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Around the SEC Notices Some Overconfidence in Knoxville

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We all circled October 16th versus Kentucky as Georgia’s most important game of the season right? Right?! Ok, 99.9% of us did not, but that’s how the 2021 season has gone down. Win Saturday, and the Dawgs have one foot inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium; lose, and we would need Kentucky to lose two of the following games to reach the SEC Championship Game: Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt.

So, there we have it – it’s an absolute must-win for the Dawgs on Saturday. While we await the showdown Between the Hedges, let’s do what we do every week and look around the league to see who is making headlines.

Here’s what’s happening around the SEC:

  • Florida coach Dan Mullen has confirmed that he has dismissed cornerback Elijah Blades from the team. Things are going great in Gainesville.
  • Dave Hooker of Saturday Down South has profiled Tennessee’s recent offensive success. More noteworthy, he claims that their upcoming game against Alabama is not winnable, but the game against Georgia is more realistic to win. Hooker says, “The Bulldogs haven’t been tested by an offense that is hitting on all cylinders like the Vols are now”. That is certainly quite an assertion to make after just two good games against Missouri and South Carolina.
  • LSU receiver Kayshon Boutte will miss the remainder of the season with a leg injury. We hope he has a full recovery and is ready for 2022.
  • Texas A&M was fined $100,000 for storming the field after their upset victory over Alabama. This is the Aggies’ second offense, and I am sure no one cares at all about the fine in College Station.
  • Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach was asked if his team was in danger of being more relaxed against Alabama after the Tide’s loss to Texas A&M. Leach responded by saying, “If we relax against the University of Alabama, then we are the stupidest team in college football”. He’s not wrong, and I am sure the Bulldogs will give Alabama their best shot on Saturday.

We don’t want no cats. We want some dogs! GO DAWGS!!!