- Brian Wilmer - November 23, 2012
The SEC emerges from a week against a lot of FCS competition to engage in rivalry games as the season approaches its end. The conference is again in the running to play for a national title after losses by #1 Kansas State and #2 Oregon last week.
This week’s slate of games features two schools that have already fired their coaches playing each other, one more school who will be looking for a coach and another who might be looking for a coach. Two other teams are battling for bowl eligibility. There are future and present consequences in just about every game, giving us yet another must-see weekend — for the most part — of SEC football.
- Brian Wilmer - November 14, 2012
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.
- Brian Wilmer - November 9, 2012
We 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 schools
- Kevin Kelley - November 6, 2012
The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules.
- Brian Wilmer - November 2, 2012
November 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?
- Kevin Kelley - October 31, 2012
The South Carolina Gamecocks have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which finalizes their 2013 schedule.
- Kevin Kelley - October 29, 2012
The Auburn Tigers have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which officially completes their 2013 schedule.
Auburn will open the 2013 season at home against Washington State on Aug. 31. The following week, Arkansas State will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Red Wolves are led by former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.
- Brian Wilmer - October 26, 2012
The time of the season has approached in which we get the updated BCS rankings each week, and the numbers tell us that the SEC is, yet again, at the top of the heap. The conference features the top two, five of the top 11 and seven of the top 25 teams in the BCS standings. Four of those teams face off against each other this week, as #1 Alabama plays #11 Mississippi State, while #2 Florida draws #10 Georgia.
If you honestly needed a reason to watch SEC football, those are two of the most compelling. Let’s take a spin around the conference for Week 9 and see what other compelling matchups await us.
- Brian Wilmer - October 19, 2012
Those of you who are regular readers of the site know that we usually use this space to break down the games taking place around the SEC. With the release of the 2013 SEC football schedule, now is a great time to take a spin around the league and see who has the toughest road ahead next season. Yes, we should probably let the 2012 season end first, but I’m impatient. Join me, won’t you?
Note: Ratings subject to change as non-conference schedules are finalized. The SEC Championship takes place 12/7/13.
- Kevin Kelley - October 19, 2012
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were released yesterday, and today we bring you the 2013 SEC Football Helmet Schedule. The schedule, available in PDF format only, features the team helmets, date, and opponent for each SEC team.
All 14 SEC schools are listed and the schedule is now finalized, barring any date changes for television. Missouri was the final school to complete their schedule. On Jan. 30, they added a game against Arkansas State (Sept. 28, 2013).