So a little event called National Signing Day occurred yesterday and I feel obligated to tell you all I can about that. However, that’s not all that went on in the SEC over the past week. Let’s get started.
Signing Day Recap. These are the numbers. This is cool, I guess. The official Vols website has their own recap. “Surprise!” Alabama claims another national title. Just to top it off, Spencer Hall is still brilliant. However, some people still take recruiting way too seriously (Sam’s already covered the subject of talking to/at recruits a lot on Twitter).
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. Another link from Mr. SEC, this one about the thought of an SEC without divisions and the schedule that would result from it. I’m fully against this, but it’s a fairly interesting read about protecting long-standing rivalries/games such as the Third Saturday in October.
S-E-C! S-E-C! N-F-L! As always, the SEC is well represented in the Super Bowl this year. Even if one of my favorite Vols from the last decade is a New England starter, though, I just can’t bring myself to root for a team from Boston. Maybe next year. On the original topic, that’s 19 players out of 106 total between the two rosters that are SEC alumni, or about 18%.
Key SEC Games of the Week. All of these games involve likely NCAA Tournament teams
Saturday - Vanderbilt at #12 Florida, 1 PM ET, CBS
Auburn at #22 Mississippi State, 4 PM ET, SEC Network
#1 Kentucky at South Carolina, 6 PM ET, ESPN
Ole Miss at Alabama, 8 PM ET, ESPN2
Tuesday – SEC Game of the Week – #12 Florida at #1 Kentucky, 7 PM, ESPN
Alabama at Auburn, 9 PM, ESPNU