Tag:The Dan Patrick Show
Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:39 pm

Ingram would vote for Cam Newton..or would he?

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is far and away the leader in the Heisman race so far this season.  He has singlehandedly put the entire Auburn offense on his back this season and carried it to an 8-0 start and the top spot in the BCS polls.  Honestly, if you have a Heisman vote right now and you don't plan on giving it to Newton, you aren't doing it because you don't think he deserves it, you're only voting for somebody else to be different.

But what if you're the latest Heisman winner, and you happen to play for Auburn's biggest rival?  Is that reason enough not to vote for Newton to win the Heisman?  Possibly, but Mark Ingram went on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and said he'd throw a vote Newton's way if he feels he deserves it.

"We'll see what happens," Ingram said. "We'll see how the rest of the season plays out and who keeps playing the best football. They're definitely playing the best football out of everybody right now.

"If he's the best and has been the best so far, I wouldn't have no problem. I'm a real person and I can't hate on the man."

That's right, Ingram "wouldn't have no problem" voting for Newton.  Could it be that Ingram is intentionally using the double-negative to throw off the scent, and that he has no intention of voting for Newton?  Now, as we've seen in the past, the proper usage of grammar and syntax can be a problem for members of the Alabama football team .  It's very possible that Nick Saban 's misuse of the english language has transferred to the rest of the team like some unstoppable virus, hell bent on creating run-on sentences and leaving participles dangling.

But, no, I believe Ingram is too smart for that.  He's obviously just trying to fool us all into thinking he supports Newton's campaign.  Well he hasn't fooled this blogger!

I'm on to you, Ingram.

Hat tip: CFT
Posted on: September 22, 2010 1:46 pm

Lane Kiffin responds to Fulmer's comments

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last Saturday former Tennessee head coach and current CBS analyst Phillip Fulmer appeared on College Football Today and said some things about another former Tennessee coach, and current USC head honcho, Lane Kiffin.   More specifically Fulmer said that he's glad Kiffin is gone and called him "arrogant."   Well, Kiffin appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday and responded to Fulmer's comments.
"I was disappointed with that, Dan, and the reason I say that is because he never met me," Kiffin said. "And I've reached out a number of times to him, through people at the university, through people in the community. ... And he always declined to do that. And so I think that was the hard part to hear that said about somebody you had the opportunity to meet but never met. But just like I said from the day when I got there, I have great respect for Coach Fulmer and what he did there and the great run that he had. And to me he deserves to be a hall of fame coach."
Kiffin also went on to answer a question about whether he'd consider bringing the Trojans to Knoxville to play the Vols and said that he already tried to make it happen in Atlanta at the Chik-Fil-A Bowl next year, but was rebuffed.  He then said he'll keep trying and would like to schedule a home-and-home, saying that Neyland Stadium was "one of the greatest stadiums in America and the game-day atmosphere there is awesome. I would love to bring our team there for our players and our fans to experience that."

Good luck with that, Lane.  Something tells me that Tennessee won't be welcoming you back to Knoxville any time soon.  If they did, it'd likely be some kind of trap and I'm not sure you'd get out alive.

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