It’s game week Dawg Nation! After an extended and unprecedented offseason, the SEC finally kicks off this weekend with a full slate a games. As we are aware, the SEC will only play an in-conference schedule in 2020, and the Dawgs’ first opponent is Arkansas.
Before the games arrive on Saturday, let’s take a look around the conference to see what’s making headlines in Week 1.
Here’s what’s happening around the SEC:
· First year Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz is sharing COVID-19 updates for his team with the media, something few coaches have opted to do. The Tigers will be without seven players for their game against Alabama due to the coronavirus.
· In lighter news, former Tennessee offensive lineman Ramon Foster has tabbed his team to finish the season 8-2. With a schedule that features Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Auburn, we are curious if Foster actually meant the Vols’ basketball team will start 8-2. It is well known in this part of the country that Tennessee is a basketball school and not a football school.
· In more comedic news, Paul Finebaum has declared Florida “back” and College Football Playoff contenders. First off, I think Texas has copyrighted being “back”. Secondly, I’m extremely here to watch the crumble of any team that is declared “back” (see: 2019 Texas Longhorns football).
· To the shock of no one, reining national and SEC champs LSU has named Myles Brennan to start at quarterback for the Tigers. With essentially the entire 2019 team gone minus Heisman hopeful Derek Stingley (and yes, we need to talk more about Stingley as a serios Heisman threat), Brennan will try to keep the Tigers atop the SEC West with Alabama, Auburn, and Texas A&M all poised for great seasons.
It is so, so good to have SEC football back. Wash your hands, wear your masks, and GO DAWGS!!!