In a year when everything is possible in the SEC and College of Football as a whole, quarterback turmoil seems to me to be a big problem for many programs across the country with the SEC’s immunity to chaos.
In honor of the late Alex Trebeek Danger! Fame, I definitely wanted to give my articles this week a game show atmosphere. More on that in a moment.
First, I would like to pay my respects to British forward coach John Schlerman, who bravely fought his stage 4 cancer before falling out of the dreaded disease on Thursday. Schlärmann was the architect of the “Great Blue Wall” who helped bring about the football renaissance in Kentucky today. Schlärman taught his youth to be warriors and lived the example himself. We will miss him very much. Prayer to his family.
After that, I hate that the coronavirus pandemic is spreading in the country now. With the number of cases skyrocketing almost daily, it was sure to affect college football, and it did. A number of games have been postponed this week, four in the SEC. It is a terrible situation for our country. Pray for treatment or a vaccine soon.
Last week, Backwoods Swami scored a respectable 3-1 goal in a short week, winning in Arkansas, Texas A&M and Mississippi State and losing Georgia. For the year, Swami is 26-14 (65% win rate).
This week’s schedule promises to be an interesting week in many ways, especially in the center. Two of the three matches scheduled for this week have some kind of argument over the middle.
In honor of my second favorite game program Whose streak is this anyway ?, I chose to play the game with you readers which team anyway? Once again, come and play, it’s fun for the whole family.
Vanderbilt in Kentucky
For the cats, who are coming in for a farewell week, this game is an opportunity for the UK to gain some momentum in the second half of the season. It’s also an opportunity for Terry Wilson or Joey Gatewood to establish themselves as QB1 on Wildcat’s depth chart. As of this writing, Wilson and Gatewood are listed as initiators so it will be interesting to take the opening shots. But for the cats to succeed, they must re-establish a running game that has been so good for the UK. Cats have to feed Chris Rodriguez the ball 20 times as well as the cats to open up Vandy’s defense enough to make some shots on the court. Combine this with Wildcat’s strong defense and you’ll have a chance to win number three on Saturday.
As for the Commodore, they come to Lexington without a season, but don’t be fooled, this team will be competing for sixty minutes. Real new player Ken Sears has moments of success but will also throw interceptions at the wrong time. Defense, which is usually a staple under coach Derek Mason, suffers, especially against the pass. It’s definitely not the best seasons in Nashville.
The game’s opening line is the favorite cats 17 points. I think this is accurate, but I am not expecting an offensive explosion. Cats have a lot of weapons and are able to defend Vande. I’m looking for cats to catch a third place win, but kinda close.
Prediction- Cats 24, Fandy 7.
Arkansas 6 Florida
This may be the only game featuring the two established signal callers of Gators ‘Kyle Trask and Arkansas’ Feleipe Franks (Florida Transfer). The Gators came to this by taking control of Georgia in Jacksonville, solidly establishing them as a favorite of SEC East the Rest of the Way. Heisman candidate Kyle Trask spent another big day in the air but lost his cramped star, Kyle Bates, to a concussion during the match.
Granted, Gators has a bunch of receptors to step up and produce. The story of the game was how the Florida defense stepped up dramatically and emphasized Georgia’s attack.
Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, coach Sam Pittman is unable to train on Saturday due to a COVID-19 infection. It would be a huge loss for pigs. Bateman led the return of the Arkansas program to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Former Missouri coach Barry Odom will likely be the interim coach this week, so there will be a level of comfort for Hogs.
If the Hogs can clear the Gators team off the field and control the ball on attack, they will have a chance to overcome the upset. However, I don’t see it. Looking for Team Gators comfortably wins the scoreboard but not without a fight from the Razorbacks.
Prediction – Gators 45, Hogs 20
South Carolina in Be a miss
The seat of the hottest coaches in the SEC belongs to Carolina coach Will Muschamp. Gamecocks sprinted from 48-3 throttle to Texas A&M as the USC was well below the competition. It is just a matter of time before change takes place in Colombia. The first change that has to happen is in the middle, as Colin Hill fights hard. I’m looking for SC to return to Ryan Hilinski or maybe give Luke Doty a chance very quickly on Saturday.
The rebels do whatever they want. He scores a lot of points and hopes the defense gets enough stops to win the match. If you’re an offensive connoisseur, you should like what Team Rebs does with soccer, which is the combination of haste and passing that is arguably one of the SEC’s top three offenses. However, this defense is not a work of art.
I’ll leave this here. Ole Miss lost 24 points to Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt.
I don’t think Gamecocks can score enough points to outwit the Rebels, but I do think Ole Miss’s defense will give enough points to the USC to keep them in the game. In another high-score case, I’ll go Renegade.
Prediction – Ole Miss 52, Carolina 28
- 12 Georgia in Missouri-PPD.
- 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee- PPD.
- 24th Auburn, Mississippi – PPD.
- 1 Alabama in LSU– PPD.