It is difficult to stop this spread in November.
This means it was completely different before COVID-19. That was a simpler period.
The spread of offenses began with Urban Meyer and Gus Malzahn to revolutionize the SEC. Today, these plans have evolved into many different defense masters, such as Will Muschamp, Kirby Smart and Jeremy Pruitt. Sorry, buddy, but the truth is distressing.
Of course, the proliferation offense this season is off the court, and no coach can do anything about it. Halloween on the university campus looks like a super spreader that everyone is worried about, so four games have been cancelled this weekend due to the positive coronavirus test and subsequent contact tracing. The SEC fully understands the upcoming situation and pushes this chaos to new heights, so we should not be surprised.
Nonetheless, this still shocked the league̵
Alabama and Auburn have been idle for the second consecutive week. Still on the SEC’s 8th week schedule…Currently: Miss Ole in South Carolina (6:30 pm), Florida (6 pm) in Arkansas and Vanderbilt in Kentucky (11 am).
Today, the important game of the weekend in Alabama is Sunday. Dolphin quarterback Tua Tagovailoa replaces Justin Herbert of the quarterback Charger (3:05 pm).
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When the calendar hits November, we hope that college football will have chaos every year, but this is chaos that no one wants. Can the season be completed as planned? It seems unlikely at the moment, but we can always hope.
Just arrived at the finish line, crowned champion and collected TV checks, baby. In the college football playoffs, two teams will obviously be a bonus. (However, Texas A&M has no pressure).
Of course, the teams selected for CFP will cancel Christmas. You cannot risk spending all your money so that the player can see his family.
From now on, put on a mask and clean up your soul in case of any expectations of “fair and balanced” this season. The spread of COVID-19 has now spread across the country, and the path to December 19 and the SEC Championship in Atlanta next week may become more chaotic.
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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s simple vision is that Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M can control the table and play enough games to impress the college football playoff committee. Alabama defeated Texas A&M earlier this year, but then Texas A&M disturbed the Gators and played excellent football ever since. The Aggies and quarterback Kellen Mond defeated South Carolina 38-3 last week.
From a scheduling perspective, the common denominator among Florida, Alabama and Texas A&M is LSU. Each of these teams needs to play against the Tigers before the end of the season, but this is a problem. The defending national champion, Louisiana State University has now postponed the games against Alabama No. 1 and Florida State No. 6, and since there are no more open dates, it is unclear how to resolve it.
Currently, LSU is scheduled to play in Florida on December 12, but SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey may have to adjust a few things to make everything normal. Entering this weekend, here are the remaining timetables of Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M, and the three SEC teams are still participating in the college football playoffs.
Against Kentucky next week.
vs. Auburn November 28
December 5 in Arkansas
On Saturday against Arkansas.
At Vanderbilt next week.
Vs. Kentucky on November 28
December 5 in Tennessee
vs. LSU December 12 (makeup).
Texas A&M University
Miss Ole will face off next week.
With the LSU on November 28.
Held in Auburn on December 5.
December 12 in Tennessee (makeup).
According to the current schedule, Florida may participate in the SEC Championship, playing one more game than Alabama, and there is no rest time. Is that fair? However, if Alabama postpones more games, or if Auburn ends the game before December 12, things will become strange. This is the timetable for the remaining two classes at Auburn.
Against Tennessee next week.
In Alabama on November 12.
And Texas A&M on December 5
December 12 at Mississippi State University
If Auburn ends the season with a victory over Alabama and gets the same victory as the “Crimson Tide”, no matter how Sankey designs the tiebreaker, it will bring five alarms to the SEC. Auburn may be undefeated in the SEC West because of this chaos, but he is helpless.
Joseph Goodman (Joseph Goodman) is a columnist For the Alabama Media Group.He is on twitter @JoeGoodmanJr.