Jeff's Journal - #18 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Oct. 16, 4:45 p.m.

Jeff's Journal - #18

I'm on the hot seat. If I were a football coach, I'd be answering questions like, "Do you feel like you have the full support of the administration?" That's what happens when you have a losing week. A disastrous 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference, 4-6 overall. For the year, the numbers look like this: 38-16 in the SEC, 47-24 overall.

So I'm going back to basics this week in practice, focusing on fundamentals, and taking them "one at a time."

Georgia at Vanderbilt - Nothing like a "gimme" to get it started. Someday the Commodores will win another SEC game. But not this week.     Georgia 42, Vanderbilt 14

Florida at Arkansas - I'm tempted to go with the Gators, by virtue of their win over LSU. But something tells me the Razorbacks will not lose two in a row at home.   Arkansas 35 Florida 31

LSU at South Carolina - I'd call this a "toss up." Holtz at home on a Saturday night is tough to pick against.  But I think the Bayou Bengals bounce back from last week's loss to the Gators.  LSU 28, South Carolina 21

Ohio at Kentucky - the Wildcats are inviting the Bobcats to Lexington for Homecoming. Jared Lorenzen was injured in last week's game, but backup Shane Boyd showed promise. Either way, it's a win for the home team.   Kentucky 31, Ohio 10

Alabama at Ole Miss - WSFA is the place to be to see this one Saturday morning. If Brodie Croyle plays, the Tide can hang with the Rebels in a shootout. No Brodie, no passing game. And even if Bama's defense gets to Eli, the Crimson Tide might not be able to score enough to stay in it.    Alabama 28, Ole Miss 27

Mississippi State at Auburn - Nothing Tommy Tuberville loves more than to kick Jackie Sherrill while he's down.  The Tigers might be tempted to look ahead to LSU next week. It's the coaches' job to make sure that doesn't happen.     Auburn 35, Mississippi State 14

Florida International at Troy State - Homecoming for the Trojans. TSU is running out of running backs, but assistant coach and former TSU quarterback great Mike Turk could probably get out there and move the chains against the winless Panthers.  Troy State 31, Florida International 7

Prairie View at Alabama State - How 'bout those Hornets!  The hometown Hornets love to put on a show at Cramton Bowl. Tarvaris Jackson and Keldrick Williams will be "prime time players" Saturday night at the Bowl.      Alabama State 42, Prairie View 21

Tuskegee vs. Morehouse - It used to be automatic to go with the Golden Tigers. But Rick Comegy's team is struggling to score so far, and the defense might not be quite as stingy as in years past.     Morehouse 21 Tuskegee 20

Hopefully, these selections will result in a winning week. I'd be interested in hearing what you have to say. Feel free to post your comments in our feedback forum. Until next week - God bless - Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Old rivals set to square off Saturday

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:03 PM EST2017-12-16 03:03:18 GMT
    Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (left) and Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>

    On Saturday, old Sun Belt Conference rivals will meet once again. Arkansas State (7-4) and Middle Tennessee (6-6) will lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron against one another for the first time since 2012.

    More >>
  • Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-12-16 01:37:57 GMT
    Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Gene Stallings speaks at a luncheon for the Alabama Football Legend Award. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    More >>
  • Middle Tennessee holds special graduation ceremony for 5 players

    Middle Tennessee holds special graduation ceremony for 5 players

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-12-15 21:52:09 GMT
    (Source" WSFA 12 News)(Source" WSFA 12 News)

    Five Blue Raiders will miss their fall graduation ceremony due to the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Saturday, so the university did the next best thing and brought the ceremony to them.

    More >>

    Five Blue Raiders will miss their fall graduation ceremony due to the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Saturday, so the university did the next best thing and brought the ceremony to them.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly