We have reached the halfway point of the 2018 college football season and things are really beginning to shape up in the SEC. Alabama and Georgia lead their respective divisions, as expected, and the remainder of the conference is about where it was speculated to be at this juncture. Auburn is out of it. That was not in the forecast. Florida and Kentucky are poised to give the Bulldogs a run in the East. The premier game in the conference has those Bulldogs facing the LSU Tigers, in Baton Rouge, Saturday afternoon. Bird (@Autull) speaks to that subject and picks all of the conference games to be played Saturday. So Stop, Click, and Listen, to this week on the SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Bird (@Autull) is by himself, once again this week. He begins the podcast by reviewing the standings in the East and West divisions of the conference and moves from there to the individual leaders in statistics. Then we come to the meat of the show with analysis and predictions of every SEC game to be played this Saturday. Will Alabama cover? Will Auburn win? And how about the big games in Gainesville (Florida-LSU) and College Station (Texas A&M-Kentucky)? All this, and more, right here on The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Welcome to October! This week, our panelists answer the biggest question about the biggest game last week and look at Scott Frost, Notre Dame and name some potential playoff teams.
The barometer for me continuing to watch Virginia football on TV when things go south used to be – is watching this game better than doing yard work? Not surprisingly, there have been many games when I was cutting grass as the final horn sounded.
Bird (@Autull) begins this week’s show by reminiscing on big games from years past involving this week’s SEC matchups. These include Texas A&M-Arkansas, Ole Miss-LSU, Tennessee-Georgia, and Florida-Mississippi State. He then reviews the standings in both divisions and touches on last week’s games. The podcast concludes with Bird picking all of this Saturday’s games involving Southeastern Conference teams. This one is entertaining, as always, and informative. So, Stop, Click, and Listen to The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Well, that was a pleasant Saturday afternoon. Delightful pre-autumn Charlottesville weather, a good tailgate with great friends, and a solid Virginia win that gets UVa halfway to bowl eligibility.
There was a lot to like about Virginia’s 27-3 win against the Louisville Cardinals. I would submit that the most encouraging thing about Virginia’s win was that the Cavaliers played a far from the flawless game and still won going away. While 27-3 sounds like a pretty thorough thrashing, the truth is, the game could and should have been an even more convincing beatdown.
Four weeks into the ACC season, a spin around the ACC reveals at least one thing we already knew…pre-season predictions are a ridiculous exercise in guesswork.
While Clemson is 4-0 with a nice road win at Texas A&M, I don’t think Clemson has hit their stride yet. The defense has not been as dominant as expected and the Tigers need to sort out their quarterback strategy, but Clemson is clearly the best team in the ACC. The second best team in the ACC is so far behind Clemson, it’s not really a relevant discussion.
As we approach Week 4, the roundtable is joined by Bryce Hodge to review last week’s games, look at Urban Meyer and predict a few games.
The Southeastern Conference and all of college football enter its fourth week of play this week and Bird (@Autull) gives us a recap of what has taken place thus far in the SEC, muses on where the season might turn, and picks all of the conference games to be played on Saturday. The biggest games on the slate pit Alabama against Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa and the Missouri Tigers hosting the Georgia Bulldogs in Columbia, MO.
I know, we’ve all said it a thousand times. Being a UVa fan is never easy. When it looks like it might be easy, it’s not. It’s hard. It’s stressful. It’s complicated. Even the location of Virginia’s game against Ohio wasn’t easy. Early in the week when it looked like Hurricane Florence would be churning over central Virginia all weekend, AD Carla Williams adeptly moved the game to Nashville, so Virginia could avoid a disruptive cancellation. Demonstrating that no good planning goes unpunished, Florence stayed well south of Virginia and game-time conditions in Charlottesville were not much different than those in Nashville.