First of all, I have to mention that today was the first day I've shaved since somewhere around early August. I'm not one of those people that looks good facial hair. In case you don't believe me, I present to you Exhibit A:"To Catch a Predator? Never seen it."
However, I am also one of those superstitious people. VERY SUPERSTITIOUS. Some people have to shave on Gameday
. I, however, can't shave the day before or the day of the game. It's just bad Karma. Sorry, but the truth is the truth.
So I decided that I'd not shave until after OSU
, and since the ladies loved it anyway, it was no big deal, right? Wrong. I kept the damn thing throughout the USC
game thinking it would bring luck.
And it's now gone. Fun experiment, but when your facial hair is long enough to actually have a milk mustache, it's gotta go.
Anyway, to the real reason why you're here...When Western Carolina has the ball:
Let's not kid ourselves here. The Catamounts
are not an offensive juggernaut. Their most dangerous weapon last year was RB Darius Fudge. He had 229 attempts and 1001 yards. Against those in the Southern Conference, he's a force. Not a huge force. More like as powerful as me with you standing still and me getting a 10 yard cushion. Anyway, he's a runner.
And he graduated last year. So they're screwed there.
QB wise, they're nothing special. Their best passer threw 6 TDs with 5 INTs last year and was 55% accurate.
So they can't run and can't throw. What do we do?
We practice our "beat the shit out of J.P Wilson" Blitz Packages. It's time we stop playing this "smarter than thou" football on defense. We need to stand up and hit someone in the mouth. Give our first teamer's some complicated schemes in the first half and then let them rest in the second. Keep them fresh, but let a couple of DBs know what it's like to get a sack. Let a LB stunt and drift off into coverage for a pick. Let's get crafty and flat out f*cking mean. We know how to do that right?When UGA has the ball:
As bad as the Catamounts are on offense, they're just as atrocious on defense. Erk Russell once said "if they don't score, they can't win." Well the Catamounts didn't win but 2 games last season. Get my drift?
I'm just saying that let's use this time for some practice as well. Why not run some new formations, get some young guys in the game, and get our confidence up. We don't want to kill them, but 50+ points would really give us some confidence for a long week of practice. Let's give the playmakers a chance to gain some ego and sit them down. What I think will happen:
Seriously, if we lose to Western Carolina, I don't know what I'd do. Running naked while on fire and leaving a trail of skittles falling out of my ass wouldn't be as humiliating as something like that. Do I think we have a legitimate shot to lose? Well, it's college football. Everyone has a legitimate shot of losing any game. Do I think we'll lose this one?
My guess is the Dawgs will be hungry to prove something even though you could buy premium tickets on the bridge for somewhere in the area of $20. This is our annual cupcake game and thankfully, it comes after a loss, so we have something to prove. I say we go out there and prove it. It won't be the prettiest thing ever, but at least it'll give us some momentum going into the tough stretch before Florida.
Western Carolina: 10
Until next time kids.
Be safe (and Go Dawgs!).
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