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    I don't even want to think about how badly South Carolina is going to beat Missouri this afternoon. But I like the SEC so far. Missouri's first 2 "real" games -- against Georgia and Arizona State -- were on ESPN 2, and now today's game is on in prime time on CBS.

    The downside is that Missouri isn't very good so far. But it's pretty cool to be able to watch my alma mater on TV almost every week.

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    Looks like you were spot on.

    My Aggies hung with a good Florida team. We've got a basket case Arkansas team this week.

    Our SC State game was televised, the SEC (and a new Athletic Director) is doing us a world of good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "nate99":2ipzuxjw
    Looks like you were spot on.

    My Aggies hung with a good Florida team. We've got a basket case Arkansas team this week.

    Our SC State game was televised, the SEC (and a new Athletic Director) is doing us a world of good.
    Sad, but true.

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    Looks like you were spot on.
    One of the few times I wished a Mizzou game hadn't been on TV. They were pretty awful from start to finish. If their starting QB isn't at full speed, he just has to sit and let the backup play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "deltacornbread":3ni4217c
    Sad, but true.
    Wouldn't have thought that Arkansas was going to roll over like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "nate99":3h1eg0q5
    Wouldn't have thought that Arkansas was going to roll over like that.
    Absolutely no will to win. None.
    Someone wake me up when the season is over.

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    We finally won one.

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    Auburn looks awful.

    We've got LSU at home, a tough road game in Starkville and an impossible road game in Tuscaloosa.

    It would take nearly perfect execution (like not turning the ball over six times like we did against Ole Miss) but it is not implausible that we could go 10-2, though 9-3 seems more likely.

    Maybe Alabama will get food poisoning and we could win the SEC West.


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    Hogs almost nailed LSU today. Would have made a nice ending to a terrible season. Now we wait to see who will be our new coach.

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    What a crazy, horrible, no-good season for my Missouri Tigers. They had exactly the wrong kind of bad luck for their first season in the SEC.

    They started with a string of injuries to their offensive line, which was terrible timing, considering how strong Georgia and South Carolina were on their defensive front. Mizzou's second- and third-string linemen couldn't keep up with some of the best players in the country.

    Their starting QB was never 100% healthy, and with all the injuries to his line, he never got much chance to recover. He was banged up week in and week out.

    So the Tigers ended up with their second-string QB in some games they had a real chance to win, and they took an unfathomable loss to Vanderbilt while also losing by a TD at Florida in a game they were undoubtedly surprised to be competitive. That's in addition to the expected drubbings by Alabama a few weeks ago and A&M last night.

    Don't know what they're going to do going forward. Their recruiting's going to take a hit because of their shitty season. Their starting QB may be healthy for his senior season in 2013, but who knows what the O-line will look like, or even how good he might be at his best. Their backup QB is a known mediocrity. The best QB in the school may be a freshman who's currently redshirting, but it's unlikely the coaches will play him ahead of the other two.

    And the SEC isn't going to get any easier.

    I'm hearing rumbles that the alumni and major donors to the program aren't happy with coach Pinkel and his staff. But there's no precedent at Mizzou for dumping a successful coach after one bad season.

    Plus, it's not like they have anybody better waiting in the wings. There's no Urban Meyer sitting out there tanned and rested, and even if there were, no proven coach with BCS-championship aspirations is going to look at Mizzou and see a golden opportunity.

    I just hope the basketball season is entertaining. (They got their asses handed to them against Louisville two nights ago.) How long before baseball starts?

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    I don't follow college football, but just have to say:

    GO NIU!!!!

    Never imagined that Northern Illinois University would make it to a bowl game. Yes, that is where I graduated from. Husband got his masters there, but undergrad at University of Colorado...been telling him for years to switch allegiance to NIU...he is still die hard Buffalo fan despite their horrid year(s).

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    Well, we stole Wisconsin's coach. The Gus Bus is headed to Auburn. Rumors of Bobby Petrino headed to Arkansas State.(where Malzaun just left from) Have not heard who Tenn is shooting for.

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    As I'm sure you know by now, Tennessee got Cincinnati's coach, and then Cincinnati got Texas Tech's coach -- apparently after a cold call from the AD and about five minutes' worth of negotiation. (What does that say about the attractiveness of the head coaching job in Lubbock?)

    At Mizzou, the offensive coordinator/QB coach/top recruiter just left. By all reports it was his own call. He was getting most of the blame for the first losing season since 2004, on top of possibly the weakest recruiting class in the SEC. So I can't fault him for moving on.

    A half-million-dollar salary goes pretty far in Columbia, Missouri, which means he probably has enough saved to take some time off and figure out his next move.

    I can't imagine the pressure of being a college football coach today. Their easiest day is probably more stressful than my worst.

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    Johnny Football wins Heisman. And in my opinion, he earned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Lou Schuler":3c1by9io
    What does that say about the attractiveness of the head coaching job in Lubbock?
    Lubbock is not a place you wish on anyone. The word is that Tuberville's wife absolutely hated it, and he knew someone in the Cincinnati AD. In any case, it does not reflect well on Texas Tech to have your coach leave on his own accord for a smaller school.

    Manziel's stats were ridiculous, and he could have had more, being pulled for big portions of games that were out of hand. The kid is a freaky athlete and a gamer. A&M is cashing in big time on the SEC move with increased exposure, and the Heisman just amplified that.

    We just landed one of the top WR recruits in the nation today and many others that were not interested last year are calling us before we call them.

    Can't give enough credit to Coach Sumlin and his staff. They took an underachieving team and beat the defending (and perhaps repeat) national champions.

    To think that we were a decent kicker away from beating LSU and perhaps sitting in Alabama's spot right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "nate99":1laqldwd
    Can't give enough credit to Coach Sumlin and his staff. They took an underachieving team and beat the defending (and perhaps repeat) national champions.
    Sumlin is the man. I watched him for years at UH and loved the guy. Obviously, I was sorry to see him go but he was a class act all the way to end. I heard he even tried to recommend Kingsbury for the UH job but they went the other way. I bet they wish they could have that decision back.

    Good job Ags. It's been a long time coming.

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    I don't know if this story about Tuberville leaving a bunch of recruits at dinner to take the Cincinnati job is true, but it's too good to not share.

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    Clemson 25, LSU 24.

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    Season concludes tonight, and I'm a bit selfishly rooting for Alabama. It would be nice to be the only team to have beaten the national champ if you can't win it yourself.

    The Cotton Bowl turned in to a rout. That was about as thorough a case of how far a team can go in one year as you will ever see. Last year, we blew big leads after half time, Friday night, we took a tight game after the half and ran away with it. Manziel still looked otherworldly.

    That was fun.

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    I'll bet it was!

    Of course my Missouri Tigers went the opposite direction, and coughed up a couple of games they could've won.

    Still, there's no denying that it was a brutal schedule. All 7 of the teams they lost to -- and 1 they beat -- ended up in bowl games. So far 6 of those teams won their bowl, with Alabama up tonight. Florida is the only team that beat Mizzou and also lost a bowl. (And that's a game Missouri could've won. I think the shock of being ahead for much of the game, on the road no less, eventually overwhelmed them.)

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