Vanderbilt heads to Florida for what should be a fairly unremarkable football game Saturday night. The Commodores haven't got anyone capable of making big plays other than freshman running back Warren Norman, and they haven't broken ten points in SEC play all year. UF would almost have to throw the game for this thing to be competitive late. I'll be there to see my second Vandy game in three weeks, but I can safely say that if not for my writing duties for fightingators.com this would be a game I'd take a pass on. Here's the rest of your possibilities for a pretty blah overall weekend from Awful Announcing.
Somehow the SEC's entire season has been hijacked by nonsense. Think about what we've spent time on this past month alone: ridiculous celebration penalties, blown calls, ref suspensions, SEC pro UF-Bama conspiracy theories (egged on by a spoiled child posing as a football coach in Knoxville), and "eye gouging". Is there any chance at some point we'll just be able to talk about football? LSU at Alabama this weekend has the potential to reshape the conference race as well as the BCS. It's got Nick Saban going against his successor. Both teams have outstanding athletes capable of big plays at any time. So why has it been completely below the radar in favor of more anti-Spikes bloviating all week? Four SEC teams play garbage games with 1-AA teams, including Georgia against Tennessee Tech. By the way, Georgia tight end Aron White thinks they had UF right where they wanted them, it's just those pesky four turnovers that screwed things up...
"I don't feel that they're unbeatable by any means. I feel like if we'd have come and had a little more focus, we could have come out with a W."
Uh, yeah. The reason the 4-4 team with the atrocious defense didn't beat the one on the eighteen game win streak is because they needed a little more focus. You betcha.
For whatever reason, the recent trend of colleges imitating Oregon by breaking out new uniforms seems to be picking up steam. FSU announced yesterday that they'll wear this thing for the Maryland game in two weeks. It looks like a Georgia jersey with spiderwebs on the shoulders and a shiny black helmet. Meanwhile Ohio State will wear pseudo throwback jerseys and a white helmet against Michigan. There's a rumor UF may do something similar against FSU. This stuff needs to stop. How's it a good idea to put your guys in uniforms that feel different from what they've been accustomed to all year for the last game? Have a good weekend and I'll see you back here Monday.