It may just be Week 3, but we are in mid-season form in the SEC for politicking, gamesmanship, and coming up with absurd analogies. This week’s edition of Around the SEC has a little bit of everything.
Without further ado, here’s what’s happening around the SEC:
- Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt essentially compared his program to the sinking Titanic. This may not make me happy if I were a Vols fan, but this really is the best analogy for the program. That, or a trash can.
- LSU coach Ed Orgeron has stated that Texas’ visiting locker room did not have functioning air conditioning during their game against the Longhorns that featured 103 degree heat. Texas has denied this claim, but come on, I think it’s safe to assume that there indeed was a lack of A/C and that it only made Joe Burrow angry.
- Noon kickoffs (or 11 am for those in the superior Central Time Zone) is something every school must deal with. But if you are Alabama coach Nick Saban, you take offense to your team being scheduled for the early time slot. Saban claims it is too hot in Alabama in September to have the Tide play at 11 am. However, he’s probably just still mad at the Bama students not staying the whole game even when the temperature is below 100 degrees. I’m sure next week we’ll write about something new that Saban is mad about.
- Already on the shelf for an extended period of time, South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley will have surgery on his injured foot that will end his season. Bentley will be eligible to graduate transfer this offseason and play his final year of college football elsewhere. Kirby Smart may test the waters with Bentley to bring him in to compete with Stetson Bennett, D’wan Mathis, and Carson Beck… *eyeball emoji*
- A second SEC quarterback’s season came to an end recently. Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Graduate transfer Sawyer Smith will assume the starting responsibilities for the Wildcats.
- Bad week for injuries. Texas A&M starting running back Jashaun Corbin will miss the rest of the 2019 season with a hamstring injury he sustained in the Aggies’ loss at Clemson. True freshman Isaiah Spiller will likely take over as the primary back for Texas A&M.
- Arkansas has made a change at quarterback, announcing that Nick Starkel will take over for Ben Hicks. Starkel will look to continue to the tradition of former Texas A&M quarterbacks finding greater success elsewhere after transferring.
Until next time… GO DAWGS!!!