Week 7 has us singing a new verse of an old tune.
The biggest news this week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was
Tua Tagovailoa's sprained knee the return of beloved stadium anthem "Dixieland Delight" for the Crimson Tide's game against Missouri.
The fan favorite -- by the band Alabama, the three-time Country Music Association Entertainers of the Year -- was last played in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015, but was nixed due to the annotations made by a large segment of the crowd (their additions in parentheses):
Spend my dollar (on beer)
Parked in a holler 'neath the mountain moonlight (Roll Tide)
Hold her up tight (against the wall)
Make a little lovin' (all night)
A little turtle dovin' on a Mason Dixon night (F--- Auburn)
Fits my life (and LSU)
Oh so right (and Tennessee, too)
My Diiiixielaaaaaaaaand Delight
Such a shame to corrupt a beautiful tune about ... what's that now? We'll let Wikipedia break it down:
"The song's title refers to the girlfriend of the singer. Later in the song, [songwriter Ronnie] Rogers conjures up images of various forest animals (e.g. a white-tailed buck and a red-tailed hawk) and how they bring peace to him, before returning to how the main character plans to become intimate with his girlfriend during their weekend outing."
Seems like the perfect jam to get the people going in the fourth quarter. So along come athletic director Greg Byrne, Tide running back Damien Harris, UA student body president Price McGiffert and one Miss Terry Saban, begging fans to let "Dixieland Delight" live by not saying the very bad words.
And we're pleased to report that it made its triumphant return, albeit with an assist from the stadium's speaker system which blasted the word "beat" over the offending word before Auburn.
Miss Terry is so very proud of y'all. "Dixieland Delight" lives to see another day. Now let's see what happens when the song plays in the Iron Bowl.
Warning: You might get fired up
LSU defensive end Breiden Fehoko, from Hawaii, performs a haka outside Tiger Stadium with his dad to get ready for Georgia. In retrospect, this was probably a bad sign for the Dawgs, who lost 36-16.
Ohio State's band has joined your mom in learning how to floss.
Meanwhile, Iowa State not only treated its fans to a 30-14 upset of No. 6 West Virginia, but also this scene at halftime.
Just when you thought the music of John Williams couldn't get any better.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 14, 2018
Presenting: Jurassic Park theme by the Iowa State band AND dancing, inflatable dinosaur people. pic.twitter.com/L6BhBog4qY
A decade of Dabo
A year ago today, Clemson introduced Dabo Swinney as its interim head coach following the ouster of Tommy Bowden. The Tigers released a video to commemorate the anniversary.
Was it in the basement?
Did you know Texas A&M and South Carolina played for a trophy? Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp did not.
Told the trophy for the A&M-SC game is called the Bonham Trophy, named after Alamo hero James Bonham, who was from South Carolina, Will Muschamp asks, "Is he in The Alamo movie? That was a hell of a movie." Then adds: "Hell, we ain't won it, so we ain't got it over here."— TexAgs (@TexAgs) October 10, 2018
According to myaggienation.com, the trophy hasn't been seen in past years because it has actually been at the Alamo. It'll stay there for the fifth year as the Aggies are 5-0 against South Carolina since joining the SEC.
Wanna see it? Here it is being held by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
Just kicking it around
Tennessee forced a Jarrett Stidham fumble and bounced it down the field until picking it up for a touchdown.
Off the bench
What they're wearing
Illinois honored a legend for its homecoming game against Purdue.
Ole Miss wore all whites for its visit to Arkansas.
West Virginia suiting up in the Stormtrooper unis for its night game at Iowa State.