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NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It’s SEC Championship Week, aka Alabama Respect Week. We will show nothing but focused, intentional respect shows towards Saban and the Tide. With that, let’s recap what’s happening with the platinum-standard Crimson Tide as well as the other, lesser programs of the league.

Here’s what’s happening around the SEC:

  • Alabama’s genius offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is an early favorite to be named the next Maryland head coach. Hiring any Alabama coach is always a home run, so the Terrapins should absolutely get this done.
  • Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is an even heavier betting favorite to win the Heisman in roughly 10 days. Honestly, it should be unanimous. In fact, just give him the 2019 one while we’re at it too. Tagovailoa has no flaws.
  • The Tide opened up as a 10 point favorite against the Dawgs, with some books having moved the line all the way to 13.5. Double digits is a great start, but Alabama has won every game by at least 22. This line really should be closer to three or four touchdowns if the whole city of Las Vegas doesn’t want to end up on Saban’s bulletin board.
  • The other school in Alabama, Auburn, may be trying to line up Bob Stoops to take over as Tigers head coach despite Gus Malzahn still holding that title.
  • The SEC Office has come out and said that four players should have been ejected due to the brawl in the Egg Bowl.
  • In other fighting news, LSU offensive analyst Steve Kragthorpe was punched in the pacemaker during a brawl against Texas A&M after their wild seven overtime loss to the Aggies. LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk went after the Aggie staffer who threw the punch, who is not the person you want charging after you.

Until next time… GO DAWGS!!!