Whoever this is, it isn’t pretty.
Daily Archives: September 9, 2013
Gators announce QB Jeff Driskel suffered "a slight sprain" in his knee Saturday. Is expected to be fine for next week's game vs. Tennessee.—
Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) September 09, 2013
And, yeah, I know he had a pretty mediocre showing against the ‘Canes, but warts and all (he’s tenth in the conference in passer rating), Driskel’s still the best they’ve got.
Gamecock Man gives that hope thing a chance.
This is obviously a tough loss, but there is a silver lining. Particularly considering how Florida played today, we’re likely going to be favored in all remaining conference games in a schedule that’s easier than UGA’s, and if we can take care of business and win out, certainly not out of the realm of possibilities if our defense improves over the course of the season, we can catch Georgia in the standings. We’ll have to hope for Georgia losses, which aren’t assured, again particularly considering how Florida looked today, but there’s still a reasonable chance they’ll lose at least two remaining conference games. We need to take care of business from here on out and see what happens.
That’s the right mindset to take, but I’m curious who pins the “reasonable” two losses on the Dawgs. LSU’s the obvious pick for one of those, but which team in the East matches up better against Georgia than against South Carolina? Or is he climbing on board the Gus bus?
I’m definitely not counting my chickens before they’re hatched, so to speak, but it seems to me we’re getting pretty close to “on any given Saturday” territory for that second loss. And that kind of approach cuts both ways.
I’m not sure what this says about college football, but it’s probably not complimentary.
As much as I’m looking forward to hearing the dulcet tones of Uncle Verne again, I’m really starting to dread the coverage of the ‘Bama-TAMU game.
I love this, Matt Hinton:
Evil Richt. After tearing down the field for a touchdown on its opening possession, Georgia called for an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff for no reason whatsoever except screw you, that’s why, and caught South Carolina napping on the recovery. Back-to-back possessions kept the already gassed Gamecock defense on the field for another four-and-a-half minutes, leading to a field goal to extend the early lead to 10–3. The tone was set: From there, Georgia only punted once and never trailed.
This was all kinds of awesome.
There really wasn’t much doubt about which team was tougher Saturday. Although I suspect Aaron Murray was secretly relieved the play was blown dead before he actually tried to block the South Carolina linebacker.
Impressive showing by DMarcus Williums, who had a 9-1 week and almost nailed the tiebreaker exactly.
STANDINGS for WEEK 2 Rank Selection Name Standings
W-L Pts Tie Breaker Game
1 DMarcus Williums Adj 9-1 9 14-21** 1 mhagan73 Adj 9-1 9 13-20 1 Tre1984 Adj 9-1 9 17-24 1 section Z alum Adj 9-1 9 16-27 1 Baddawg Adj 9-1 9 28-31 1 Djiboutidawg Adj 9-1 9 14-0
There seems to be an issue on the site getting the seasonal stats to show up, so I’ll post those later. Week 3 picks should be up later this AM.
It still feels way too early to be making definitive statements about many of these teams, as a good chunk of the conference has yet to face a quality opponent. So here goes nothing:
- Alabama. Giving Nick Saban two weeks to prepare for a team that’s been in his sights for a year almost seems unfair.
- LSU. Exactly how impressed should we be that Zach Mettenberger torched UAB’s defense?
- Texas A&M. What would TAMU’s record be if the Aggies had played Georgia’s schedule? Yeah, that’s what I think, too.
- Georgia. The best one-loss team in America.
- South Carolina. Who would have thought South Carolina’s offense would look better than its defense? Besides Spurrier, I mean.
- Florida. Tough loss, followed by a media lockout. The sphincter tightens in Gainesville.
- Ole Miss. Didn’t show much against a FCS opponent, but, then again, they didn’t have to.
- Vanderbilt. Everybody gets healthy against Austin Peay.
- Auburn. They looked better against Washington State than Southern Cal did.
- Tennessee. Forced seven turnovers and put Bobby Petrino’s plans for returning to the SEC on hold.
- Missouri. This week, a solid win against a MAC opponent. The Tigers are looking at a 4-0 start before traveling to Vanderbilt.
- Arkansas. Trailing Samford by four in the fourth quarter is not exactly the stuff of legends.
- Mississippi State. Alcorn State, good for what ails your offense.
- Kentucky. Savor the win, ‘Cats. Now come four straight games against ranked opponents.