Techno Viking is My Home Boy
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we are back in the hunt. Granted, we have to keep winning a couple of strategic losses have to help us along the way, but we are in the mix in the East, at least. After the Colorado game, if you would have told me this was even a scenario, I would have called you crazier than giving inmates power tools, but here we are.
Most of this is due to the stellar play of my new Man-Crush Aaron Murray. I can’t believe that a Freshman is this polished, this poised, and that athletic. Furthermore, a mere 6 months ago, I was clamoring for Mettenberger, I’m glad we’ve got Murray. He is ranked 19th in the nation in passer rating, 3rd in the SEC in passing, and likes country music. Might I add he is the only Freshman in those regards.
A few thoughts from Saturday:
Defense looked good. Yes, I know Vandy dropped some passes but minus the one in the flats that would/might have gone for a long gain, they were pretty insignificant. The play was consistent, but there were different starters. Number one, Christian Robinson might winding up to be one of the better linebackers we have seen in forever. The kid is instinctive, smart, quick, huge, and hell, gives a good well pronunciated interview. Also I think Cummings and Boykin will see the starting corner roles for the rest of the year. Watching Cummings climb the ladder for th INT was B-A-UTIFUL!
Offense looked like they finally had their shit together. Bobo seemed to know when and when not to use Thomas, Ealey ran well, but far and away the OL finally delivered a dominating game. Good for them, golly it only took firing a senior and starting a freshman to do it, but at least it is an open competition. Give props to Searels. Murray was on point and honestly, watching how much respect defenses pay towards AJ this year is almost baffling…almost.
Right now I hope that the team is focused on Kentucky and Kentucky only. We control our own destiny for the most part and can;t even get close to that unless we win on Saturday, which is no easy task.
A few keys to the game.
No 1) Run the F-ing Football! Richt is like 67-9 when our one running back clears 100 yards.
No 2) We must block. Kentucky gives up more red-zone TD’s than anyone in the SEC, but you still have to give Murray time and Ealey/Thomas holes.
No 3) Make returns count. We have been excellent on kickoffs and punts, but our returns are more like pedestrians crossing the road. A few flops in field position will not only lead to more points, but kentucky looks like this when opponents get on their side of the field:
No 4) Keep our TOP up.
No 5) Knock Randall Cobb’s lights out. I want him wishing he never put on the UK jersey Saturday night, which leads me to my fianl point…
No 6) Alec Ogletree, welcome to the show. Now, make No 5 come true.
And for all of you pro-visually stimulated learners, this video represents exactly what we need to do:
Go in there, don’t take any shiot at first, or ever. Take random things from them. Always relentlessly push forward. Look scary as hell. Pull out moves they’ve never seen. And be big and bad enough to execute them, even if they have seen them.
Now gentlemen, go Techno Viking their ass!