To borrow words from the great Verne Lundquist: Oh My!
The SEC this year has been a microcosm of the college football world. But as outsiders might not know, but SEC insiders know, that is simply considered “normal” in the SEC. Any given week, any team can beat any other team (unless that team is Ole Miss), and the conference race is dynamic, competitive and therefore, important to many. Of course, national titles and national recognition is great, but given the way the league generally tends to sabotage it’s own place in the national picture, the league title tends to take on a special meaning that many other leagues will never know (cough, Big 11, cough).
The weekend provided it’s fair share of excitement with a nightmare scenario emerging in the East for teams not named “Tennessee.” The East has become a bit of a logjam with the Volunteers precariously perched at the top of a very unstable hill. Of course, it’s way to early to crown UT with the Eastern Division title at this point because well, there are still road games left on the schedule, but at the same time, it’s going to be difficult for most of the other teams besides Georgia at this juncture to take advantage of a flub by the Vols.
Speaking of Georgia, they had one of the more entertaining moments of the weekend, and we’d be remiss to not show you a clip of what went down at the Cocktail Party:
Danielson hit the nail straight on the head when he said that it was planned, as was evidenced by Richt’s own comments after the game. Some people might look on this behavior of being unbecoming of a classy coach, but I don’t think it was about class, it was about motivation. When you have 18-22 year old kids out playing a game, mindset is half the battle. That’s what led Appy State to a win over Michigan in the big house, as well as the other side of the coin contributing equally to Michigan’s defeat.
There aren’t really a lot of fans out there that are so outraged by the antics that aren’t Florida fans, and for the most part, it was pretty well received by most of the media as well. Of course, this will undoubtedly lead to other similar shows of excitement, but as is often the case, Georgia got away with it (sort of) because they were the first ones to do it, and now, undoubtedly, a rule will change, and this of this sort will lead to more severe punishment in the future. That aside, thanks go out to the Bulldogs for knocking Florida out of everyone’s freaking collective consciousness. I mean, the best X-Loss team in the country.
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