"We're not sold on Brandon Cox at quarterback. At. All."
--Orson Swindle, EDSBS, Florida fan
"For the past two years I've failed to understand the hype about Brandon Cox."
--Ryan Ferguson, AOL Fanhouse, Florida fan
"Gator fans, [Auburn] isn’t one of the stiffer SEC tests ... Auburn is not as good as UT and will also be blown out in the swamp."--Keltic Gator, Orange and Blue Hue, Florida fan
"Brandon Cox may miss his start against Florida due to heavy menstrual bleeding."
This is Brandon Cox. His final line from Saturday: 17-26, 227, 0 INTs. More importantly, his final career record vs. Florida: 2-0. He could have walked off the field in pain more than once. He could have thrown multiple interceptions under heavy pressure. He could have not led a game-winning drive.
But in the end there was nothing, not one pass, to forgive. He maybe wasn't perfect. But he was good enough to win, and that's all we've ever asked.
This is Tommy Tuberville. He just took a team that started three true freshman on the offensive line, lost to Mississippi St. at home two weeks ago, has lost starter after starter on defense and lost its best defensive player midway through the second half, and defeated the No. 4 team in the country, the defending national champions, at night on their home field. Tuberville's team became the first to beat Urban Meyer's Gators in Gainesville. A team--again--facing hurdle after hurdle after hurdle that most teams wouldn't have a hope of clearing. Somehow, Tuberville gives them that hope.
Just as, it is worth remembering, he has done time and again for the past nine years. Over, and over, and over. Every year (save one) he loses games he should win. But every year he wins games he should lose. There is no one I would rather have as Auburn's coach.