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SEC Headlines 11/7/2010 Part One

Florida 55 – Vanderbilt 14

1. Blowout win sets up an Eastern Division showdown with South Carolina.

2. “It was embarrassing,” said Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve.

3. Gators are 2-3 without Chris Rainey. 4-0 in games he’s played this season.

4. Urban Meyer: “It’s championship week in Gainesville, Florida.”

Georgia 55 – Idaho State 7

5. The word “Auburn” was heard more often than “Idaho State” in the locker room after the game.

6. Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is “pretty darn good.”

7. But Georgia knows the real test for the defense comes next week.

Kentucky 49 – Charleston Southern 21

8. After losing five of six, Wildcats just happy to get a win.

9. Joker Phillips: “One thing we talked about was playing clean. We did not play clean.”

Auburn 62 – Chattanooga 24

10. Tigers are one win away from capturing the SEC West.

11. Cam Newton: “When God be blessin’, the devil be messin.’”

12. Will TCU jump Auburn in the BCS standings?


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SEC Game Day Headlines 11/6/2010 Part One

Florida at Vanderbilt

1. A sandwich game for the Gators.

2. The no-huddle, hurry-up offense has the Gators thinking good thoughts while Vandy tries to prepare for it.

3. The Commodores plan to face a trio of quarterbacks today.

Idaho State at Georgia

4. Why fans should applaud Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

5. The Bulldogs have a budding star in tight end Orson Charles.

Charleston Southern at Kentucky

6. Playing in another bowl game is the motivator for the Wildcats.

7. Maybe it will change today.  Kentucky’s backup QB’s haven’t seen much action this season.

Chattanooga at Auburn

8. Cam Newton: “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

9. A roundup of Friday’s developments here.

10. Jon Solomon: “Forgive me for not being outraged.”

11.  Ron Higgins: “Some dubious nonconference games today.”


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Week 10 SEC Picks

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Thank goodness for Alabama-LSU. The rest of this week’s SEC games are a snore. Forgive me, but I just can’t get excited about watching Arkansas and South Carolina duke it out for third place in the conference. What to watch for: Ole Miss on SportsCenter Saturday night. If that happens, it’s been another really bad day. For those of you keeping score, Jake leads Ken 2-1 after Jake stayed out of Ken’s fantasy world and picked Auburn to beat the Rebels last week.

Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss

Jake Says:  Ole Miss 42, Louisiana-Lafayette 24.

The Rebels will finally meet an opponent they can outscore.

Ken Says:  Ole Miss 52   Oooh La La  17

Ole Miss just needs to right the ship and get back on the patented Nutt November course.  This is the game to do it.

Alabama at LSU

Jake Says: Alabama 21, LSU 14

This will be fun to watch, but the outcome will never be in question. The most fun will be had listening to Les Miles attempt to speak in complete sentences during his pregame, halftime and post-game interviews.

Ken Says:  Alabama 17  LSU 10

LSU’s defense will keep this one close by shutting down, or slowing down, Bama rush attack.  I think LSU will get points off of good field position from turnovers or special teams play but it won’t be enough.  LSU will have the “want to” win the ball game but there at the end, the plays, and what they thought was happening, mostly, the right personnel and plays were designed to want to win but obviously you can’t clock it, needed to score the TD or kick the FG, whichever had the best opportunity to happen.

Arkansas at South Carolina

Jake Says: South Carolina 24, Arkansas 21.

Arkansas will be slowed by the loss of Childs.

Ken says:  Arkansas 27 South Carolina 21

South Carolina continues its trend of choking in important ball games.  They can still lose and win the East.  Which is why they will.

Florida at Vanderbilt

Jake Says: Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0.

The Commies will redefine ineptitude making Ole Miss’ September loss burn even hotter.

Ken Says:  Florida 37  Vandy 3

I agree Jake.  Regardless of how Ole Miss’s season plays out in the next 4 games, that game will be the difference in us not going to a bowl or possibly would have gotten us a much better bowl.  I think even Vandy will fire this coach.  One and Done.

Tennessee at Memphis

Jake Says: Tennessee 48, Memphis 0

(Yawn)

Ken Says:  Tennessee 35  Memphis 14

(Sigh)

Chattanooga at Auburn

Jake Says: Auburn 42, Chattanooga 0

Will Cam play?

Ken Says:  Auburn 58  Mocs 10

Conspiracy theory:  State breaks the news about Cam Newtons illegal recruitment the week AFTER Auburn plays the biggest home game at Ole Miss in 7 years.  We could have used the distraction.

Idaho State at Georgia

Jake Says: Georgia 42, Idaho State 0

(Yawn, stretch, yawn again)

Ken Says:  Georgia 48  Potatoes 7

(Scratch scratch, sneeze)

Charleston Southern at Kentucky

Jake Says: Kentucky 42, Charleston Southern 0

(Yawn, stretch, yawn, weird burping sound)

Ken Says:  Kentucky 37  Charles 14

(crack nuckles, pop neck, stretch, poot)

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SEC Headlines – 11/1/10 Part One

1.  Expect more no-huddle, hurry-up offense from Florida.

2.  Punter-turned-kicker Chas Henry got the last laugh on Saturday.

3.  And don’t look now, but for all the doom and gloom in Gainesville, the Gators still control their own destiny.

4.  Georgia’s team is trying to keep a positive mindset after Saturday’s loss to Florida.  (Fans?  Not so much.)

5.  Mark Richt is having to explain why AJ Green didn’t get more touches against the Gators.

6.  Receiver Kris Durham bruised his lung on Saturday and is questionable against Idaho State this weekend.

7.  4-5 Kentucky has been thisclose to breaking through this season… but in the end the Cats have led for just 13 minutes in SEC play.

8.  There’s a chance Kentucky’s football and basketball teams could both be in action on New Year’s Eve.  (I’m guessing a b’ball game with Louisville would draw more eyeballs.)

9.  The UK basketball team opens its season tonight with an exhibition game.

10.  South Carolina’s game with Arkansas isn’t likely to have much bearing on the SEC East race.

11.  Cornerback Chris Culliver is likely out for the season with a shoulder injury.

12.  Steve Spurrier says he didn’t know Marcus Lattimore would be the kind of back who could carry the ball 30+ times a game.

13.  Tennessee still has a month to change people’s perception of them.

14.  Overall, October has been a horrible month for the UT athletic department.

15.  Derek Dooley says his team needs to continue it’s “upward trend.”

16.  Vandy has lost its last three games by a combined score of 113-21. 

17.  Vanderbilt held a memorial service for basketball coach Roy Skinner yesterday.

18.  Current coach Kevin Stallings has made his program more appealing to in-state players.

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