Things I took away from what I saw, knowing that at least some of this won’t hold up, even past next week’s games:
- Vanderbilt’s safety came as a result of the most football IQ-challenged play I’ve seen in a while. And to think Jimbo Fisher is being paid $7.5 million a year to coach them.
- Ole Miss’ powder blue jersey is sharp. Ole Miss’ defense is anything but.
- Watching South Carolina’s offense was really doing the time warp.
- Speaking of that game, Tennessee was 1-12 on third down conversions and still managed to score 31 points. How is that possible?
- And speaking of third down conversions, third and Grantham went 9-14 yesterday. Welcome back, old friend.
- Oklahoma lost to a team that lost to Arkansas State. Texas had to go to overtime to hold off a team that barely beat Houston Baptist. The Big 12’s playoff aspirations hang by the slenderest of threads.
- Yeah, Georgia Tech is regressing at an alarming rate. FSU is just plain alarming.
- K.J. Costello will be the SEC’s Player of the Week, and deservedly so. (Can you remember whose single-game record for passing yardage he broke?) But Kyle Pitts was the best SEC player I saw yesterday.
- I was honestly surprised at how much control over Auburn’s offense Gus Malzahn ceded to Chad Morris.
- I’m not sure Bo Nix has turned a corner yet, but he’s making the most out of the improvements his receivers have made.
- Terry Wilson has a lot of rust to shake off still.