Doin’ the SEC shuffle

Greg Sankey is killing the Fabris pick ’em.

The SEC has shuffled its football schedule for this week, resulting in Vanderbilt playing at Missouri on Saturday instead of the Commodores’ originally scheduled home game against Tennessee and the Tigers’ originally scheduled home game against Arkansas.

The SEC said in a statement that the Arkansas-Missouri game was postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Arkansas football program, consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements.

The Vanderbilt-Missouri game is a rescheduling of a game postponed on Oct. 17. The game will be played at noon ET Saturday and televised by the SEC Network. Missouri also had its Nov. 14 game against Georgia postponed.

The Tennessee-Vanderbilt game was postponed for the purpose of facilitating the rescheduling of the Vanderbilt-Missouri game, according to the SEC.

Got all that?

The league office is reportedly pondering playing makeup games on December 19th, in the vain hope that every SEC team will finish playing a full 10-game slate.  Good luck with that, Greg.

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33 responses to “Doin’ the SEC shuffle

  1. lvilledawg

    I read somewhere that this Saturday’s game at sackerlina is questionable. What then, if it gets postponed for the ‘Rona? Christmas weekend games?

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    • There’s no way they are playing Christmas weekend. The optics of that to those clinging to amateurism would be devastating.

      $ankey said on GameDay (when it was in Augusta) that the regular season must be done on the 19th.

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  2. gotthepicture

    Would you rather UGA make up a game against Mizzou, South Carolina or Vandy, have another bye week or try to play Tech on a date that opens because of another SEC opponent dropping out?

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    • Down Island Way

      Nerd football for the win….

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    • The SEC isn’t going to allow its schools to play non-conference regular season games in 2020.

      That being said, given the likely reality Georgia is going to play in a non-NY6 bowl game, I plan on lobbying for the Dawgs to play GT in a bowl game.

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      • If we end up 8-2, I’m not sure we won’t end up in a NY6 game especially if we have a flashy QB that may be a 2021 Heisman candidate.

        I think the Cotton takes A&M to match up with OU. The Orange takes Florida as SEC championship game loser to match up with Miami or Notre Dame (Clemson is going to beat them senseless in Charlotte). The Peach takes us especially if they want to sell every ticket they can to play Cincinnati. If we don’t get a NY6 bid, we’re going to be in Orlando especially because Mickey will want JT if he keeps up the good play.

        Can bowl games invite whomever they want this year or will the conference tie-ins stay in place? I just don’t see any bowl game committee itching to invite Fech anywhere.

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        • Down Island Way

          Their is a toilet bowl that nerd football can swirl around in….

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        • gotthepicture

          JT definitely helps, but I think there are still a lot of Georgia fans that still consider this year a wash and the remaining games are just for Smart & Monken to get JT prepared for next year. If that’s the case, I wonder if bowls will pass on a lukewarm fanbase.

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        • stoopnagle

          Yeah, I’m pretty sure the Peach Bowl is rooting for us to win out and get into the top 12. It’ll be interesting to see where we’re slotted tonight, who is ahead of us, and what will need to happen. I’m thinking we’ll be around 15th or so. I’m not sure I want any part of Cincinnati though. That’s a tough, hard-playing team. Knowing us, we’d be disappointed to have to play them and not show up which is the worst possible outcome.

          If we’re not going to a NY6, then this seems like as good a time as any to play in Las Vegas – if only because I never want us to be in a position where we’re not at least in a NY6 ever again.

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        • Russ

          No way do I want to play Cincinnati. No win situation.

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          • Seems like Stewart Mandel thinks that’s what‘a going to happen as well. BYU as an at-large to Fiesta. Cincinnati as G5 to Peach. Notre Dame needs to get beaten down by Clemson to keep them out of the playoff.

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        • ee…take a deep breath man. Heisman talk for next season? That is Auburn / Florida level hyperventilating. Slow roll that eggnog buddy. 🥴

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      • gotthepicture

        I understand the rules, but just wanted to gauge the crowd’s interest.

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  3. spur21

    This is like taking money from one pocket and putting it in another and telling yourself you are getting rich.

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  4. stoopnagle

    I guess we are going to be told to play Mizzou afterall.

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  5. I guess that means we’re heading to the non-SEC Columbia on December 12. I guess that’s better than the 19th. I wish we didn’t have to play Missouri as a conference opponent at all ever.

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  6. The good thing this does is keep the option open for Tennessee to extend its more-than-ten-point loss streak to at least 6. Vandy was likely to be the slumpbuster than the Big Orange needed. Now — is Florida next for them?

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  7. Ran A

    I give him an ‘A’ for effort here. I think they league has been prudent from the get go and have done a good job with all of this.

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  8. Russ

    All I know is the league better figure out a time for Vanderbilt to get their only win of the season against Tennessee.

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