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Tuesday Question - 9/21/10

Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is ...

Let's pour out some frustration once more:  which assistant ought to be closest to the unemployment line?

That's right, hottytoddy13, while you're out texting and driving (please, please, please) the rest of us are being reasonable.  If we fire Houston Nutt, we should feel like those damn Brits that sent Winston Churchill packing right after he won that war for them (in this metaphor, Dexter McCluster is an RAF pilot, who distinguished himself in the dog-fighting over London).  Now, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the other hand, that might be a different story.*

Let's play firing squad.

Who are the top suspects:

Tyrone Nix.  After three games against the worst three offenses we may face all season long, the Rebels are in the low 40's in total defensive statistics.  Japanese pirates have de-finned us and thrown us back into the ocean to flounder about.  Watching some of our players makes it clear that talent is not lacking to be, at least, not a big embarrassment.  So, the buck stops with you, big guy.

Derrick Nix.  Though a great deal can be attributed to play-calling, our backs themselves have some flaws.  We've heard that Brandon Bolden might have some endurance issues.  We've seen him with tape on his leg.  Fumble problems persist.  These are the sorts of things that may very well come down to a lack of good coaching from Derrick.

Kim Dameron.  I have absolutely no clue what this guy brings to the table.  Never have.  And our secondary has been a damned disaster.

Dave Rader.  Well, his eventual canning was pretty predictable.  Though, he might be the most likley to get axed (his co-coordinator, Markuson, has been with Nutt too long), I think we all saw strong mechanical improvement in Nathan Stanley.  I think that boy was well-coached.

Terry Price.  The biggest reason our defense hasn't been the same is because the pressure is about a half-second behind where it needs to be.  I keep seeing Rebels in the backfield, but they never get where they need to be.**

Every one of you blockheads, who six months ago were blaming Pete Boone for trying to ruin Ole Miss football through a perceived bad relationship with Houston Nutt, but will, in six months, be protesting that "Penny-pinching Pete" is too scared to pull the trigger and fire Nutt.  I don't want to fire our coach or our athletic director.  I want to fire every single one of you hypocritical, knee-jerk "fans."***

*If you're thinking that this metaphor presents a perfect opportunity to compare someone to the Nazis, think again.  That ain't never been cool.

**On top of the quarterback.  In a non-sexually threatening way.

***Do I mean this?  Probably about 65% of it.