Saturday, October 25, 2008
I know there have been a lot of bammer fans that have visited my blog to see what I say about their team. I have not been posting very much, because, well, I have taken the advice of Rich and refuse to be a "Nega-Vol." So I have done my best to support my team and my coach, and be as positive as I can be. That is not easy. I used to spend a lot of time on the message boards, and a lot of time calling in to the radio, and talking about my beloved Big Orange. But there is only so many times you can say the same things over and over again. We, have shot ourselves in the foot with penalties, and have suffered through horrible quarterback play. If you call it that, we could put our third string long snapper in their and I think he could play the skill position as well as Crompton did.
I do not think it is Fulmer's fault
There have been a fire under the seat of our coach for almost as long as I can remember. I can remember back in 2001 I believe, when there was talk of him losing his job, then he went down to Miami and beat the U at home. That was within a week or so of almost losing to Duke. Never-the-less extension and raise was offered. This year i did not come out throwing darts at my coach. I believe there is no one else else we can bring in that will turn things around and make everyone happy. it is hard to get anyone to believe that because no sooner than you get that out of your mouth, that they say "What about Alabama, they went and got Saban and look at them." What am I supposed to say to that? They seem to be the exception to the rule, but then you see what Meyer has done, Miles has maintained, and Richt rides the high and low roller coaster every year. So am I to think that we can go out and get someone to lead us back to relevance?
As much as I hate to admit it, I think that tonight's Alabama game may have been the last straw for my coach. I am behind him 100%. I think he is doing the best he can with what he has to work with. i guess he has to take a good bit of the blame for the talent level. Who else can it be passed to. You have to lay some of the blame on him for starting Crompton as long as he did. My question is this, what else are we supposed to do? Fire him, force him to retire? then what? Is a lot of questions that eventually have to be answered. I know our A.D. Mike Hamilton did not look too pleased tonight. I would rather take a bad season, build some confidence and experience, and go forward next year. I am just too afraid that if we clean house on the coaching staff, we will have a long row to hold over the next few years.
This is the first time in sixteen years that Alabama has beaten us two years in a row. It hurts as much tonight, as it did a year ago. And now i have to listen to Bammers talk the talk for the next year. But the bottom line is they have earned the right to talk. They owned the field in the second half, something they have not done all year, so I cannot fault them from being a little cocky.