While we’re waiting for the real thing, here’s my best attempt at a mock 10-game league schedule. The guiding principles: The two new opponents are added based on strength of schedule. I used preseason SP+ data to put each division in four tiers: SEC East 1: Florida, Georgia SEC East […]
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When the Big Ten announced it was going to conference-only play three weeks ago, we looked at a balanced version of a 10-game SEC schedule if the league elected to move in the same direction. Like the ACC’s version, something like that would involve some willingness to get creative from […]
The question we asked in our last post was, if the landscape of college’s football’s future changes due to the pandemic, how many new setups would be better than the SEC going its own way and just playing a 13-game round robin every year? That scenario assumes full-on isolationism emerges […]
If the only certainty right now is uncertainty, college football echoes it best by the absence of any central leadership. The NCAA offers little top-down guidance when it comes to football, and we’re seeing it play out in real time. The simplest solution to a lack of central leadership in […]
Back in the good old days – not just pre-pandemic, but when we still got a college football video game – this was the week the season really started feeling close. The annual mid-July release from EA Sports made college football’s approach a little more tangible. So did media days, […]
With the Big Ten announcing they’re only playing conference games this fall, there’s a sense we might see all the Power Five conferences move in that direction quickly. That’s eight games for SEC teams instead of 13, so there’s an obvious sense the league might try to add one or […]
In the moment, our favorite stories of the last decade all happened in the first five weeks of the 2016 season. There’s else nothing in the last ten years that even remotely compares to the spectacle of Bristol, the streak against Florida, and the final snap in Athens. If you […]
Here’s our list of the best special teams units in the SEC headed into the 2020 season.
If you’re looking for a scenario where Tennessee upsets Oklahoma, the most straightforward one goes something like this: the Vols use their star-studded offensive line to go right at Oklahoma’s inexperienced defensive line, and Eric Gray/Ty Chandler/player to be named later do the heavy lifting for Tennessee’s offense. The Sooners […]
Here’s our list of the best defensive back units in the SEC headed into the 2020 season.