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SEC Bloggers Week Six Review
Week Six under the gun
Each Monday, CFN’s SEC Bloggers put the previous weekend under the microscope, looking for the Lucky 7.
BG is Billy Gomila, BH is Brian Harbach, GH is Gabe Harris , RM is Russ Mitchell, and BS is Barrett Sallee.
1. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
BG: Jonathan Crompton, QB, UT – The internet has had its fun with this kid, but credit where due – JC stepped up and got Kiffin his first marquee win.
BH: Jonathon Crompton, QB, UT – Since this will never happen again, it is fair to give the kid credit when it is due.
GH: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama – UA’s real Heisman candidate had 190 yards of offense, and Bama’s only TD.
RM: Jonathon Crompton, QB, UT – Did the Colts have a bye this weekend? 20/27 for 310, 4 TDs w/ 1 INT. Break out the “Crompton for Heisman” signs!
BS: Jonathan Crompton, QB, UT – Where did that come from?
2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida – As a non-Florida alum, can’t wait till this Man-Beast is gone and playing in the pros.
BH: Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida – Tons of tackles, but the sacks were the most impressive part of his Saturday night (2 sacks, plus 2 Tackles for Loss).
GH: Cory Reamer, LB, Alabama – 4 tackles (1 for loss), 1 blocked punt, 1 forced fumble and recovery. ‘Nuff said.
RM: Jerico Nelson, S, Arkansas – Hello, Mr. Nelson. Soph. has 10 tackles (6 solo), 3 tackles for loss, plus a sack & a forced fumble in the dominating win v. AU. (Nod to Spikes & AU’s Craig Stevens w/ 12 tackles (9 solo).)
BS: Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida – Dude was EVERYWHERE against LSU.
3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BG: Dennis Johnson, KR, Arkansas – His stomach-punch KR was huge against AU.
BH: Dennis Johnson, KR, Arkansas – 70 yards KR when the mo was turning AU’s way.
GH: Leigh Tiffin, K, Alabama – 5 more on Sat. helped Tiffin move into 2nd on the all-time FG list at UA.
RM: Leigh Tiffin, PK, Alabama – ‘bama’s O strategy: Death by Kicker (5 FGs). With a D that good, who cares.
BS: Leigh Tiffin, PK, Alabama – Scored 16 of Alabama's 22 points.
4. COACH OF THE WEEK
BG: Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – Kept his players focused and playing the high-powered style most expect from this hyped “sleeper” team.
BH: Lane Kiffin, UT – Gave life back to a team that was dead in the water just 1 week ago.
GH: Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – Had team fired up from the beginning, as Arkansas out-muscled and out-schemed Auburn.
RM: Lane Kiffin, UT – That game might have saved a top five recruiting class. Way to open up the playbook, Baby K.
BS: Lane Kiffin, UT – Again... where did that come from?
5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK
BG: Kentucky v. South Carolina – It figures these 2 schools played a nail-biter that outshone the conference stars.
BH: Florida v. LSU – It wasn’t the prettiest game ever played, but the drama was huge – and so were the stakes.
GH: Kentucky v. South Carolina – Closer than expected game ends in thrilling fashion, aided by late 2 PT conversion stop by SC.
RM: Kentucky v. South Carolina – You didn’t have to be a Wildcat to pull for the 2-pt conv. and more of this exciting game.
BS: Kentucky v. South Carolina – Too bad it got lost in the shuffle of marquis matchups.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BG: LSU’s Offense – Who knew the Tigers replaced Gary Crowton with Tony Franklin last week.
BH: Arkansas Defense – It was never outside of anyone’s mind that UA could beat AU, but no one had the Hog D playing that well.
GH: Tim Tebow starting – Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at anything Tebow does, but him playing the whole game after Meyer said Brantley would be starting still shocked.
RM: Tennessee's O outburst – Oh yeah, you saw that coming. (Nod to the Hog secondary and Kentucky’s O (360 road yards, zero TOs, and 26 points on SC’s solid D.)
BS: Tennessee's offense – Did I already ask where that came from?
7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BG: LSU’s Offense – 3 points? 3 flippin’ points?! If you’d told any LSU fan a week ago the Tigers would hold Florida to 13 points, they’d already have been celebrating on Bourbon St. LSU’s O play calling had no rhyme or reason; the unit doesn’t have a clue what it wants to do right now.
BH: Mark Richt – Richt continues to let his teams get blown out and refuses to make changes. How many 40+ games does his D need to give up before he does something?
GH: Auburn’s offense – Could never get in synch as penalties and TOs kept AU out of rhythm all day.
RM: Ryan Perrilloux – Payback for 2004-2006. CFB should have gotten a 5th yr. Sr., 2 yr. starter, SEC CG MVP, 2005 PARADE HS All-American QB vs. a 4th yr. Sr., 3 yr. starter, SEC CG MVP, 2006 PARADE HS All-American, Heisman Trophy winning QB. Instead, we watched an over-matched 19-year-old rookie struggle in his eighth start against arguably the nation’s best defense. (Nod to the Reb’s Jevan “You Can’t Spell INT w/o” Snead, Florida’s offense (lowest point total in the Meyer reign), and LSU’s OC Gary “Stay the Course” Crowton.)
BS: Georgia Defense – Made Jonathan Crompton look like Peyton Manning.
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