— If you made the long trip to Athens like these lovely ladies, it isn’t a complete wash. Yeah, the game sucked, but at least it didn’t rain. And, for those that have never been to Athens before, there’s plenty of fine establishments for you to spend the rest of your Saturday evening.
— The early kickoff gives the BBN the opportunity to watch LSU at Alabama. Arguably the best matchup of this college football season is currently on CBS.
— Yes, it was brutal. The worst of the worse (and there have been some bad ones this year). I understand that many of you probably popped some tops at halftime to drown your sorrows away. That isn’t necessarily a negative, it’s just giving you a head start on your Saturday of drinking.
— The Funkhouser Crew has raised over $1000 to fight pediatric cancer! Their 24-hour gaming marathon in LExington is currently underway. If you have the time, please make it over to Ashland Avenue to hang out for awhile. If not, please throw just a few dollars to help the cause. You can find all of the information here.
— Today is Kaylee Hartung’s Birthday!
— Drew Barker got playing time and he didn’t get hurt. At least there’s still an opportunity to have a QB competition heading into the critical final three games of the season. The play from the QB will dictate the end of the season and how the 2015 season will be viewed as a whole.
— Jared Lorenzen finally got the Freaky Fast Jimmy John’s Preview right on the pregame show. Normally J-Lo’s Kryptonite, he absolutely NAILED it this week, even though none of what he said came true.
— Jabari Johnson had a career-high 8 tackles. The Senior did it on his final trip to his home-state. Hopefully family and friends were there to enjoy one of his best performances.
— A.J. Stamps decided to start hitting people again. After getting his job taken from him by Mike Edwards, the Senior responded by busting some heads. He tied a career-high in tackles with 11, lowering his shoulder to cause a couple of drops. It was nice to see the old A.J. back, but it’s not a good sign for your defense when your safety is tackling in the double-digits.
— JoJo Kemp never quit. This is really the only positive I could take away from the game upon first glance. No matter how many wheels fell off the wagon, Kemp kept driving his feet, fighting for every yard he could muster.
JoJo may not have made it passed the sticks on 4th and short, but he didn’t put his head down. When JoJo was younger, the boisterous running back may have dropped his head after receiving the ego check. Now a Junior, JoJo is leading by example. He’s been down this rough road before and knows what it takes to continue to go to work every single day, no matter how difficult the circumstance.
Even though the team we’ve seen through the last three games shares no resemblance to the team we saw at the beginning of the year, they have an opportunity to turn it all around in these final three games. If they can show the fight that JoJo gave today, they can still salvage this season.