Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

SEC Power Poll, Week Two

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Nick Saban says you can’t leave this post until you finish reading it.

  1. Alabama.  Does it seem like every year Alabama football is just a little less joyous?
  2. Georgia.  Pounding an FCS cupcake was no big deal, but watching studs from this year’s signing class emerge all over the field seems like it might very well be.
  3. LSU.  Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards and 4 touchdowns?  Sam Ehlinger threw for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns?  LSU football, I don’t even know you anymore.
  4. Auburn.  Defense looks stout, but I’m not so sure about Gus and Nix on the other side of the ball.  Or that running game.
  5. Florida.  The Gators play not one, but two, FCS opponents this season.
  6. Texas A&M.  Against Clemson, the Aggies were better than I thought they’d be on defense.  Unfortunately for them, they lived up to what I expected on offense.
  7. Mississippi State.  Solid win against Southern Miss, for all that’s worth.  Stevens getting hurt didn’t matter Saturday, but…
  8. Missouri.  Mizzou got its shit together for West Virginia and looked impressive.
  9. Kentucky.  Beat a cupcake, but that Terry Wilson injury ain’t good.
  10. South Carolina.  Jake Bentley who?
  11. Ole Miss.  At least they’ve got one conference win in the books.
  12. Vanderbilt.  Derek Mason is supposed to be a defensive guru, but his team is last in the conference in defensive scoring.
  13. Arkansas.  The Hogs lost to a bad Ole Miss team, but still manage to stay out of the Power Poll cellar.
  14. Tennessee.  It’s not just that the Vols are on a four-game losing streak.  It’s that somehow they’ve managed to make each successive loss a bigger disaster than the preceding one.

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The Great Urnge Hope

LOL.  Tennessee fans have given up their Gruden fetish and turned their focus to an old familiar face.

This is being taken as a sign that somebody is auditioning for a job in Knoxville:

Me?  I take that as a sign that somebody thinks things are really snafued in Knoxville.  But you do you, Vol fans.  It’s got to beat believing the current staff is going to turn things around in 2019.

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If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.

George Pickens demonstrated on Saturday that he already possesses the natural receiving skills to excel on a D-1 level (he may already be Georgia’s best receiver in that regard), but if you want to know why I expect him to crack the starting lineup sooner rather than later, just check out this comment from his head coach:

“George has stepped up and is starting to become an overall player,” Smart said. “Probably the most impressive thing he did today was the block on D’Andre Swift’s long run. He did a great job of going after the safety that was able to spring Swift. When you can do that as a freshman, that’s more impressive to me than diving and catching the ball.”

I have no doubt Kirby feels that way.

That wasn’t the only great block he threw for Swift.  He managed to seal the edge on Swift’s second rushing touchdown.

Kid’s got a future, I suspect.

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Fabris Pool results, Week 2

Now that’s more like it — a four-way tie for first place.

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Congrats to Head of Alfredo Garcia for pulling off the tiebreaker.

As for the season standings,

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On to Week 3…

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