As a rule I get that the average fans perception might not be even close to representative of reality or what the coaches and players are thinking. That said, I'm a tad disturbed at the dismissive attitude of most Oregon fans about the upcoming opponent, Tennessee. From winning the initial BCS championship in 1998 through a 10 win 2007, this was an elite program. They might be down a bit right now in the aftermath of the Lane Kiffin catastrophe but they did win 7 games a year ago and qualify for a bowl. This is an SEC program, not New Mexico or Washington State. They have a new quarterback with a familiar name, Simms. Matt was rated among the top 20 at the position coming out of high school in New Jersey. He began his college career at a different location and played pretty well at a JC in California last year. They have a stable of solid backs. It looks like new coach Derek Dooley has a better front 7 than in 2009 and of course, their new defensive coordinator is Justin Wilcox who has beaten the Ducks in back to back seasons with Boise State. Don't get me wrong, Oregon should have the upper hand, but don't put this in the win column just yet.
I heard Joe Montana on Dan Patrick today. He was at Notre Dame during the "Rudy" era. I always liked Joe Cool, now he's my hero. Completely set the record straight about how much creative license was taken for that idiotic propeganda to paint those hypocrites in a positive light. Crowd was not chanting "Rudy" so it was all blown way out of proportion. HA HA HA!
Okay, I have another couple of $25 certficates to Big Town Hero of Eugene/Springfield for those who can answer the following. I mentioned earlier that Vol QB Matt Simms originally attended another D-1 school before going JC then Tennessee. What was it?
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text the answer to 653-3098.