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Arkansas-Alabama headlines SEC early season TV schedule
cbssports.com ^ | 7/16/12 | Chip Patterson

Posted on 07/16/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds

Every year, it happens. The summer winds down near the end of July, and over a couple weeks we get a full dose of college football previews from every conference before teams open fall camp in August.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: collegefootbal
Will be interesting to see how Missouri does in its first year in the SEC.
1 posted on 07/16/2012 11:28:35 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I was looking forward to watching the Razorbacks this year with their great QB and top RB returning. Then the coach had to go get himself fired over a young broad. Unless they hit lighting in a bottle with the new coach they will not be as good as they could have been. “They cudda been a contenda.”

Missouri and TxA&M will have growing pains in the SEC, there are just too many quality teams in it to play week end and week out.

But I am looking forward to some great football. I love college football.

That reminds me, I need to buy a magazine about the upcoming teams and the predictions for their seasons. Too bad Street and Smith no longer publishes.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 11:37:44 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Missouri will do better than the aggies, that’s for sure. Aggie football will be the doormat of the SEC for a few years, if not more.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 11:38:10 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: arrogantsob

At the end of last season, I had picked Arkansas to win the National Championship this year...now, not so much.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 11:40:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Last year Arkansas may have had the best two deep raw talent in the conference. But they were also young and did stupid things at the wrong time. Arkansas will continue to get good talent and be a force to be reckoned with regardless of the HC.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I already have USC as one team in the Championship Game, the only question is which SEC will oppose them.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

SEC teams beat each other up so much that I am going to say Oklahoma State/USC in the NC game.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 11:51:27 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

If LSU has a decent QB this year, you can’t rule them out.

Bama will be down a notch this year, but next year, they’ll be back.

As far as my Gators, who knows? They should be solid on defense, but the offense is one big crap shoot, plus I’m not sold yet on Muschamp.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: cweese

Time will tell, sip. If I were you, I’d be worried about how your own steers will perform.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: dfwgator
Gators travel to College Station early Sept. Kyle Sadium will be a huge culture shock to them...The 12th man..the Corps..is something to behold..

And be assured that some Aggies will somehow manage to obtain, legally, or otherwise, a few alligators and roast them...heck, this may bring back the famed Aggie bonfire..

10 posted on 07/16/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I am trying to remember the last time the Gators played a game in Texas. Actually, I am pushing my kids to go to A&M, so it could get pretty interesting in our house in a few years.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: cweese
Aggie football will be the doormat of the SEC for a few years, if not more.

Whew
- Vanderbilt Fan

Oh, and Roll Tide!

12 posted on 07/16/2012 12:19:47 PM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: cweese
Aggie football will be the doormat of the SEC for a few years, if not more.

They won't be for long, they are recruiting like monsters so far for 2013...the move to the SEC will lure a lot of top-notch players, that might have otherwise gone to Big 12 schools.

13 posted on 07/16/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Whoooo Pig Soooie


14 posted on 07/16/2012 12:25:39 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: ken5050

I have always liked Texas A&M. I also like traditions but one needs to change.

You can probably guess which one.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: dfwgator

I had and still have doubts about their defense. Offensively few teams could match up but their defense was not top flight.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: cweese

THE doormat? No, A doormat, maybe. I expect they will be mid-level.


17 posted on 07/16/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: razorback-bert

Dittos.


18 posted on 07/16/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: dfwgator

Petrino such screwed that chance, along with the young woman he was also screwing.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 12:58:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ken5050
Kyle Sadium will be a huge culture shock to them...The 12th man..the Corps..is something to behold.

Indeed it is something to behold. Quite the venue. However with The Swamp having roughly the same capacity as Kyle Field, I'd say the shock wont be too bad. Heck, maybe even the Gator plays can concentrate a little better since there are beautiful ladies on only one side of the field.

20 posted on 07/16/2012 1:15:59 PM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: numberonepal

Muschamp certainly isn’t a stranger to Kyle Field.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 1:17:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: numberonepal; dfwgator
I think the Swamp holds about 15-20k more...I've had the good fortune to attend games at both places, and yes, the Swamp is bvery intimidating to a visiting team, but it is nothing like Kyle Fild ( which, BTW..since the Aggies joined the SEC, pland are under way to expamnd it to about 100k)..When the 12th Man, the Corps, all stand, and YELL, in unison..there is nothing like it IMHO..

I think now that TAMU is inn the SEC, they will get more of the 5 star prospects that they used to lose regularly to Texas. ASnd anyone else noticed that since TAMU joined the SEC, nobody's talking about the Longhorn Network..

22 posted on 07/16/2012 1:22:25 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I have talked to many parents whose kids went to A&M, and they all say it’s the best possible school, and environment for them. Their staff does a great job with prospective students visiting the university. They sold me, and I know my daughter is very excited about A&M, even wears an A&M sweater, she’ll start 8th Grade next month, so it still will be a few years.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: yarddog

With the occasional exception, most of the SEC plays 8 home games, a couple decent in conference games and 4 gimmes against Directional State Teachers College. So even going 4-4 in the SEC you end up with 8 wins and it looks like an awesome conference.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT by RGF
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To: Gulf War One

I do worry about UT’s offense...they can’t seem to get a good quarterback, and the o-line is porous and young. I think their defense will be solid. Should be an interesting season with W. Virginia and TCU joining the conference.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 4:24:55 PM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: cweese

I know.

the Texas Aggie quarterback, whoever it turns out to be, will be talented but have zero experience. This, against the speed of SEC defenses means having to grow up fast.

The D-line is thin, an on account of that, it will be young too.

Jackson seems to have the team in the best physical shape I’ve ever seen, and Sumlin has buy-in, but I think 8 wins this season is probably the upper limit. The fall cannot come soon enough. Anxious to see how they play.

On the bright side, Sumlin is recruiting lights out.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: dfwgator

I hope this is accurate. But I looked it up and the last gane Florida played in Texas was in the Bluebonnet Bowl versus Arkansas on 12/31/82.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: dfwgator

The last regular season game they played in Texas was at University Of Houston on 09/15/79.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:09 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I do know that 1992 is the last time the Gators played a regular season non-conference game outside of the State of Florida, against Syracuse.


29 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
The last regular season game they played in Texas was at University Of Houston on 09/15/79.

Charlie Pell's first game as I recall, of course 1979 was a year to forget for Gator fans.

30 posted on 07/16/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: arrogantsob
Hogs have two deal breakers in their 2012 quest for elite status: 1) the loss of Bobby Petrino (saw her; she wasn't worth it) and 2) their defense is perennially mediocre and tend to get pushed around by the big boys on the block.

Now their offense is as good as any around, really, but at some point you have to stop the other team and you need your coach to prepare you to win the really big games. John L Smith v Satan? Please. Damn shame.

31 posted on 07/16/2012 7:42:18 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: Dysart

Petrino’s peccadillo was a huge set-back for the Hogs. It was a heartbreaker when I heard about it. Smith is not a bad coach but you are right about the level of coaching he will have to go against.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 11:39:11 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Dysart
...the loss of Bobby Petrino (saw her; she wasn't worth it)

No woman is worth committing adultery for.

33 posted on 07/16/2012 11:53:27 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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