SEC Power Shifts Middle

At the bottom is an article I posted back in August about these programs: 1. Alabama – going for 3-of-4 nationally, undefeated but largely untested 2. Georgia – 4 and 3 and missing 7 of 22 starters, bad defense, horrible…

Beauty and the BEAST

Classic City early September Between the Hedges, and a lovely afternoon for the start of SEC divisional play. Only one SEC matchup aired in week one, an instant classic which saw upstart Ole Miss win on the road in Nashville…

All About The 3 (#BEAST)

#GURLEY because # 3 is an absolute beast, y’all. He put on 12 #s in the offseason, 4 pounds of muscle 3 times. BEAST, I say, BEAST. After gaining over 1,300 yards last season. His first. His third? Forget about…

No Time to Wallow in the Valley

South Carolina’s flagship institution is not the historic football power in the Palmetto State. That distinction falls to Death Valley, where Clemson edged geographic and traditional rival Georgia 38-35 Saturday night behind five touchdowns by stellar senior quarterback Tajh Boyd….

Next Step

So close we could taste it, we didn’t get there and had to watch BAMA go from could-have-been dynasty diverted by the Dawgs, to an undeniable champion having won 3-of-4 National Championships. Auburn won the only other in a full…

Eleven

High noon Between the Hedges, moments after a touching Senior Day ceremony ended. Without it being said by many, it was notable too for the number of NFL draft-ready Georgia juniors playing their final game in Athens. This team will…

Like It’s 1980

Private school glory for the remote control holders last night, as the Stanford Cardinal (without Andrew Luck) and the little Baylor Bears (without RGIII) beat the numbers one and two teams in the BCS. One and two had never before…

Welcome to the Jungle

UGA may be having a good year, but we do not have a road win against a rival yet. Florida is a neutral site, and we suddenly own Jacksonville. The Vols came to the Classic City, as will little Georgia…

Bring on the Alabama State Schools

Florida sits atop the SEC East at the end of their SEC season, but it is not where they wanted to be. Georgia alum Will Muschamp led them to a one-loss season, but that loss was to the tiebreaker-owning Bulldogs,…

Homecoming in the Deep South

Vandy and Kentucky, the historic two-team bottom tier in the SEC East and in the whole of the SEC, were regularly alternating Homecoming opponents in the Classic City for many years, with UGA winning every year in the modern era…

Glory in Jacksonville

Jordan Reed, easily #2 Florida’s best football player, surged past the first down marker and toward the goal line very late at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Between him and a touchdown stood rugged senior Shawn Williams. Reed went…

Must Win Back-to-Back

Richt’s dispassionate public demeanor unsettles diehard fans like me sometimes, but if he can coach this talented team to an 11-1 regular season and win the SEC and a BCS bowl all will be golden. Immediately after a Cocktail Party…