Welcome to Around the SEC! We’re one day away from Thanksgiving and plenty of college football action to keep you as full as the food is primed to do. We have plenty coming your way here at Team Speed Kills as we get you set for arguably the biggest weekend of the year.
What do the New Year’s bowls look like? (SB Nation)
Jason Kirk and the gang hemmed off of the latest CFP rankings and took a look at what the latest projections of New Year’s bowl games would look like. Spoiler Alert: There are some SEC teams involved in the mix, specifically ones that reside in the state hosting the Iron Bowl.
Surprising? Probably not.
A mighty big rivalry week primer (SB Nation)
SB Nation’s Bill Connelly pieced together a damn good primer for you folks for this weekend’s action. 59 games are covered including the Iron Bowl, Clean Old Fashioned Hate, The Governor’s Cup and much more. You might not find a better primer anywhere on the Internet than this one, folks. You’ll wanna check it out.
Do the Gators have the juice to beat the ‘Noles? (Alligator Army)
Florida has proven to be stingy as all hell on defense this year. It’s been their strength, and was their strength last year as well when they won the SEC East the first time around. The unit has arguably carried them to another division title, but the questions have surrounded the offense, and will surround them as they head into battle with the Florida State Seminoles this week.
FSU, of course, sports a dynamic offense featuring one of the best running backs in the country in Dalvin Cook. The Gators defense can keep them in the game, but the offense will have to be tasked with scoring points and keeping pace. Can they do it? Time will tell.
A connection from up north is being made in Lexington (A Sea of Blue)
Believe it or not, Canada is playing a vital role in recruiting for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. Whether it’s Drake appearing at practices, or players like Jamal Murray, Shai Alexander and Wildcats of the past like former Toronto Raptor Jamaal Magloire, Kentucky is making a big play in the “Great White North.”
2017 WR flips from LSU to Texas A&M (Good Bull Hunting)
Jhamon Ausbon had previously been an LSU commit up until Tuesday. Ausbon, a four-star 2017 wide receiver, decided to flip from the Tigers to the Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies were already sporting a terrific recruiting class and had a great wide receiver in his own right as part of it in Hezekiah Jones. And now the class has been upped big time with the commitment of Ausbon.