I know that you all have been waiting on my predictions for the season. *Sarcastic* As some of you may know this was what I did at my old "job" at WarDamnTailgate.com. I have looked at every matchup, and thought about it until my brain hurts. You know what that means? Very little I can promise you, but know that I have read posts and blogs all over the net and re-read Acid’s breakdowns and have come to my own conclusions. There is a very obvious theme with the 2009 version of the Auburn Tigers.
And with that, this post is brought to you by the number 1993 and the word Health.
This team reminds me of the 1993 squad so much it is scary. We had a new coach that has very little head coaching experience. Depth was an issue on defense, especially linebacker and the secondary. Speaking of linebacker, we even had a new linebacker in 93 that turned out to be a stud. His name was Jason Miska… remember him. He only would "blow people up," he was the great run stopper. The Tigers also only had only a couple of wide receivers that had game experience in 1993. Does any of this sound at all familiar? In no way am I saying that the 2009 version of the Auburn Tigers are going to shock the world and finish the season undefeated, but they could surprise a few folks, especially if they can stay healthy.
Sept. 5 - Louisiana Tech – WIN – Most media outlets are calling this game to be very close. While Derek Dooley has got a great squad in LaTech, I do not think they are ready to pull the upset. This game will be like the opener for
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Sept. 26 - Ball State – WIN – Although I would call this a trap game, the
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Oct. 24 - at LSU – LOSS – This rivalry is re-dunk-ulous… It is a close game every year, and the most talented team does not always win, but in this case I have to take the more talented team in LSU.
Oct. 31 - Ole Miss – WIN – I am not drinking the Kool-Aid on the Rebels. I give them credit for all the great things they did last season but I just don’t see it. They are the hunted this season. Jevan Snead is not going to sneak up on anyone. They looked great in their bowl win over Texas Tech though, which is scary. I am taking
Nov. 7 - Furman – WIN – Game over… but they do have a cool mascot in the Purple Paladins. Too bad they changed it from Christian Knights. That made them Furman University Christian Knights. As my mother used to say… "That is not a very pretty word."
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I know that 9/10 wins is very optimistic, 8 wins is more likely because
These are my picks, take them how you will. I see 9-3, but 5-7 is very possible. 6-6 will not "kill me" assuming it is based on injury or luck not coaching or lack of production. I had enough "lack of production" last season to last me a life time.
Let us know what you guys think?
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