In which a 40-year-old Commodore supporter whose doctor won't let him drink until Wednesday unpacks the result of today's (yes, today's) 40 Ounces Of Whoop Ass.
* Man, Kentucky is awful. I mean really awful. I don't think there's any disputing that they've settled in under us as the absolute dregs of the SEC, not when they had won 8 of the last 10 before the coming of CJF. Two straight blowouts, including today's road conference shutout that sent the writers to the back of the media guide for dates like 1982 and 1968...it's clear that Vanderbilt football is still heading in the right direction as many other teams in this league are...not.
* I really wish we could get Austyn Carta-Samuels some live reps with the first team where he isn't just handing off, but the problem with switching to glide up by 5 touchdowns is that you can't really throw the ball without looking like an asshole. Or a Spurrier. But I repeat myself.
* I'm about over this rolling out of bed at 8:45 for kickoff. On the other hand, now I have all day to celebrate and carry on with a light heart and a clear conscience.
* I doubt we're going to see Warren Norman return next year, which is a shame. So much potential in the first year and a half, so much injury in the subsequent year and a half. I expect Tate and Kimbrow to be the inside-outside punch next year, with (hopefully) Johnathan Ford on the changeup and a healthy Seymour in reserve (and possibly returning kicks) - and for whatever reason, #5 doesn't seem to figure in CJF's plans.
* Seriously, y'all, there are some ghastly teams in this conference and we're not one of them. How ghastly? Somebody wrote a piece on SBNation about the ACC offering refuge to four SEC teams - and they named Auburn, Kentucky, Tennesee and Arkansas and NOT US.
* I'm concerned about Ole Miss, but hey - we have two conference wins on the road, why not a third? If we really are getting it together, this is certainly the time to peak. Beating Ole Miss would clinch 6 wins and .500 in the conference, just like 2008...and if we win out, we'd finish with 8 wins and over .500 in the conference for the first time since 1982, when there were only 6 SEC games in an 11 game schedule. I really do think the Rebels are the biggest test left on the schedule, but there's only one game we HAVE to win out of the last three. It's a moral imperative. I want our third scalp of an SEC coach this season.