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Around the SEC is Back for 2023

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Football is back, y’all. The last year for the 14 team SEC, the last year for the 4 team playoff, has finally arrived. Let’s enjoy one more ride for this iteration of college football and the SEC. Without further ado, lets see who is making headlines in the SEC before week 1 of the 2023 season.

Here’s what’s happening around the SEC.

  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban has not named a starting quarterback, nor provided a dept chart, ahead of the Crimson Tide’s opener against Middle Tennessee. The expectation is the Jalen Milroe will get the nod at quarterback, but the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee definitely don’t need another advantage against Bama, so they will be left in the dark until Saturday.
  • Other quarterback battle winners include Graham Mertz of Florida, Payton Thorne of Auburn, and Conner Weigman of Texas A&M.
  • Speaking of Florida, the Gators have altered their travel plans ahead of Hurricane Idalia. Florida is heading to Dallas on Tuesday, before finishing their travel on Wednesday to arrive in Salt Lake City. Further, widespread evacuations are underway in the state of Florida, and we are hoping for safety for all those in the hurricane’s path.
  • Arkansas has moved their home opener against Western Carolina to noon, as opposed to the originally scheduled 3 pm, due to the project heat index in Fayetteville on Saturday.
  • Finally, let’s offer congratulations to the Vanderbilt Commodores, as they have the best record in the league after beating Hawaii last Saturday.