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KSR Show Thread 9/11: Xavier Peters is free

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53 Comments for KSR Show Thread 9/11: Xavier Peters is free

  1. ClutchCargo
    10:03 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Woo Hoo!!! So glad to have Xavier Peters available. The better the front 7 gets, the better the secondary looks.

    • J-Dub421
      10:05 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Good news everyone! We’ve got Xavier Peters now!

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:06 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, I hope he’s ready. I’m surprised the NCAA didn’t wait until 2 minutes before kickoff to let UK know.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:12 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      May he has been getting practice reps with the 1’s all along, and he would have been suited up and ready to run on the field in that case. FU, NCAA! Haha!

    • J-Dub421
      10:21 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yet they still managed to clear Justin Fields and other BEFORE the start of the season….

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:30 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      The Justin Fields thing was garbage IMO. They cleared him because supposedly a baseball player at Georgia yelled a racial slur at him. Yeah, I’m sure there are ZERO racists at any school the size of OSU. Give me a break.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:37 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      At least that’s what I remember hearing the reason was. If there were other issues that got him cleared I never heard about them. Racism is ugly, but you can’t tell me it exists at UGA, but that OSU is pure as the wind driven snow in that area.

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:05 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Okay, so as I’ve mentioned here before, Troy’s radio play-by-play guy, Barry McKnight, is also a sports talk show host here in Montgomery. His co-host is John Longshore (the star of the video I made where he’s “stalking” Nick Saban…haha).

    I call their show sometimes, and I emailed them about Sawyer Smith being the guy now that TW is out. Barry emailed me back with this:

    “Sawyer Smith will excel, I promise you! He will be just fine!

    Man Who Saw Every Collegiate Snap Of His”

    • J-Dub421
      10:06 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m still bummed out about Terry though…

    • ClutchCargo
      10:08 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Sounds good to me. People forget that Gran and Hinshaw have a track record of a good passing attack when the personnel is there. I really think we will be fine, offensively. I just worry about what happens if SS has to come out. Bowden can run the wildcat for a few snaps, but I don’t think Wood is really to step up.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:09 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Oh I’m definitely bummed about Terry mainly because he seems like such a good dude.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:10 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I hate it for Terry, too. But he will bounce back, and I’m not worried about that at all.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:14 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      And yes, I hope Smith stays healthy. Last night I was watching the show on SEC Network with Jordan Rogers and DJ Shockley, and they were talking about how Smith hasn’t seen a defense (they seemed to mostly focus on the pass rush) like UF. That is true, but he also didn’t have UK’s OL in front of him at Troy. If he is protected he can be productive IMO. I would be more concerned that he may have an adjustment to make because of the speed of SEC DB’s and LB’s, as long as our OL stays healthy.

      OK, I used a LOT of acronyms there. LOL!

    • J-Dub421
      10:18 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I want Smith to do well, I’m just not over my Terry heartbreak yet. I’m trying to get there before Saturday.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:30 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I feel bad for Terry as well, but I am encouraged because I know he is a strong person, and he will succeed – no matter if that means a complete comeback as QB, or some other way to be productive in life.

  3. Realme
    10:25 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Beating Florida last year was not a fluke. There were previous games where the officials couldn’t watch the play clock, or where we beat them if not for wildly stupid mistakes. They are lucky we haven’t won 3-4 times in the Stoops era.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:30 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      There have been many “flukes” over the 30+ years where we should have won, if not for a terrible call/no call or bonehead mistakes on our part. I refuse to apologize for finally getting the benefit of those breaks last year. As for the UF game, we ran it down their throats and dared them to do anything about it..

    • J-Dub421
      10:34 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      It’s not like we won on a last second play against Florida last season. We beat them outright.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:34 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I remember listening to the game that ended with the Wuerffel to Doering pass (I have NO idea if I spelled those names right). Back then I had to pull in 84 or 1530 on the radio, and I remember Ralph Hacker sounded as sad as me when he called the TD. Of course, even if we had won that game, you’re still talking like a 25 year streak until last year I think (that was 92 right?).

  4. RealCatsFan
    10:28 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Not sports related, but absolutely pertinent to the show and the day. I was driving in right about the time the memorial started. My vision started getting blurry when they started reading off all the names. Once again the enormity of the event hit me hard. All those people lost, and all those lives altered forever.

    About a week after the event, we learned that we were expecting. I vividly remember the mixture of joy at what was to come, and apprehension at the state of the world that our child would be born into.

    Let’s try to get back to the sense of unity that swept across the nation after 9/11. Somehow we lost that over the years since then. We need to always remember the awful damage that hatred can spawn. Never forget!

    • RealCatsFan
      10:31 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      BTW, I tuned in late – where is Matt? Is he actually at the Ground Zero Memorial?

    • ClutchCargo
      10:37 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      RCF, very similar situation for me back in 2001. In my case, my daughter (our first child, who my wife and I tried for years to have) was about 2 months old and I’m sitting there feeding her a bottle and watching the devastation unfold on live TV. I still get misty eyed thinking about that moment.

    • J-Dub421
      10:38 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      On 9/11 I was fresh out of college, and was working at a daycare. I can remember watching over a bunch of peacefully sleeping 4 year olds as I was watching the news coverage. Those two things were so incongruous.

    • Realme
      10:38 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      So well said, RCF. I managed to not think about 9/11 this year until waking up this morning, but reminders still make me cry. We had a major life event, our wedding day, 11 days later. Had guests still stranded out of the country who barely made it. The unity our political leaders was once in a lifetime.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:43 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      The videos and pics are still gut wrenching.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:48 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      J-Dub, on the radio this morning they were talking about all the acts of heroism that day – even in areas that were not directly affected. They mentioned a teacher at one of the local schools who had to figure out what to do with all of the kids who had lost a parent in the tragedy and had no one to come pick them up. Just having one kid lose a parent would be heartbreaking, but then they had probably dozens of them affected.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:12 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I remember directly after the towers fell, there were projections that upwards of 10,000 people passed away. Losing 3000 souls is tragic, but the fact that the numbers were not much higher is a testament to the courageous actions of the first responders who helped get the survivors to safety.

    • J-Dub421
      11:13 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      That’s awful, RCF. I just played with the kids basically didn’t let them know what was going on because they were really too young to understand and I didn’t want to traumatize them. Every single kid got picked up really early that day.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:21 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I worked at Ford at the time in the IT department, and in the morning everyone was gathered around the TV in the lunchroom. By late afternoon most had gone home. Wasn’t much getting done that day, or even the rest of the week, for that matter.

      I remember how strange it was to see absolutely NO aircraft in the sky for about a week afterwards. My parents had been on a trip to Newfoundland, and their plane went through the northeast. I remember the feeling of dread as I tried to call the airlines to try to find out what was going on with their flight, as they were traveling that day. They ended up having to rent a car and drive home from the Northeast. I was very thankful that they were safe and sound.

    • J-Dub421
      11:24 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      A friend of my parents was in Germany for work and got stuck there for several extra days because all the airports were shut down.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:59 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I wasn’t married yet, and my now wife has a friend (knows her from church) who had just gotten a job at the Winnipeg airport. I think it was only her 2nd or 3rd day. They got the message that aircraft were being ordered to land immediately, and I don’t think they knew why at first. All kinds of flights landed there that weren’t due to, and the lady I think worked in a position where she was very hands on with some procedures (I think she worked for the head of the airport or a VP or something), so needless to say they were scrambling.

    • Matt10
      12:11 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I really hoped to get through the site today without seeing comments like these. The loss of life was obviously devastating but 9/11 had nothing to with Islam or hatred. Steel buildings do not fall at free fall, symmetrically into their own footprints without the help of explosives. 9/11 was a false flag meant to justify the illegal invasion of multiple countries to begin a disgustingly profitable War on Terror. If you believe the official story you are simply not paying attention.
      The Fire Commissioners of Franklin Square-Munson Fire Department, Nassau County New York recently voted unanimously to support the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry’s Grand Jury Petition for a new investigation, in light of overwhelming evidence of explosives. The University of Alaska just published a huge study proving building 7 did not collapse from fire but from controlled demolition. If you haven’t seen video of that collapse you haven’t seen the biggest smoking gun of 9/11.
      Lets remember the fallen from 9/11 but let’s remember that it was our own government that did it.

    • ibescootch
      1:47 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Even if there was a modicum of truth in your statement about explosives, only someone with a predisposition toward hating the government would assume their involvement (for some bizarre reason). Every other person with a rational brain would come to the conclusion that the same terrorists planted explosives as an alternative, or a supplement to the planes.

      Goodness, why am I even wasting my breath?

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      1:35 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      If you’re going to throw out that kind of thing, I would appreciate it if you cited your sources and included links. I’ve heard conspiracy theories since the day it happened, but I’ve heard nothing of the alleged lawsuit nor the study you mentioned.

      BTW, do you not find it interesting that there is video of Bin Laden admitting he did it? I know, I know…”That’s doctored video, blah, blah, blah.” I could say the same thing about any video you might link.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:07 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Excuse me while I go put my foil hat on…

    • J-Dub421
      3:24 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Jet fuel burns pretty hot, and a bunch of it got dumped when the planes hit, hence fire melting steel and building collapse. Quit with the conspiracy theories.

    • grammarpoliceUK
      6:30 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m a retired firefighter and was working that day. And having known some of the firefighters who died, it was extremely emotional RCF. Then 16 days later my only daughter was born. Talk about running a gauntlet of emotions in a short time period! Shew!

  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:42 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    I will say this in SOMEWHAT of a defense of Saban on that: yesterday some Bham talk show hosts (their show gets piped in here) compared LSU’s non-conference home schedule to Bama’s, and it’s no better. However, they get all these night games even against garbage opponents, apparently because of the mystique surrounding Death Valley at night. So there is that.

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:47 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Smith is from Cantonment, FL, which is near Pensacola, not Gainesville. I don’t know if he grew up a Gator fan or not.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:49 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I think I recall reading that he was not a Gators fan.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:06 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I have a feeling our new guy ain’t either thanks to joining FSU and then moving to us.

    • J-Dub421
      11:21 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Xavier Peters is from Ohio, so I doubt he would have grown up a Florida fan.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:26 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I meant he probably hates the Gators.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:29 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I think TheTruth is saying that Peters is a Gator Hater as a result of attending FSU, not that he had to overcome a horrible childhood as a UF fan. 😉

    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Let’s find out how much Peters doesn’t like Florida on Saturday by sending him after Franks!

  7. RealCatsFan
    11:17 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Pretty “meh” out of conference home basketball schedule, IMO.

    • J-Dub421
      11:22 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t care a whole lot about our schedule. I just want to win!!!

    • Realme
      11:29 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m the same as Jdub, but do understand if season ticket holders are mad.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:30 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I intentionally don’t even look at the schedule when it is posted. Not ready for that yet, not to mention that the early season schedule is fairly uninspiring typically.

    • J-Dub421
      11:32 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      One month to BBM.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:36 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      The way I look at it, the situation for season ticket holders will take care of itself. If it gets to the point where people stop paying for season tickets, then the schedule will have to get better in order to fill the seats. I don’t even bother to send a postcard in for the October season ticket lottery anymore. There is no way I would pay to see all of the nonconference games we have. It’s a good opportunity to take the kids and have good seats, but just a game or two per season like that is plenty for me.

  8. secrick
    11:27 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

    How are we getting players like Peters? Someone is doing a heck of a job. I’m worried about the new quarterback having to start against the number 9 team in the country.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:32 am September 11, 2019 Permalink

      We’re about to fix that number 9 ranking, rick. Will that make you feel better? 😉