lead on Terry Grant's 12-yard touchdown run, but the Warhawks tied things up at the half on Goodin's 5-yard run. ULM drove 65 yards for what proved to be the winning points in the third quarter, with Lancaster evading a heavy blitz and lobbing the ball to Humphrey, who juked past Lionel Mitchell and into the end zone for a 21-14 lead with 3:05 left in the third quarter.

The Crimson Tide drove into scoring position on its next possession, but LaGregory Sapp blocked Leigh Tiffin's 36-yard field goal attempt. Alabama had two more chances to tie the game, but Jimmy Johns fumbled at the ULM 13 with 4:41 to play and Terry Grant was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-1 at the ULM 18 with 2:01 remaining.

Alabama must now somehow recover in time to play Auburn, which is 7-4 and had its only bye of the season this week. With 10 SEC teams bowl-eligible and no more than nine slots available (and perhaps eight if the conference doesn't place two teams in BCS bowls), the Crimson Tide might need a win to avoid sitting home for the holidays.

Alabama has lost five consecutive times to Auburn, tied for the longest streak in the history of the series. The Crimson Tide hasn't beaten the Tigers since a 31-7 win in 2001.

You know why Saban is an idiot??? The loss has absolutely nothing to do with class...its about wins and losses....not class. Class is the most pathetic card to pull and Saban is a lowlife for pulling it.

ShakeYour$Maker said...

When you lose to La-Monroe, you have lost your team. Way to go War Hawks formerly known as the Ragin Cajuns.