Player of the Week is…

Eric Berry.

The stat line only reads:  3 tackles, 1 pass break up.  Watch the game.  Or better yet, listen to his holiness:

“You know, we didn’t get a lot of action back there, but that’s great,” safety Eric Berry said. “Whatever is going to help us win and keep guys off of us, that’s what we need to do.

“Our (defensive) line, you should just see how they work at practice to be honest with you, just to see how they prepare for Saturdays. You’ll see why they made those big plays.”

Berry is the one UT typically relies on to make them, but it barely needed its star against the overmatched Hilltoppers.

The junior had an acrobatic pass breakup early in the game and finished with three tackles, but those numbers won’t help him win any hardware in December. Eventually Berry figures to start cranking out some highlights, but that would depend on the guys in front of him actually giving him a chance.


Eric just missed picking off a pass early in the game.  It would have been a cakewalk TD.  In his infinite wisdom Eric decided that the sportsmanlike thing to do would be knock the ball down and let Western Kentucky enjoy their season for an additional 5 minutes.

Great player, even more great of a human being.  When Mother Teresa left us a few years back there was a giant void in humanity.  Eric has clearly filled that void, on and off the field.  I hope UCLA doesn’t count on his kindness.  Eric owes them payback for a loss from last year.   I wouldn’t trade places with UCLA for all the whiskey in Ireland.


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