Here’s a roundup of news from around the SEC for this week. Enjoy
Yes, THAT topic again. Georgia’s president says there’s a four or eight-team playoff on the way soon, probably because Big/B1G Ten president Jim Delany realized it isn’t 1992 and now thinks a playoff is best. Indeed, it’s about time this happened, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I think we’ve all been fooled too many times by playoff rumors.
Under the radar > being the target. Not that I ever would’ve wanted to say that ten years ago, but Tennessee is starting to get just a little sleeper hype. If they were to finish 20th as the article says, that’s roughly equal to a 9-3 season (factoring in Tennessee’s mediocre OOC schedule and the avoidance of LSU/Arkansas) and I think we’d all take that at this point.
GOTTA HAVE MY GRAYSHIRTS. To exactly no one’s surprise (save for perhaps Jordan Jefferson, who’s rumored to be re-learning basic motor skills), SEC coaches hate a lot of things. One of these things would be multi-year scholarships. To illustrate the difference between a conference like the Big Ten and the SEC, over half of Big Ten schools have adopted the multi-year rule already.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No really, I’m sorry, I don’t mean to — HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS. There is one good thing to come out of this, and only one: the renewal of the Memphis-Louisville rivalry in basketball, which was a blast to watch in its heyday. Just when you thought the Big East couldn’t be worse in football, they one-up every other realignment scenario by becoming C-USA 2.0. For current Big East members, here is your guide to Memphis:
A sad reminder. Andy Staples re-ranks the 2009 recruiting class, and Tennessee, of course, is nowhere to be found. That usually happens when the three recruits mentioned in the original ranking sidebar all left the team before the 2011 season.
A few SEC games you may have interest in. It’s a pretty slow week for SEC basketball, but here’s the bigger games over the next few days:
Saturday, Feb. 11: Tennessee at #7 Florida, 4:00 PM ET, SEC Network
#1 Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 9:00 PM ET, ESPN
Tuesday, Feb. 14: #7 Florida at Alabama, 7:00 PM ET, ESPN