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Your (non-Dawg) game day post

Rivalry Week comes to a head today.

What I’ll be watching:

  • Michigan at Ohio State.  Once upon a time, we’d have been arguing about whether the loser of this game deserved to be in the CFP over Tennessee.  Ah, well.
  • South Carolina at Clemson.  Which Spencer Rattler shows up today?
  • Auburn at Alabama.  There’s probably a drinking game involving the number of times Brad and Gary discuss the Auburn coaching search to be had today.
  • LSU at Texas A&M.  This could get ugly.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
  • Notre Dame at USC.  One of those rare times when it feels okay to root for the Irish.
  • Tennessee at Vanderbilt.  I know, it’s not gonna happen.  But I wish it would.

And you?

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Today, in football

Day after Thanksgiving offerings are plentiful:

Yeah, I’ll be watching.  You will, too.

Also, take this as a reminder that two of those games are in the Week 13 pick ’em, so if you haven’t done your Fabris Pool thing yet, don’t forget to do so.

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Your Week 12 (sob!) offerings:

The penultimate week of the season always seems to have a bit of a calm before the storm feel to it and this time is no exception.  (I don’t think even Nick Saban can lecture ‘Bama fans about sticking around for the whole Austin Peay experience, right?)

Here are the few morsels I’ll be sampling today/tonight:

  • Florida at Vanderbilt.  It’s Gators Playing In The Cold vs. Vandy’s Hangover.  Which narrative plays out?
  • Texas at Kansas.  Gawd, would I love a repeat.
  • Tennessee at South Carolina.  The Vols have nothing to offer the selection committee but blow outs over mediocre opposition.
  • Ole Miss at Arkansas.  Both teams are coming off close losses.  Which one bounces back?
  • USC at UCLA.  Biggest game of the day?
  • Utah at Oregon.  Here’s guessing that Lanning doesn’t go for it on fourth down inside his own 30 this week.

What’s on your list?

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Today, in college football:

Not a lot of dramatic matchups today, although there should be enough entertainment to go around.  Here’s what I’ll be watching:

  • Missouri at Tennessee.  Missouri’s defense has proven itself to be pretty stout.  Does it take away any lessons from what Georgia’s D showed last week?
  • LSU at Arkansas.  The Hogs’ defense has been bad this year, but does LSU have a hangover after last week’s win over ‘Bama?
  • Alabama at Ole Miss.  You know the Laner is jonesing for a win over Saban.
  • Miami at Georgia Tech.  A win today would give the Jackets their fifth of the season and leave them one away from bowl eligibility.  Given that their last two games are on the road against North Carolina and Georgia, the football gods may give the Dawgs the opportunity to send GT home for the winter.
  • South Carolina at Florida.  If Dan Mullen were still the coach, I’d give the ‘Cocks a reasonable chance at an upset.  Alas, he’s not.
  • Washington at Oregon.  CFP implications.
  • TCU at Texas.  Ditto, except even bigger.
  • Texas A&M at Auburn.  Today’s car wreck on the side of the highway game — you know you shouldn’t look, but you can’t help yourself.

Alright, so what’s on your viewing agenda today?

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Today’s menu:

What I’ll be watching, when I’m not watching Georgia:

  • Florida at Texas A&M.  It’s the Underachievers Bowl!
  • Alabama at LSU.  Somebody’s dropping out of the West race.
  • Texas at Kansas State.  Are the Longhorns back… yet again?
  • Clemson at Notre Dame.  If you’re hoping for the Tigers to drop out of the CFP conversation, this may be your last, best hope.
  • Auburn at Mississippi State.  The dawn of the post-Harsin era.
  • South Carolina at Vanderbilt.  Somebody’s gotta win this one.

What’s on your viewing agenda today?  Have at it in the comments.

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Today, in college football:

Okay, so what are we watching?  I’ll be keeping an eye on these games:

  • Arkansas at Auburn.  The battle for the cellar in the SEC West.
  • Kentucky at Tennessee.  Last year’s meeting between these two bordered on the bizarre.  Can the ‘Cats defense slow down the Vol offense?
  • Ole Miss at Texas A&M.  Can the Aggies slow down Ole Miss’ run game?  And even if they can, will it matter?

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Your bye week game day post

No Georgia for you today!  You’ll get this instead, and you’ll like it.

The early slate is a little thin, for sure, although I’ll probably watch a little of the Iowa-OSU game purely out of a sense of masochism.

Things do pick up at 3:30 with a trio:  Ole Miss @ LSU; UCLA @ Oregon; and Texas @ Oklahoma State.  I might take a peek at the Vandy-Mizzou meeting, if only to confirm which of the two is the worst team in the SEC.  7:00 brings us Alabama taking its post-Tennessee frustrations out on the Pirate’s team.

What’s on your menu today?

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Looks like we’ve got a few schools on the bye this week.

A few games of note:

  • Penn State@Michigan is a battle of two top 10 teams.
  • Kansas@Oklahoma has one ranked team facing an unranked team, but neither is the one we thought before the season started.
  • Alabama@Tennessee… well, how many meteor games can the Vols play in this season?
  • Arkansas@BYU makes me wonder if Sam Pittman is a masochist.
  • LSU@Florida — no shoes will be harmed in the making of this game.  Which is a shame..
  • Mississippi State@Kentucky will be an interesting clash of styles.

What’s on your list?

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The pickings seem a little slimmer this week.

Which doesn’t mean the day is devoid of interest. Here’s what I’ll be keeping track of, besides the Dawgs:

  • Tennessee at LSU.  Have you seen the Vols’ road record against the SEC West over the past decade?  It’s ugly.
  • TCU at Kansas.  Easily the most surprising game of the year so far in 2022.
  • Arkansas at Mississippi State.  The Hogs’ pass defense against Leach’s offense?  Might not be pretty.
  • Missouri at Florida.  The Tigers have had a little success over the Gators of late.
  • Duke at Georgia Tech.  A two-game winning streak after firing Coach 404 would be hilarious.
  • Texas A&M at Alabama.  Drink every time somebody mentions the head coaching fracas.

What’s on your schedule?

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Lots of good stuff on today’s schedule…

Right off the bat, we’ve got Kentucky-Ole Miss, where we can see if either of these two teams is more than a pretender.  The ‘Cats get Rodriguez back, so we’ll find out if he’s still a difference maker.

Alabama-Arkansas is the 3:30 game.  I’d love to see the Hogs pull the upset, but ‘Bama is not a good matchup for them, as their pass defense is definitely their weakest link.

Wake-FSU should be fun to watch.  And can Kansas stay undefeated?  TAMU-Mississippi State is one Leach should win, but you know what I say about games like that…

Meanwhile, LSU is the latest contestant in Bryan Harsin:  Survivor.

I will probably check in on NC State-Clemson during commercial breaks for Georgia’s game.

What will y’all be watching?

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