Author Archives: Brian Wilmer

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    Clear Your Schedule – SEC, Week 12

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    A lot of major conferences have their so-called “light weeks”, where they play smaller schools. It just so happens that the SEC has one of their lighter weeks in the middle of November. Seven SEC schools will face FCS opponents in Week 12, leaving just a handful of conference games.Read Full Story »

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    Clear Your Schedule – ACC, Week 12

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    Duke-Georgia TechAnother week, another leader in the ACC Coastal division. The next batter up is Georgia Tech, ascending to the throne after a 68-50 shootout in Chapel Hill. The Coastal still has three teams who could make it to Charlotte, and two of those play each other this weekend. The Atlantic almost saw a new leader itself last week, but Florida State managed to hold on to defeat a game Virginia Tech squad in Blacksburg. The scenario remains the same for both the Seminoles and Tigers as it has been ever since Florida State lost in Raleigh. Clemson has to beat NC State in Death Valley, then hope for the seemingly impossible in a Maryland victory over Florida State.

    If there is one thing this ACC season has taught us, though, it is that anything can — and will — happen in this conference. This week’s slate contains some key conference matchups and a few non-conference tilts, and the virtual car is full of gas for our regular trip around the ACC.Read Full Story »

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    Clear Your Schedule – SEC, Week 11

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    Johnny ManzielWe will dedicate some time to recapping the life and story of a true legend of the game. Hall of Famer Darrell Royal left us on Wednesday, and though he is probably best known for his time at Texas, the namesake of the Longhorns’ stadium actually started his career coaching in the SEC. Royal was 12-8 in two seasons (1954 and 1955) as Mississippi State’s head coach before heading off to Washington and eventually the job for which he is best known.

    Royal compiled a 17-3 record against former Southwestern Conference (and current SEC member) Texas A&M during his time in Austin, and though many consider the Red River Shootout the primary Texas rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown will forever hold great meaning to fans of both schoolsRead Full Story »

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    Clear Your Schedule – ACC, Week 11

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    NC State-Wake ForestAnother week of ACC play is behind us, and we’re still no closer to knowing who will make the trip to Charlotte on December 1. Week 11 provides another “elimination week” scenario for a number of teams, while one of the conference’s clubs will step outside of ACC play to take on a team with national championship aspirations. We’ll try to clear up the road to Charlotte for some of the contending teams, all the while realizing we may not be much closer to the answers until the final week of conference play. Before we break everything down, though, it’s trivia time!

    Week 11 ACC Trivia (answer at the end of the column): Wake Forest and NC State first faced off in 1895 in North Carolina’s capital city. What was the final score of that game?Read Full Story »

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    Clear Your Schedule – SEC, Week 10

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    Alabama-LSUNovember is the month for many in the SEC to step out of conference and take a break from the grueling week-by-week conference schedule. Several conference teams have decided to do just that this week, while others are trying to come off the high of beating a big-name opponent. We have yet another top-five matchup this week, as well as two top-20 teams facing off.

    We need to take a spin around the packed eight-game schedule involving SEC teams this week, but before we do, here’s some trivia!

    SEC Trivia (answer at the end of the column): This week features Missouri’s first trip to Florida as an SEC opponent. When did these two schools last face off on the gridiron?Read Full Story »

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