First of all, fuck you, Greg Sankey, for not even making the effort to go to a nine-game conference schedule. If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s that the world wouldn’t end if SEC schools played more regular season conference games. Instead, every SEC team has a game scheduled against an FCS opponent, a treat for fans across the conference. Thanks so much.
Second, there are a couple of more things from Georgia’s schedule worth noting. Georgia doesn’t have any back-to-back road games on the calendar. The only school that has a bye week before playing the Dawgs this season is Florida, and, as has been the custom, that’s when Georgia has its bye week.
There’s also this tidbit from Marc Weiszer: “That’s two of the four new head coaches that Georgia will face this season. There have been only 15 head coaching changes at FBS programs, according to Football Scoop.” You’ve got to like those odds.
Now, on to the rest of the conference:
- As weak as Florida’s non-conference slate is, it’s more than made up for by a brutal cross-divisional lineup of Alabama and LSU (in Baton Rouge). The Gators almost have to split that to have a shot at winning the East.
- TAMU’s non-conference schedule is about as soft as it can get. If the Aggies aren’t 5-0 when they roll into Tuscaloosa, it’ll be a major upset.
- The team that faces the most opponents coming off bye weeks? With three, that would be Alabama. I’m sure Tide fans will be screaming about it.
- Hugh Freeze comes to Oxford November 6? That should be lit.
- Another year, another brutal schedule for Arkansas. Road games against Texas A&M, Georgia, Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama, plus Texas at home. What did Sam Pittman do in a previous life to deserve that?
- Shane Beamer’s November looks like it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun.
- The easiest schedule might be Missouri’s. The Tigers take on one P5 non-conference opponent in Boston College, have an FCS team on the schedule and don’t face Alabama as a crossover from the West. There might be as many as nine wins there.
What do y’all see in addition to that?