Since I was graciously booted off the SEC fan survey for striking up a conversation about Auburn, I guess Ill plead my case in a more appropriate location. We have been criticized for playing "patsy" teams, but be honest, EVERYBODY plays some easy teams at the begining of their season. You guys played a GOOD VT team, and then the Citadel, and Miami (OH), we played a GOOD USC team and then Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and MSU. So IMO our schedules so far have been about the same. And it is common knowledge that any SEC team can beat another SEC team any given day. Vandy and MSU both hung with us up until the end of both of those games last season. Sometimes it sounds like no matter who we play, if we beat them they are going to be discounted as a bad team, just because no one wants to give us credit for being a good team. And trust me, I am by no means saying that we should be ranked in the top 10 right now, I am just saying that our team has lots of potential. But I went to an Auburn board once to read some of their posts and 6 out of 10 where bashing Alabama calling them rednecks etc etc, and one was bashing LSU. Yes we bash Alabama, thats what our two teams do, and I dont agree with the extent to which we do it, but it happens and it always will. To me, there arent that many differences between the two schools. But I did find an entire thread on a bama message board with 55 pages of them bashing us, and taking their shots at CTT and his ears. I mean thats just a little irrelavant to the game itself if you ask me. And more than one of you guys replied to my post that we are sticking by our coach and that we love a coach who is doing things that others think is classless. YES, we are! I personally love the man (and Im sure Ill catch flack for saying that). And some of the things he does are questionable to me. Like the cigar thing, I thought that was completely uncalled for, and us getting too big for our britches. BUT on the whole, he has done great things for our program. We love the fact that on any given drive down the field he could pull some trick play, its wonderful, it keeps the game interesting. But more than anything, if we didnt stick by him we would be fairweather/wishywashy fans, and then we'd get cricized for that as well. So basically we cant win for losing. So I just wanted to come back and plead my case for our fans some more. Im a huge fan of message boards because you can usually find some great football conversation on them, if you can get past the occasional thread that gets under your skin. But anyway, I hope you all make the trip up to The Loveliest Village on the Plains on October 26th. Ill show you what classy fans on the Plains are all about, and Ill be sure and keep the rowdy ones I see in check for you, as long as you plan to do the same. WAR EAGLE!!!