The Fearless Friday Forecast

 

As the calendar turns to October, let’s hope we have better luck with the Fearless Friday Forecast:

1.  Florida at Alabama: Alabama proved last week at Arkansas that it is good enough and certainly tough enough to at least think about repeating as national champions. The Crimson Tide secondary was vulnerable to the pass but grew up as the game went along. Florida also did some growing up last week by using freshman quarterback Trey Burton in the Wildcat package. He scored a school-record six touchdowns against Kentucky. Alabama coach Nick Saban will try to turn this into a blue collar football game while Florida will hope to hit some big plays against a rebuilt Crimson Tide secondary. Alabama 24, Florida 14.

2.  Miami at Clemson: Clemson has had a week off since a tough overtime loss at Auburn. The question I have is whether or not Miami quarterback Jacory Harris can keep from being an interception machine on the road. He had four at Ohio State on Sept. 11 and two last week at Pittsburgh. Clemson won a shootout (40-37) last year at Miami. This one, played at Death Valley, will feature less scoring but the outcome will be the same. Clemson 17, Miami 14.

3. Georgia Tech at Wake Forest: Wake Forest got off to a 2-0 start by beating Presbyterian and Duke and scoring 107 points in the process. Since then it’s been pretty bleak for the Deacons, losing 68-24 at Stanford and 31-0 at Florida State. The Deacons have given up 147 points against their three Division I-A opponents. I’m not sure why, but Georgia Tech didn’t really have a sense of urgency in last week’s  45-28 loss to N.C. State. The Yellow Jackets bounce back and go to 3-2. Georgia Tech 42, Wake Forest 21.

4. Georgia at Colorado: It was tempting pick Colorado because I don’t know if there is any fight left in this Georgia team. But Colorado (2-1) is so bad and A.J. Green is finally available for the Bulldogs. Colorado will be welcoming back its 1990 AP national championship team but, fortunately for the Bulldogs, Eric Bienemy will not be suiting up for the Buffs.  But you know what? I just talked myself out of picking Georgia. It’s time for this team to man up. I’ll believe it when I see it. Colorado 21, Georgia 20.

5. Virginia Tech at N.C. State: The Wolfpack is 4-0 and showed it was legit last week by winning at Georgia Tech. The young Virginia Tech defense has improved since a 33-30 loss to Boise State on Sept. 6. But has it improved enough to handle N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson? I think not. N.C. State 28, Virginia Tech 24.

6. Tennessee at LSU: LSU has won four ugly games and on Saturday in Baton Rouge the Tigers will win ugly again. Undermanned Tennessee has played four straight home games to open the season. The Vols needed double overtime and five missed UAB field goals to win last week. LSU’s defense may be the best in the SEC. Its offense, given the talent at hand, might be the worst. LSU 24, Tennessee 3.

7. Stanford at Oregon: If not for Florida-Alabama this would be the best game on the board this weekend. Oregon had to work to win at Arizona State last week but I still think the Ducks are a Top 10 team. Stanford is just mashing everybody they play and Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the Pac-10. I like the speed of Oregon and the home field edge of Autzen Stadium, where Stanford has lost its last four visits. Oregon 28, Stanford 24.

8. Texas vs. Oklahoma (Dallas):  Man, the air sure went out of this game when Texas lost to UCLA  (34-12) last week. It was the worst Texas loss at home in the Mack Brown era and the Longhorns simply we not ready to play.  That’s won’t be the case this week. Oklahoma has had close wins over Utah State, Air Force, and Cincinnati. It could be that we are looking at two pretty average teams. Look for Texas to commit to stopping the run and hope that OU quarterback Landry Jones won’t beat them. He will. Oklahoma 28, Texas 24.

9. Kentucky at Ole Miss: Kentucky has come back down to Earth after last week’s trip to the woodshed at Florida. But the Ole Miss defense has struggled all season and it won’t be better without DE Kentrell Lockett, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Kentucky 31, Ole Miss 21.

10. Wisconsin at Michigan State: Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio returns after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago after a win over Notre Dame. Dantonio will work from the press box. I like Sparty at home. Michigan State 21, Wisconsin 17.

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Programming note: Among our guests on the “Barnhart and Durham” show on Friday will be Caulton Tudor, veteran columnist of the Raleigh News & Observer. He will give us the latest on the growing story surrounding the troubled football program at North Carolina. Rachel Baribeau of TideSports.com joins us to break down Saturday’s Florida-Alabama game. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on www.790thezone.com.

313 comments Add your comment

TampaGator

October 1st, 2010
9:32 pm

Things got harder this afternoon when it was announced that Caleb Stugis, Florida’s placekicker and kick off specialist, has been lost for 6 to 8 games. Chas Henry will become the kicker and he has never kicked field goals or extra points in a college game….I just hope the game does not come down to making or missing a late field goal….which it could.

BamaTideRoll…..obviously you have not watched Florida play this year. One of their strengths so far has been the ability to almost completely shut down the running game with a great scheme…and very talented and very deep defensive lineman….very good and very fast linebackers….and a secondary that can play man to man against any team’s receivers. Ingram and Richardson are really good….but I don’t think they are going to roll over Florida’s defensive front this time…too deep….too good. Bama is going to have to pass to win the game. I am not worried about the Gator D. I am worried about Florida’s offensive coordinator calling nothing but dive plays up the middle and 2 yard passes all night.

Alabama #14

October 1st, 2010
10:28 pm

Florida may stay with Alabama early, but eventually Bama’s size and strength on the offensive line and RB will wear down the florida D. Florida’s D was not built to stop the run–they have a bunch of speed guys designed to rush the passer, which doesn’t work against Alabama. Alabama wins pretty easily, pulling away in the second half. Alabama 30 Fla 19

jumbeauxtiger

October 1st, 2010
11:19 pm

TampaGator

October 1st, 2010
9:32 pm

“I am worried about Florida’s offensive coordinator calling nothing but dive plays up the middle and 2 yard passes all night.”

Tiger fans can relate to that. If he does, he shouldn’t be permitted to even get on the plane back to Gainesville.

SEC Fact Checker(the real one)

October 1st, 2010
11:27 pm

Tampa Gator..

I know you have a hard time with this, but if you look back at the USF game at which I was at, remember the long drive that the Bulls had against UF and all the running that was done during that drive. Do you think Alabama’s run game is worse than last year? Do you think Florida’s run defense is better than last years? The answer is a resounding NO to both, and I know UF plans on putting up a 5-2 front against Alabama, what do you think Duke, Penn State, and Arkansas did, they practically ran a 6-2 look against Alabama and could not slow them down. I know you are doing all you can to make yourself feel better about UF, but you and I both know, this version of UF football is still searching to find some identity. Another thing, do you really think Urban will risk Demps against Alabama? If he does then he knows he is desperate. I hope the game is a good one, and I hope it comes down to the 4th quarter just to make ESPN/ABC game less appealing.

Good luck to the gators, I hope you went back to the last time an insulted me by questioning my attendance at two games on the same day. Just to make you aware, I had my choice of games to work this weekend, however my daughter has a gymnastics meet on Sunday a.m. and being a decent father, I passed on the Alabama/ Florida game. Go back and check my response to your allegations.

Take care.

hop

October 2nd, 2010
6:40 am

tony.. your comments are lacking similiar to your lousey picks! how do you keep your job ? it is certainly not because of your expert insight or you would have been gone a long time ago.

your simple generic views are a dime a dozen and lack any real substance,but that goes to show you any hack can be hired as a “football expert”.

professor

October 2nd, 2010
6:47 am

Did Georgia just lose 3 games in a row?

professor

October 2nd, 2010
6:50 am

I almost forgot. ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!

Mark my Word

October 2nd, 2010
7:21 am

I predict Virginia will upset Jimbo’s Florida State team.

*FSU is 0-1 on the road giving up a whopping 47 points.

Georgia Wins!

October 2nd, 2010
7:42 am

Georgia will beat colorado–bet the house! Their coaching staff is even worse than georgia’s and their talent level? Fuggetaboutit! Dawgs roll by 20.

Gatorman

October 2nd, 2010
8:29 am

Let me imitate a Bulldog fan talking about Tech: “Duh, Duh, Tech’s a loser program, Duh, Duh.” Now that’s what happens when cousins marry each other. They are starting to act like Texas A&M, where beating their state rival is their whole season.

Big Red

October 2nd, 2010
8:49 am

Tony , Toneeeee, 1 point. I think(hope) the Dawgs will show up today! They have been poorly unprepared and undeciplined all year.

bamaguy

October 2nd, 2010
8:56 am

Gator Fans: We will find out tonight at 8PM who is right on their pick. But there is no shame in a loss on this one on either side.

Let the Clash of the Titans begin. Last two National Champions playing each other; college football just doesn’t get any better than that! OK fellas, time for me head to Tuscaloosa.

gt

October 2nd, 2010
8:59 am

Meyers really thinks Fla. can beat Ala. I am beginning to think so too. He has that coach’s smirk on his face, like he has got something for the Tide.

Clemson will beat Miami worse than 3 points. Clemson may be our class team if State is not. If you can hang with Auburn at Auburn you are a pretty good football team. Auburn after today may be the class of the SEC. Miami has great players that can’t get their assignments right ,very much like Georgia.

State beats the tar out of Va.Tech and for once and all stops this name recognition game picking. One of the problems the ACC has is there is a shifting of the guard, and the old teams that were strong are no longer. Va. Tech and Miami are not the cream of the ACC or anywhere. It is like the SEC with Georgia. Based on Georgia the SEC sucks this year. Not a real picture.

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
9:24 am

@hop

What’s up with all the whining? This is a blog — it’s not supposed to be a novel. Tony has a long history as a well respected sports writer. He doesn’t have to prove his mettle on this blog. He is giving us CFB fans a place to congregate and share our own views. If you feel that your writing skills or football knowledge are so superior, then why don’t you post something insightful and compelling rather than ranting about Tony’s picks. There are plenty of gambling sites out there if you’re into playing point spreads.

I think that it was Delbert who recommended the NYT sports blogs in an earlier post. I respect Delbert’s opinion, so I went and checked it out. They have some good writers, but of the several recent blog posts on their “Quad” site for college sports, most had no comments whatsoever. The blog with the most responses had 3 comments posted.

I, for one, appreciate the fact that Tony is willing to lend his name to this blog and provide those of us who enjoy discussing CFB with a place to gather. The Trolls are often bothersome here, but that’s the price one pays for open access. At least there are other fans here. If I just wanted to write my opinions down, I could use a word processor. I’m here for the interaction with the other fans.

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day for football and I hope that everyone has a good time gathering with friends and family to enjoy the sport that we love. Best of luck to everyone and may the best teams win. As many others have often noted… they usually do.

RTR!!!

TampaGator

October 2nd, 2010
9:27 am

SEC Fact Checker…..

In reference to the USF game….which you say you attended along with the game in Bama…..the running backs for USF had hardly any yardage. Almost all of USF’s rushing yards….which most of it came in the first half of the game….was from when the quarterback ran on non-designed running plays and first trying to pass the ball. I do not believe the Bama QB has those kind of rushing skills. Other than that…Florida shut down USF’s regular rushing plays. Kentucky came into last week with a very good rushing attack and….except for garbage yards late in the game when the victory was already determined….Kentucky could not run at all. Stick your head in the sand if you like….but Florida has a very good defensive front 7….much better than Penn State, DUKE…are you comparing Florida to DUKE???….and Arkansas. Florida will not lose the game because of defense. But they might win because the offense puts a total game together. The big thing….BAMA will not be able to wear down Florida this year with the running game….Florida is too good and too deep on the defensive line for that to happen….here are the defensive tackles who could all start for other SEC teams:
-Omar Hunter (big time run stopper so far this year)
-Jaye Howard (best defensive tackle in the SEC so far this year)
-Terron Sanders (started on the last NC team)
-Lawrence Marsh (started on the last NC team)
-Brandon Antwine (first backup on the last NC team)
-Sharief Floyd (best freshman DT in the country this year)
-Dominique Easley (one of the best freshman DT in the country…but has been hurt and will be ready to play against Bama today)

The wearing down might be on the other foot today with those guys coming at you in waves….along with Justin Trattou, Duke Lemmens, William Green, Larentree McCray, and Ronald Powell from the defensive end and LB postions in the 5-2.

And….Janoris Jenkins (probably the best CB in the country other than the kid at LSU), Jeremy Brown (outstanding player), Cody Riggs (has been really good as a freshman nickel back), Ahmad Black (one of the best strong safeties in the country), Will Hill (very good free safety when his head is on right), and Matt Elam (outstanding freshman DB) in the defensive backfield.

And….very good and very fast linebackers in A.J. Jones, Brandon Hicks, Nerion Ball, Joe Bostic, and Jelani Jenkins that should give Bama fits all day.

Yes….I think Florida is BETTER on defense than they were last year. And they are coming on strong on offense as well.

This is going to be a very good football game, I think. But BAMA certainly has the kind of team that could dominate anyone if all the pistons they have are firing at the same time.

….and…if you read my earlier post….I picked BAMA (not Florida) to win the game in a tight one. With Florida winning the rematch in Atlanta later in the year.

TampaGator

October 2nd, 2010
9:36 am

Alabama #14….that speed worked two years ago….the problem last year was that Lawrence Marsh (starting DT last year), Terron Sanders (Starting DT last year), A.J. Jones (all SEC pick this year at LB), and Carlos Dunlap did not play in the SEC championship game last year. Florida only had two healthy DTs in the game and Bama did wear them down…..NOT THIS YEAR…MY FRIEND. Omar Hunter at 300 lbs and Jaye Howard at 300 lbs and not just very big….they are very fast and strong. And they are backed up by two former NC game starters at DT…in Marsh and Sanders….and another former starter in Brandon Antwine….and two terrific freshman in Sharieff Floyd and Dominque Easly….NOPE…FLORIDA is NOT going to be worn down today. They might not win…but “wearing down” is not going to be the problem.

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
9:47 am

@TampaGator – “I do not believe the Bama QB has those kind of rushing skills.”

If you are going to imply that Greg McElroy can’t run the ball, then I would ask you to watch the play that starts at the 3:57 mark in this video and think about that statement for a moment…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6JL_U84S7g

;-)

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
9:53 am

Oh yeah… If you want to see Greg run one “up the gut” (at the goal line), go to the 6:33 mark.

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
9:59 am

My personal favorite Greg McElroy rush in that game is the one where he takes a 2 yard loss at the 7:56 mark.

But this is a new year and a new game.

Big Red

October 2nd, 2010
10:29 am

unless fla quarterback has made a huge improvement this week they ain’t go beat bama.

Big Red

October 2nd, 2010
10:32 am

Gatorman , let me imitate a Fla. quarterback ” waaann, waaann, I want my mama”.

Bud

October 2nd, 2010
10:40 am

Hope “Little Urby” is feeling better today, last time he played Bama he did’nt.

DIT

October 2nd, 2010
11:37 am

I look forward to the UF/Bama game tonight. Should be a good game, but I just don’t think that UF will be able to hang with Bama in the 4th qtr. Of course what do I know, I thought UGA would have beaten ARk & MSU!!! If Bama takes UF lightly, which I can’t see that happening, but if so UF could sneak up and beat them. UF just can’t let Bama get more than 10 points ahead in the 1st 3 qtrs. Gators are not use to playing catch up. Bama has. Good luck to both teams represent the SEC well!

Like to say that UGA will wake up out of their funk, but seeing is believing. I have to see it first. CU 28 UGA 10 That hurts posting that.

From Where I Sit

October 2nd, 2010
11:59 am

Man Tony,

It is obivious that you hate FL and I do not know why!

Gators win the East and destroy GA in Jax again this year!

Enough Said!

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
12:07 pm

@From Where I Sit – “Gators win the East and destroy GA in Jax again this year!”

And you can’t understand why a Georgia grad hates the Gators? ;-)

True_Crimson

October 2nd, 2010
12:26 pm

DIT,

I think that the Crimson Tide has a special team this year, but I don’t think that they have yet fully gelled as a team, nor have they played up to their full potential thus far. What bothers me about forecasting the outcome of this game is the fact that I could say the same thing about Florida’s team.

I think that either Florida or Alabama would be competitive against any team in the nation. Both teams have elite level talent and coaching. Florida has shown some inconsistency on offense and Bama has had some letdowns on the defensive side of the ball.

I expect both teams to play lights-out because of the buzz associated with this game. Bama’s game at Arkansas was one of a handful of the most historically significant games at Razorback Stadium, because Arkansas didn’t play their biggest games in Fayetteville until relatively recently. The same is true of this game at Bryant Denny. Before the stadium was enlarged, Bama had to play their larger games in either Birmingham or Montgomery. I don’t know if there has been a bigger game than this ever played in Tuscaloosa? It should be a good one.

As for UGA, I don’t think that they could have hung with Arkansas like they did if they were really bad enough to lose to MSU like they did. This Dawg team’s problems are mostly in their heads. I expect them to win easily against the Buffs.

RTR!!!

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
12:26 pm

“As Oregon began pulling away from Tennessee in the middle of the third quarter last month, a Volunteers defensive end approached Ducks center Jordan Holmes with a plea.

“If you guys run two more plays at this speed,” Holmes recalled him saying, “I’m going to fall over dead.”

From a Pete Thamel article on Oregon’s “speed” practices -nytimes_dot_com

True_Crimson

October 2nd, 2010
12:35 pm

You know what they say…

Speed Kills!

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
12:39 pm

And Jon Gruden sounds like he wants to coach again. I wonder who might be interested????

“The tempo is unique,” said the former N.F.L. coach Jon Gruden, who nearly took a job at Oregon to learn Kelly’s offense. “They’re not the only no-huddle, but they’re as fast as any team that plays football.”

“I was dizzy walking off the field,” Gruden said. “It’s a philosophy that is the damndest thing I’ve ever seen. I love it and can’t get enough of it.”

“The N.F.L. scouts on the sideline, the first time they come and watch practice, they’re like, ‘What the heck is this?’ ” Costa said. “They’re mesmerized by it. There’s nothing like it.”

“I was so eager to learn it, I almost took the job,” said Gruden, who turned down a shot to become Kelly’s offensive coordinator to become an ESPN analyst. “My wife said, ‘Are you the craziest human being alive, you want to move to Oregon to learn an offense?’

“I said: ‘But Cindy, it’s the Oregon spread. It’s unbelievable.’ She didn’t see it from my point of view.”

From Pete Thamel article on Oregon’s “speed” practices -nytimes_dot_com

True_Crimson

October 2nd, 2010
12:50 pm

RE: Jon Gruden

Sounds like it would have to be a job closer to home for Cindy to go along with it?

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
1:30 pm

Nearly 50 people were arrested overnight in downtown Dallas ahead of the Texas-Oklahoma game, local police reported Saturday, according to The Associated Press.

Police said the arrests were for public intoxication, mostly in the West End section of the city, the AP report said.

A news release stated 300 parking tickets were also issued and two vehicles towed.

The No. 8 Sooners and No. 21 Longhorns play Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Cotton Bowl.

The number of arrests amid the revelry before the annual Red River Rivalry had been kept to a minimum before recent games after a major police crackdown in 1993, the year after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed over a minor traffic accident.

Dallas police flooded downtown with 900 officers in the effort, and in the years that followed the city banned pedestrian traffic on Commerce Street, the former center of Texas-Oklahoma pregame festivities.

As a result, the scene migrated to the city’s warehouse entertainment district west of downtown.

From ESPN.com news services

Everybody keep an eye out for these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVpmob_a_7Y

They’re just trying to have a little fun…

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
2:47 pm

Maybe the Grudens and Dos Equis will do a commercial themed “The craziest human being alive.”

TampaGator

October 2nd, 2010
3:36 pm

Palladin….

If you think the Bama QB can run the ball like the South Florida QB can…then I invite you to watch the South Florida QB run the ball. I didn’t say the Bama QB can’t run the ball…he just can’t run the ball like the athletic and very fast kid who plays QB for South Florida…and that…my friend….IS A FACT!!!

Palladin

October 2nd, 2010
6:40 pm

@TampaGator

Fair enough, I guess. Greg runs like Greg — not like someone else. The fact is, with the athletes that he has around him, Greg shouldn’t need to run very often. It won’t be long now before we see for ourselves how this one will turn out!

RTR!!!

Glory Glory

October 2nd, 2010
9:20 pm

Gotdam you, Fox!!! At least the honey bees still suck!!! But damn, Fox!!!

last in east--vandy or ga?

October 2nd, 2010
11:06 pm

no man up in this one–good call

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 2nd, 2010
11:07 pm

Tampa Gator…..I know you picked Bama, but you sure made all kind of promises and statements, where is that vaunted Defense and Offense at UF. That was a butt kicking and Urbie got out coached tonight.

TrueCrimson

October 2nd, 2010
11:12 pm

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 3rd, 2010
12:51 am

Tampa Gator this is what you said earlier:

The wearing down might be on the other foot today with those guys coming at you in waves….along with Justin Trattou, Duke Lemmens, William Green, Larentree McCray, and Ronald Powell from the defensive end and LB postions in the 5-2.

That was a total beat down, an embarrassing loss and UF and all that talent you listed on the DL was just that, talent, but that talent got pushed around all night, got sucked into making stupid penalties, missed tackles, and got whipped on the line of scrimmage.

The UF OL was beaten like a rented mule tonight, and there is no way you can come up with anything but to say, “I WAS WRONG”. anything less is just going to be an embarrassment to you.

Now I want every SEC team to win, but after watching both teams play earlier in the season in person, even after watching the UK last week on tape, you could see this Gator team still has no idea how to play a team who lines up and beats at you all night, and Alabama only played hard for the first half and still allowed only 6 points to this UF edition.

I hope you finally get back from the Gator party and read this, and I anxiously await your response and excuses.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 3rd, 2010
12:55 am

Tampa Gator….one more thing, did you see how many players on Offense and Defense Alabama played tonight? A ton, just like they have for the previous 4 games. Look at Alabama’s depth chart and you will see the 3 deep depth chart is pretty much all freshmen, redshirt freshmen, sophomore and very few juniors or seniors…you are going to see these kids a few more years and with all those players you listed as great freshmen at Florida were just outcoached and outplayed tonight.

Palladin

October 3rd, 2010
1:11 am

Can you believe that TN vs. LSU game?

I can’t believe that Georgia lost another one. VA Tech surprised me also.

Bama Chris

October 3rd, 2010
1:18 am

Hey Gator fans, they hire people like you at McDonalds, just so you know.

SEC Fact Finder(the real one)

October 3rd, 2010
1:46 am

Palladin…..no matter what Roger Reddings is saying out of the SEC office, someone is going to get a blasting for the substitution deal that LSU was allowed to do (quite horribly) and the Umpire is suppose to stand over the ball and make sure Tn, had a chance to substitute without penalty…

Les Miles is not a PRIME TIME PLAYER …he has a very poor team and UF will lay the wood to them next week in Gainesville, especially after getting it handed to them in Tuscaloosa.

Monkey Says:

October 3rd, 2010
1:57 am

Hey SEC Fact guy. here is an interesting article that will get the gator fans panties in a wad:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/os-bianchi-florida-alabama-20101002,0,4814101.column

Yellow Fuzz

October 3rd, 2010
8:18 am

Good morning muzzled dogs!

One question:

Who’s your daddy, or better yet, “which” is your daddy?

South Carolina
Arkansas
Miss. State
Colorado
Shreveport

Palladin

October 3rd, 2010
11:19 am

Week 5
SEC Stock Report:

Alabama – UP – 31-6 vs. Florida is all that need be said.

Next Up: South Carolina

Arkansas – UP – Although they didn’t play on Saturday, last week’s close contest vs. the Tide looks even more impressive now. Razorbacks might be the Number Two team in the SEC.

Next Up: Texas A&M

Auburn – UP – Auburn made this outing against Louisiana Monroe look like the cakewalk that it was while winning by a final score of 52-3.

Next Up: Kentucky

Florida – DOWN – The Gators have to put this 31-6 shellacking behind them and prepare for The Hat.

Next Up: LSU

Georgia – DOWN – How low can Tha Dawgs go? A 29-27 loss to Colorado adds insult to injury.

Next Up: Tennessee

Kentucky – DOWN – A 42-35 loss to Ole Miss brings no SEC relief for the Cats.

Next Up: Auburn

LSU – UP – A win is a win – even when you don’t deserve it. LSU 16 Vols 14 in a comedy of errors.

Next Up: Florida

Mississippi – UP – A 42-35 win over the Kentucky Wildcats.

Next Up: Bye Week

Mississippi State – UP – A 49-16 win over Alcorn State was no surprise.

Next Up: Houston

South Carolina – UNCHANGED – The Fighting Birds take an extra week to prepare for the Crimson Tide.

Next Up: Alabama

Tennessee – UP – The scoreboard said LSU 16-14 – but everyone watching knew who really won that game.

Next Up: Georgia

Vanderbilt – UNCHANGED – Vandy won’t win the SEC, but they opened well against a good U Conn squad. You might not know that by looking at the final score of 40-21.

Next Up: Eastern Michigan

Big12 Ted

October 3rd, 2010
11:43 am

So much for SEC dominance. Other than Bama, every one else is medicre at best. If it were not for CBS and talking heads Brando and Barnhart pimping your conference, you’d be nothing but a bunch of small towns in the south.
– UGa lost to Colorado
– Vandy loses to UConn
– Florida (who’s almighty tradition goes back to the Spurrier days, gets punked by Bama
– Tenn can’t count and gets beat by LSU, who’s coach is the worst clock manager known to man

Much be a down year in the conference

Underground Atlanta

October 3rd, 2010
1:14 pm

Was that a “Signature Win”
for Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame team beating Boston College?

Palladin

October 3rd, 2010
1:18 pm

Big12???

Really?

I’m not impressed.

Palladin

October 3rd, 2010
1:20 pm

@Underground Atlanta

I suspect he’s ready to autograph any win he can get right about now.