In what has certainly become routine so far this season, the injury bug has bitten again, this time sophomore safety (and resident Soul Feaster) Sean Baker. Stan Parrish confirmed on his radio show last night that Baker would definitely miss the Auburn game, potentially more, as this is an injury that does require surgery. Souls in Auburn can rest easy as sophomore Josh Howard will replace Baker in the lineup and I cannot get across how gigantic of a blow this is for the Cardinal defense.
The good news for the Cardinals is that Auburn is only #2 in the SEC in passing. Hey… we could be playing #1!!! Sigh.
To be truthful, I’m not sure what exactly else could possibly go wrong this season. This team is 0-3, has lost three starters to injury, lost to an FCS team, a Sun Belt team, and Army. What the hell is next? An outbreak of stigmata? Perhaps a giant sinkhole under Scheumann Stadium? King Kong climbs to the top of the press box with Jo Ann Gora? Well… actually, that wouldn’t be so bad.
There are of course, a plethora of sayings and old time adages that are applicable to this given situation. “When it rains it pours” is certainly appropriate. “It’s always darkest before the dawn” certainly makes sense, but there is something far better. With the pending bowl of yuck we’re about to be served, I find this to be the mood of the day…
At some point or another “How bad can it get?” comes into play, and I’m fairly positive after injuries to Madaris Grant, Seth White, and now Sean Baker, along with the chaos on the offensive line, coupled with inexperience all over the field… this is that time. Buckle up, boys and girls, because this plane is on a bumpy ride.
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