Your Daily Fix, 7/26
- Official confirmation that Chaz Ramsey's season is on the rocks already
- Bo Harris is gonzo
- The awkward dis Tommy Tuberville seemed to drop on former DC Will Muschamp
Here is the quote that indirectly discussed Muschamp ... in its official form.
"I think that if you go back and look at us defensively, to have a championship football team, you can't give up big plays in a game. The games that we lost last year, we gave up too many 15- 20-yard runs. Georgia game, we gave up a 60, 70-yard run. LSU game, last play of the game, 35-yard pass.
I mean, in the past, we have not given up big plays on defense. And that's the reason I like Paul Rhodes is because he's a fundamental guy. We've gone back to technique, fundamentals, gone back to basics. We're still going to be a pressure defense with a lot of speed on the field, but we've got to get away from that playing good, playing good, playing good and giving up the big play.
You can't do that and get to Atlanta. Now, you can win games. For us, you know, we're to the point now where we've got to break that barrier and get to Atlanta a little bit more often."
Is it just me? I understand that Auburn conceded some terrible late-game plays in 2007, but it is reasonable to think Paul Rhoads can "fix" that? Is it something that can be fixed? The Tigers' defense was excellent last year. The LSU game? Bizarre ending. Can't blame Muschamp for that.
It's during an event like Media Days when you see the truest form of Tuberville. He was there all three days. He was all along "radio row" on Wednesday afternoon. He was all along "radio row" again on Thursday afternoon. He did that on his own time.
He was a main attraction before and after his official presentation on Friday.
Tuberville works the crowds, gets his name out there and generally comes across as an aw-shucks guy when the media is involved. It's strange to me how many SEC coaches fail to capitalize on those opportunities. Most of them don't care. I think it's a wise investment on Tuberville's part.
I occasionally peruse the "Capstone Report" website because it's one of the most (unintentionally) hilarious outposts on the Interwebs.
One of their Friday posts was a doozy.
Here's the link: Tuberville’s charm offensive (Note: There is a mild profane reference involved)
I don't know who was asking those questions, but I can assure you Auburn beat peeps weren't involved. I was sitting by most of them. Phillip Marshall wasn't sitting by me. I'd know his voice regardless of the distance between us.
So the CR's post there is misleading at the very least. Bummer.
EDIT: Changed phrasing from lie to misleading at the very least. (See comments for additional discussion on this topic)