October 26th, 2011 02:05 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn, Ole Miss
Tags: Arctic Circle, BYU, Gene Chizik, Ole Miss
Earlier this week we poked a little fun at MSU’s Dan Mullen for saying that Kentucky — if not for a few turnovers — would be a hot team right now. When it comes to puffing up an opponent, that was a pretty good line because UK wouldn’t be considered “hot” right now if they were playing in the Arctic Circle.
But we’ve got a new King of Puff in the SEC and his name is Gene Chizik. Chizik’s Auburn Tigers take on Ole Miss this Saturday and the coach called the Rebels “a very, very good football team.”
In fact, he actually said that Ole Miss is “the best 2-5 team in the country.”
How can these guys keep a straight face saying things like that?
“They’re probably a play here or a play there from winning five or six games. I think the record is not an indicator of how good they are.”
In reality, UM did finish just one play away from beating BYU in its opener. But they lost by 14 to Georgia, 23 to Vanderbilt and 45 to Alabama. One or two plays probably wouldn’t have gotten the job done.
And while last week’s loss to Arkansas was close — 29-24 — the Hogs rolled off 29 consecutive points to zoom from behind.
Best 2-5 team in the country? That should satisfy angry Rebel fans.
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