Tennessee Report Card for Auburn game

Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker (88) catches a pass during the UT scoring drive at the end of the 1st half  against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at Neyland Stadium.

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Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker (88) catches a pass during the UT scoring drive at the end of the 1st half against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at Neyland Stadium.

Gameday recap: Tennessee 22, Auburn 26

Quarterbacks C-

Jonathan Crompton showed improvement, but the Vols still have issues under center. Auburn missed out on what should have been a Crompton interception in the first quarter. Crompton also fumbled. Nu'Keese Richardson showed off his explosiveness on the game's first play, his only opportunity at quarterback.

Running Backs B

Montario Hardesty continues to be the offense's MVP. He had 90 rushing yards on 21 carries and a touchdown against a defense often stacked against the run. Hardesty also had 56 receiving yards on three catches while playing in pain. Bryce Brown didn't do much. He only had three carries for 14 yards.

Receivers F

Plenty of mistakes here. Gerald Jones missed a block and dropped a pass on the first drive, then failed to pick up a first down in the third quarter. Quintin Hancock dropped passes. Another hit him in the head on the next play. Denarius Moore also had a drop. Brandon Warren tried to pick up a fumble instead of diving on it and lost his composure on the sideline.

Offensive Line B

Protection was solid with no sacks. The Vols ran the ball for 5.2 yards per carry. A respectable showing for a banged up, rebuilt front five.

Defensive line C+

The group never generated much pressure on the quarterback and was repeatedly gashed up the middle by Auburn's spread rushing attack. Injury concerns for Wes Brown and Chris Walker were clearly a factor, and they helped make the unit collectively a non-factor.

Linebackers B-

The Vols could have used the injured Nick Reveiz to handle the calls and sniff out some of Auburn's tricks, but for the most part they moved along well without their middle linebacker. Savion Frazier and Rico McCoy were frequently around the football and delivering some hits, but like the front, they weren't able to get to the quarterback, either.

Secondary B

Eric Berry had another productive tackling day, but he seemed to miss a pair of good chances for interceptions - including one where he misjudged a ball in front of him that went for an Auburn reception. Dennis Rogan's return made an obvious difference against a far better offense than Ohio's.

Special Teams D

The Vols got perhaps their best effort of the season from the returners. But it wasn't nearly enough to offset a dreadful night in the kicking game. Daniel Lincoln shanked a 39-yard field-goal attempt on the first drive and had an extra point blocked. Chad Cunningham sent a punt off the side of his foot as well. Kickoff coverage was shaky.

Coaching C-

Vols were too pass happy early but finally got Crompton is some sort of rhythm - relatively speaking. UT's defense didn't have the answers late when it had to stop Auburn.

Overall D+

Perhaps a hurry-up offense will help Crompton. Perhaps UT's offense will come around. Perhaps the Vols can win a game in October. Perhaps not.

- News Sentinel staff

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posivol writes:

well coached team

mytrifecta writes:

kiffin has set the bar so low that any win this year will be big. We have truly found the bottom. Only one way to go from here. Coach you are squarely behind the eight ball...good luck...we're behind you and hope you can turn it around.

Titan writes:

"Defensive line never generated much pressure"???? Must have been watching a different game. They didn't get many sacks but forced Auburn QB out of the pocket on many occasions. I would call that pressure.

VolAlum2003 (Inactive) writes:

Does anyone know what the sideline fight between the wide receivers was about? Brandon Warren had to be separated from the rest of the receivers. I gotta believe that it wasn't over Warren's mistakes because Crompton never threw the ball his way.

HarveyDent writes:

I dont know about the rest of you but I actually like our chances against Georgia.

Lean_and_Hungry writes:

At least they play hard and don't kill themselves with silly penalties. The fundamentals are getting there. Remember that they have two of the three QBs who engineered last year's disaster, lost two starting OLs, have a DE turned DT on two bad knees, and a slew of kids who were undercoached by the previous staff. Though this is a product-oriented world, the process is most important now. And they are starting to get the practice work ethic and game discipline and effort right. We may take some lumps again this year, but better days are ahead.

give_him_6 writes:

in response to tc1:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

You need to get lost there buddy. The staff isn't playing the game. I told you on the other article post if you aren't behind then team...find another one.

cincykid writes:

in response to Lean_and_Hungry:

At least they play hard and don't kill themselves with silly penalties. The fundamentals are getting there. Remember that they have two of the three QBs who engineered last year's disaster, lost two starting OLs, have a DE turned DT on two bad knees, and a slew of kids who were undercoached by the previous staff. Though this is a product-oriented world, the process is most important now. And they are starting to get the practice work ethic and game discipline and effort right. We may take some lumps again this year, but better days are ahead.

Look around the SEC (and every other major conference for that matter) - injuries galore, starters out for the year, etc. Bama, Florida, UCLA, Cincinnati, Oregon, etc.

VolAlum2003 (Inactive) writes:

I hate it, but I have to seriously question CLK's coaching and gameplan decisions. This is two games in a row where CLK has decided to come out and let Crompton throw early and throw a lot, and despite whatever success Cromp had late in the game, he was inconsistent as ever up until the 4th Quarter. What is the freaking point? The Florida game proved that if UT controls the clock and keeps the ball on the ground then the score will remain close and they have a shot at winning. So WHAT IS GAINED by giving Crompton the opportunity to stink up the passing game...I mean, Auburn didn't even have to try hard to defend it. There is absolutely NO UPSIDE to Kiffin's play calling. There's no long term upside (Crompton is NOT going to get better). There's no short term upside (teams are not worried about UT's passing game). There's no immediate upside (we can't win with Crompton passing). I'm starting to lose faith in Kiffin's ability to manage this offense and make hard choices that give UT the best chance to win. As far as I'm concerned he's still got three years to put together a competitive program, but he better get real good, real fast after this year or I could see UT knocking on Gus Malzahn's door in 2012 with a truck full of money.

mcever writes:

in response to HarveyDent:

I dont know about the rest of you but I actually like our chances against Georgia.

I second this, their defense STINKS, and offense showed today that they haven't played a defense.

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

kicking game /special teams == brutal

OldNumber7 writes:

One thing's for sure, there's an ex-coach in town and one at Bowling Green saying I told you so.

woodcutter writes:

You can't leave the defense on the field that long without an offense! If we had a good QB we would be 4-1 at worst. If Kiffin leaves Crompton in the rest of the season, this will be the worst season in recent history. I guess Kiffin is trying to make a statement to HS QBs that we don't have a QB, and he may be afraid Stephens might be effective and scare away a good HS QB? The way we are going we might be lucky to beat Memphis, which will be our only win the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I think that is what Kiffin wants.....

BustaRhymes writes:

I do not understand why Lane continues to invest in Jonathan Crompton. He’s clearly the “anti-Manning.” He’s not coming back next year. He’s not going pro (at least not in football). Even if Nick Stephens is a step or two behind Crompton (hard to believe), he is at least coming back next year. We may need him in a game or two to bail out a freshman QB (remember Rick Clausen and Eric Ainge?). This season is a loss… so why not write it off and start making moves to prepare for a comeback in 2010?

BTW – here's Busta Rhymes’ rap on last night’s game:

Quarterbacks F
Jonathan Crompton is the anti-Manning – we need a priest and a coach with an IQ above 10 to perform an exorcist at this position.

Running Backs B+
Amazing that we have any yards on the ground with our flaccid passing attack…

Receivers F
No problem calling out the receivers – but we can’t make them the scapegoats for the anti-Manning.

Offensive Line B+
Solid performance.

Defensive line B+
The KNS Staff needs to put down the Jack Daniels. The D-Line was all over the Auburn QB – the difference is – Auburn’s QB made amazing plays that helped his team. It's been a while since WE'VE seen it, but that's what QBs are supposed to do...

Linebackers B+
I love Nick Reveiz but I thought Savion Frazier and Rico McCoy did a EXCELLENT job in his absence.

Secondary B
I agree with KNS Staff on this one.

Special Teams F-
Are you kidding me? This is the second coaching staff that can’t coach our kids to cover a kick-off. Can we get Frank Beamer to put on a clinic next summer? It would be money well spent.

Coaching F—
You’re passing game is weak… so naturally… you come out throwing the ball. Your QB’s ranking is around 100th in NCAA Division I schools… so naturally… you stay with ‘your guy.’ I am super impressed with Monty Kiffin. I also think Lane is a good coach… but he needs to mature… and quickly. Getting bowl eligible is a big deal – and I don’t think we get to 6-6 with Crompton at the helm.

vol98champ writes:

in response to OldNumber7:

One thing's for sure, there's an ex-coach in town and one at Bowling Green saying I told you so.

The ex-coach in town left the cubbard bare. We have had many teams in the past that would put almost all of the offense on this team on the bench. Hardesty is the only one who even seems to care. Coaching these receivers must be a total nightmare. Maybe Crompton should try baseball. He could sure scare the hell out of batters with his scatter arm.

nwcs writes:

Patience people... Whether we like it or not we are in a rebuilding phase. It will take several years to see if the experiment works. I doubt we'd be at any different record with last year's coaching staff. We are all disappointed and want to be 5-0 right now but that wasn't realistic anyway. The true measure of the coaching staff/philosophy probably won't be fully seen for 1-2 years.

khelton657 writes:

It's all about the quarterback...he wears everybody out xcept the opposition...when they do cross their fingers and let him pass, they are 3 feet behind the receivers....

graphpro#231211 writes:

Does anybody know why we did not use NuKese on the direct snap. Isn't 1 play for 40 yards worth another look or two? Kiffin isn't creative at ALL... we have another conventional boring offense. Kiffin had best have the best recruiting classes. His coacing is a C- or D+.

tnbigg writes:

If Fulmer had been coaching against this Auburn team we would have lost by 60+. I hate the loss, but I see a very young team learning a completely new system that at times looks great and at other times looks like what they are. A very young team learning a completely new system. This season will see some great victories, but may also see some other losses. Anybody who imagined this team going undefeated and playing for The National Championship was sadly misguided. Next years recruiting class is tremendous already and there are some young guys playing now (You know, instead of when "their turn comes" or in their senior season) who are goung to become incredible players for the rest of their career. Keep bashing the new coach with the young inexperienced team and you only reveal what ignorant buffoons you really are. You know, like "Real Housewives of Knoxville" would appear. So, pull your panties out of your crack and take some valium. You're gonna make your eyeliner run. Taunting by Real Housewives or members of the group "ACT UP" is the norm. Folks posting taunt after taunt on a Tennessee Football Board is sympomatic of serious sociopathic revalation.

suPEARLman writes:

We had a ton of pressure on Todd, just couldn't get to him in time. He was very consistent, unlike Crompton(C- very generous) who threw behind every receiver until the final minutes of the game. Only 2 incompletions were the receivers fault. Special teams killed us. Poor kick coverage, missed field goal and blocked extra point might have cost us a W here. Who knows.

I wasn't expecting great things this season, it's just a hard pill to swallow when you know we can play better even with what we have on the field right now. Kiffin is just working with what he's got. The talent is coming though.

Go Vols!

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Towel is over the top rope.

blecomebleak writes:

in response to woodcutter:

You can't leave the defense on the field that long without an offense! If we had a good QB we would be 4-1 at worst. If Kiffin leaves Crompton in the rest of the season, this will be the worst season in recent history. I guess Kiffin is trying to make a statement to HS QBs that we don't have a QB, and he may be afraid Stephens might be effective and scare away a good HS QB? The way we are going we might be lucky to beat Memphis, which will be our only win the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I think that is what Kiffin wants.....

I agree with you on this he has to be scared stephens might shine,you dont win games you're suppose to win recruits will de-commit,come on LK put stephens in what do have to lose.

TheFuj writes:

There is talent on this team. Offense is just SO inconsistent. The QB play is just so important at the college level. Stephens may not be any better, but it at least is worth a try. What could it hurt? Also, put Berry back returning punts. I would be willing to bet that if Berry returns punts he gets a big return every game, or they punt away from him. Either way the offense gets helped. Better special teams can help the offense.

shulessjo writes:

in response to woodcutter:

You can't leave the defense on the field that long without an offense! If we had a good QB we would be 4-1 at worst. If Kiffin leaves Crompton in the rest of the season, this will be the worst season in recent history. I guess Kiffin is trying to make a statement to HS QBs that we don't have a QB, and he may be afraid Stephens might be effective and scare away a good HS QB? The way we are going we might be lucky to beat Memphis, which will be our only win the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I think that is what Kiffin wants.....

"I guess Kiffin is trying to make a statement to HS QBs that we don't have a QB, and he may be afraid Stephens might be effective and scare away a good HS QB? The way we are going we might be lucky to beat Memphis, which will be our only win the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I think that is what Kiffin wants....."

This makes for interesting reading and water cooler discussion. BUT, Coach Kiffin isn't that dumb or that smart. No D-1 coach is going to sacrifice his job or reputation just to "recruit" a football player.

Remember, our QB and WR play last year was inconsistent at best. I don't think it's all "bad coaching". I think there is obviously a game day problem with Crompton. The ball hit Moore in the helmet because it was thrown too early. Stocker was wide open in the end zone, but the ball was thrown to some dude taking pictures in the corner of the end zone? Maybe the route was initially cut off, but even a sandlot QB adjusts and makes the play.

Elkabong1940 writes:

A C- for Crompton? Until the last possession of the first half we only had 9 yards of passing. How many times did he throw behind the receivers. The receivers do not have any faith in him, that is why they are dropping his passes.

QB_10 (Inactive) writes:

I said 2 weeks ago there was dissention brewing on this team:

UCLA Game; players wanted Crompton out after the first pick in the 2nd half...Chaney had to as well...

OU; GGun blasted Crompton and got benched then had to apoligize in the media

Auburn; Warren blasts Crompton and his position coach then gets benched, because Crompton called the wrong pass routes and Warren became unglued and Cromptons pass broke Hancocks other jaw

Do you all know who they were asking for?

Nick Stephens

If no change at QB, you may see a fight on the sideline.

If Kiffin does not switch to Nick Stephens or just punt on first down, he should return his salary back to the TN State Fund, because he runs the offense and it is not very good.

one more thing Eddie maybe a good RB coach but UT speacial teams have to be the worst in the SEC in giving up return yeardage. 4th week in a row

Also, so much for Conditioning, you may not have seen it on TV, but UT defense looked out of shape, so much for " no one will out work us." Talks cheap and lawyers are expenseive, Kiffin is a word guy not an action guy...What the hell supersticous guy changes his jeresy at halftime, hell he shoudl have told Crompton UT was wearing orange jersey's......Players are pissed, fans are tired of it..heck who care lets just see Stephens either do better or fall on his face, but #8 you are not that good...Jonathon Crompton new nickname is Momentum Killer

PS; Kiffin must have made so many promises to Bray that a box full of money had to be shipped

dtennessee#235123 writes:

What game were you watching? In year 5, Crompton continues to prove weekly that he cannot play. He's a human turnover machine.

VOL03_NC writes:

Have you all forgotten how many true freshman are playing in a totally new system. Each game is taylored to that teams strengths and weaknesses. Our new players need experience to keep the tempo and evaluate the situation to prevent mistakes. CPF did not leave any real talent behind. What could you have expected differnt without CLK? He had approx a month to put together the 2009 class. We have an exceptional 2010 class coming together. This team is one dimensional. This is our problem we can put up scores with confidence. IMHO, no one on this board including NSS, can say the coach is good or bad or they would be making the big bucks and not trying to tear it apart!!!
NEXT YEAR BABY! You all know this. Be positive!
GO VOLS!!!

KFDLaw writes:

in response to HarveyDent:

I dont know about the rest of you but I actually like our chances against Georgia.

Too much Jack Daniels during the game? We were weak at every position on the field last night. Right now, I think our team will have trouble with Memphis. Georgia played well against LSU.

Pullingguard writes:

in response to mcever:

I second this, their defense STINKS, and offense showed today that they haven't played a defense.

The Vols chances verses Georgia are not good, and this team has Michigan of 08 written all over it and don't count on any great things happening in 2010 either.. QB problems will continue to haunt them...

shipperman#280095 writes:

I believe Lane will field us a good team, but this year he is losing the team because of the inept Crompton. I do not care how much money Crompton's family is giving the VASF, he needs to be benched, period.

volsfannsc writes:

I wish I could reason why a starting QB in the SEC tthrows behind receivers. I wish I could reason why when the QB does throw accurately the ball hits a receiver in the head. The fact that UT has receivers who can't catch absolutley baffles me. Crompton is not a competitve QB, but he's only one guy who is consistent...consistantly unconsistant. How do four receivers miss it by so much?
Kickoff and punt teams are horrible. Seems they open up the middle for every return team we have faced. No one is running a trick return- just a basic wedge up the middle and we haven't figured out a way to stop that. Respect is due to our defense... hard to play they way they do when they are on the field 90% of the game. What Hardesty does is incredible. To put the numbers up he has while every team in the nation knows he's going to run the ball is amazing. I also find it amazing that our OL does as well as they do...protect a QB that isn't worth protecting. Seriously, how many times have you seen Crompton sacked? There has been improvement from last year's team in many phases. I am just confoozled at how bad and dire our QB and receivers situation is. When was the last time UT's receiving corps were known as being shoddy? For pete's sake, lets learn to kick off into the end zone because our ST is horrible at stopping our opponent for good field position. I will stand behind this coaching staff and give them time for their personnel, but why in God's name can't we fix some of the glaring trouble spots? I am proud of what we are doing well, even those things that aren't percieved as us doing well- but what we do ugly is extremely ugly. We know we can't do much about our QB situation, but the revcievers have got to make a catch when it hits them in the hands or worse yet in the helmet. Please, can we do something about kickoff coverage? I'm sick of seeing teams with starting position at mid-field.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to mytrifecta:

kiffin has set the bar so low that any win this year will be big. We have truly found the bottom. Only one way to go from here. Coach you are squarely behind the eight ball...good luck...we're behind you and hope you can turn it around.

Fulmer and company put the VOLS behind the eight ball. This is sum of years of neglect. I am concerned that this coach is content not to win this year and just waiting for next year and a new QB to save the day. That may not be good logic. Time will tell. I thought 6-6 this year but now it could be 4-8 or worst.

Shake_Bake writes:

Coverage on the kickoffs was just pitiful!!

Crompton becomes a head case on game day. He can't handle the pressure, and perform as needed, he appears to be very unsure of himself, you can see it in his body language.

Unfortunately some of the wide receivers aren't much better than their QB. Run a good route, get separation, and catch the ball!

Like it or not, we are in for another tough year! Let's just hope it gets better next year.

SouthDakotaBob writes:

I've been behind Kiffin for staying with JC but after this game I must say it is time for a change. Just gotta give Nick a chance now what could we possibly lose??? GBO!!!

WhitePineVol77 writes:

The back up QB deserves a chance to start a game. I mean, after all, how can our starter Crompton look so inept? Watching the VOLS play this year is akin to watching an episode of The Andy Griffith show where you are really embarassed for Barney Fife, therefore you hate to watch! Being a lifelong fan, this is tough

lomas98 writes:

Will Jonathan Crompton be the only person to ever be booed on senior day when he walks through the T?

we3vols#281863 writes:

in response to shulessjo:

"I guess Kiffin is trying to make a statement to HS QBs that we don't have a QB, and he may be afraid Stephens might be effective and scare away a good HS QB? The way we are going we might be lucky to beat Memphis, which will be our only win the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I think that is what Kiffin wants....."

This makes for interesting reading and water cooler discussion. BUT, Coach Kiffin isn't that dumb or that smart. No D-1 coach is going to sacrifice his job or reputation just to "recruit" a football player.

Remember, our QB and WR play last year was inconsistent at best. I don't think it's all "bad coaching". I think there is obviously a game day problem with Crompton. The ball hit Moore in the helmet because it was thrown too early. Stocker was wide open in the end zone, but the ball was thrown to some dude taking pictures in the corner of the end zone? Maybe the route was initially cut off, but even a sandlot QB adjusts and makes the play.

Hancock got hit in the hands and in the helmet. It was Cottom that stumbled and Jon hit the photo guy with the ball in the endzone.

belayvol writes:

in response to OldNumber7:

One thing's for sure, there's an ex-coach in town and one at Bowling Green saying I told you so.

There is an ex coach with 6 million fried fritters that is the very reason this team is so poor on talent. But let's not confuse the issue with facts.

tennisvol writes:

No moral victory here for ole LK since UT was favored in the game. Crompton apparently will be the starter no matter how he plays.

RJ_Vol writes:

I am beginning to see why CLK has a losing record now and while he was at the Raiders. And no, I do not like Al Davis. CLK's ego is getting in the way, not to mention an offense that looks ten times worse than last year. Chiz is 5-0 @ Auburn and not having to make excuses. UT was dominated in every phase of the game last night. I do not feel that CLK is capable of competing in the SEC. He is the ninth best coach at best, and I don't see that getting any better.

huntined#565710 writes:

I hate this loss but thought it would be a tough game to win. I agree that our Q.B. play is not up to snuff, but I can't for the life of me remember when we out-did a team on special teams play.. I would look for a walk on that can kick the ball into the endzone on kick off and give him a full scholarship..as he would be worth it..receivers sure don't seem to be ready or want to catch the ball. I know most of them Sat were behind most of the time but they were some that hit them straight on and they missed them..
Our season will be LONG and it will hurt but I AM STILL A VOL AND WILL ALWAYS BE A VOL. We will not always be down as we are now for long.

belayvol writes:

in response to QB_10:

I said 2 weeks ago there was dissention brewing on this team:

UCLA Game; players wanted Crompton out after the first pick in the 2nd half...Chaney had to as well...

OU; GGun blasted Crompton and got benched then had to apoligize in the media

Auburn; Warren blasts Crompton and his position coach then gets benched, because Crompton called the wrong pass routes and Warren became unglued and Cromptons pass broke Hancocks other jaw

Do you all know who they were asking for?

Nick Stephens

If no change at QB, you may see a fight on the sideline.

If Kiffin does not switch to Nick Stephens or just punt on first down, he should return his salary back to the TN State Fund, because he runs the offense and it is not very good.

one more thing Eddie maybe a good RB coach but UT speacial teams have to be the worst in the SEC in giving up return yeardage. 4th week in a row

Also, so much for Conditioning, you may not have seen it on TV, but UT defense looked out of shape, so much for " no one will out work us." Talks cheap and lawyers are expenseive, Kiffin is a word guy not an action guy...What the hell supersticous guy changes his jeresy at halftime, hell he shoudl have told Crompton UT was wearing orange jersey's......Players are pissed, fans are tired of it..heck who care lets just see Stephens either do better or fall on his face, but #8 you are not that good...Jonathon Crompton new nickname is Momentum Killer

PS; Kiffin must have made so many promises to Bray that a box full of money had to be shipped

Seriously are you Oprah in real life? Nice set of rumors and suppositions to stir that pot. You have no more info about what the players are saying than Paul Finebaum. And are about as believable.

koamalina writes:

Does anyone rememeber Jimmy Johnson's first year coaching Dallas? 1-15. But it wasn't long before he had 3 Super Bowl rings. Patience.

ThurmondEppy writes:

in response to nwcs:

Patience people... Whether we like it or not we are in a rebuilding phase. It will take several years to see if the experiment works. I doubt we'd be at any different record with last year's coaching staff. We are all disappointed and want to be 5-0 right now but that wasn't realistic anyway. The true measure of the coaching staff/philosophy probably won't be fully seen for 1-2 years.

I agree. Patience is required here. It's going to take some time. We as Vol fans are so used to instant gratification because of our relatively recent track record of success. The rebuilding isn't going to happen overnight.

CrankE writes:

Special Teams: Is there something lower than F? There should be. Just like Florida, the game opens with a missed FG. And once again, that missed FG meant a whole lot, late in the 4th quarter. Combined with the missed XP, UT's deficit could have been 6 instead of 10. Throw in some abominable kick coverage and it's a real disaster. Again.

QB: D. Passing grade for a losing effort? I think not. What is there to say that hasn't already been said for the last 13 months?

Coaching might be a D as well. I missed the first play from scrimmage. Heard NuKeese did real well in a wildcat formation. Shame we never saw it again. Sigh.

And with the QB situation being so bleak, why not turn to others? Lamaison, Richardson, Eric Berry, Chad Cunningham, Nick Reveiz, anybody that might provide a spark for this dismal offense.

Refs: D. I wonder how many times Auburn was holding us and the refs didn't bother to call? I saw a huge one on that last drive for AU. Did they ever flag Auburn for anything?

Ralph Friedgen; 5 year plans are for coaches who don't have a 1 year plan. Kiffin has a 3 year plan (which apparently doesn't include year 1).

When Crompton sits, I'll watch them again. It's foolish of me to think though that we're going to get any different result while he starts. Since Kiffin has a 3 year plan, I'll have one too. When Kiffin demonstrates that he's serious about winning, I'll watch. Until then, my blood pressure needs a break.

TommyJack writes:

Anyone have an answer to this SERIOUS question? Why the change in CLK's attire at halftime? Is his ego such that he thinks fans pay to see HIM?

SouthDakotaBob writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Thats actually kinda funny for a troll good luck to your gators. GBO!!!

Go4Two writes:

Not a well coached team

tennezz writes:

in response to OldNumber7:

One thing's for sure, there's an ex-coach in town and one at Bowling Green saying I told you so.

That ex-coach in town is the reason we`re in this shape! We have the talent on the way,Dont`t panic we are going to get there, It just want happen over night. we basicly played without a quarterback and with receivers who droped almost every pass! Help is on the way!

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