The Wiz has posted a bunch of pics from Auburn’s spring game, including this scoreboard shot of Gene Chizik’s resume.
Nothing like a little judicious skimming to clean things up.
Every once in a while, I’ll go take a look at Phil Steele’s site to see if he’s got anything posted of interest.
What I came across is his ranking of 2009 schedules based on the NCAA’s criteria of opponents’ wins and losses. I’ve always been less than impressed with this methodology (and to be fair, Steele has too). Here’s one example why.
Look at Florida’s schedule for this year:
Sep. 5 Charleston So Sep. 12 Troy Sep. 19 Tennessee Sep. 26 at Kentucky Oct. 3 Oct. 10 at LSU Oct. 17 Arkansas Oct. 24 at Miss St Oct. 31 † Georgia Nov. 7 Vanderbilt Nov. 14 at S Carolina Nov. 21 Florida Int’l Nov. 28 Florida St
And here’s Georgia’s:
Sep. 5 at Oklahoma St Sep. 12 S Carolina Sep. 19 at Arkansas Sep. 26 Arizona St Oct. 3 LSU Oct. 10 at Tennessee Oct. 17 at Vanderbilt Oct. 24 Oct. 31 † Florida (Jacksonv’lle) Nov. 7 Tenn Tech Nov. 14 at Auburn Nov 21 Kentucky Nov. 28 at Georgia Tech
Right now, Steele has those ranked as rough equivalents, the #43 (Georgia’s) and #44 (Florida’s) schedules in the country. And here’s what the toughest schedule of any SEC team looks like – it’s South Carolina’s #4 ranked schedule.
Sep. 3 at NC State ESPN Sep. 12 at Georgia Sep. 19 Florida Atl Sep. 24 Mississippi Oct. 3 S Caro St Oct. 10 Kentucky Oct. 17 at Alabama Oct. 24 Vanderbilt Oct. 31 at Tennessee Nov. 3 at Arkansas Nov. 14 Florida Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Clemson
Of Florida’s and South Carolina’s, which schedule seems more similar to Georgia’s?
Rise and shine, campers.