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  1. Mr2Bits

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    Bits' SEC Blog

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    What to expect from the SEC this season:


    1. The Auburn Tigers will challenge for the SEC West title. The date to circle on your calendars in the SEC is October 15th. Auburn will travel to Death Valley to take on LSU in the annual Tiger Bowl. Coach Lambeau will lead in his new team in a rematch of the BCS championship game with coach Maximus. LSU fans are salivating over this game. The key note about this game is that CBS has picked it up in the 8:00 PM slot following the Florida / Georgia game at 3:30. That does not bode well for Auburn.

    2. Alabama will lose 3 SEC games. The days of Nick Saban's Tide rolling through the SEC are over. With games against Auburn, LSU, and Florida in the Swamp, the Tide are looking at a trip to the Capital One Bowl at best.

    3. No SEC team will finish the season undefeated. The schedule is just too tough. Florida, Auburn, and LSU all play one another this year. In addition, each team has at least one really rough out of conference game. Florida of course will host defending ACC champion Florida State, LSU will travel to Virginia Tech, and Aubrun opens at home with #1 Ohio State.
     
  2. Jvigorous1

    Jvigorous1 Hokie

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    Looking forward to LSU coming to Lane Stadium :)
     
  3. Maximus21

    Maximus21 BCS Chaos - Syracuse

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    Some good storylines in the SEC as always. The addition of Lambeau by Auburn will just make the league even more of a bloodbath than usual.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 1

    This week Bits gives Helmet Stickers to:

    1. A. McCarron, QB, Alabama: It is never easy replacing a national champion at quarterback. McCarron filled in nicely for Greg McElroy by going 20/39 for 342 yards and 3 scores against Louisiana Monroe. We'll see how the redshirt sophomore plays this week when Boise St. comes to town.

    2. Stephen Garcia, QB, South Carolina: The senior got off to a nice start against Tulsa in week 1 by throwing for 264 yards and 3 TDs. South Carolina will travel to Georgia this week for their annual SEC East elimination game.

    3. W. Norman, RB, Vanderbilt: The Commodores put up 41 points on Army, and Norman was a huge reason why. The junior rushed for 194 yards and 4 TDs.
     
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    Games of the Year in the SEC

    Here is a quick look at the best games of the 2011 season in the SEC. Get your popcorn ready!

    1. Florida @ LSU: The Bayou Bengals whipped the Gators in the SEC Championship game in December. Florida has had this game circled on the calendar since the final whistle of that game. There may be no tougher place to play than Death Valley at night, except maybe the Swamp of course.

    2. Auburn @ LSU: Just two weeks after getting Florida at home, LSU gets Auburn in the Tiger Bowl, again an 8:00 P.M. game. Don't be surprised if Auburn pulls an upset with dual threat QB Cam Newton under center in what this blogger is calling the de facto SEC West championship game

    3. Florida @ Auburn: Florida has it tough this year having to play @Auburn, @LSU, and Bama in the Swamp. If Florida loses this game, it will leave very little breathing room in the SEC.

    4. Alabama @ Auburn: The Iron Bowl! Auburn will look to make a huge statement about which state school is going to play second fiddle to LSU in the West (too mean?).

    5. Florida vs. Georgia: This was the game that cost Florida a shot at the BCS last year. Believe me, the Gators remember. Georgia jumped out to a 28-0 lead en route to a 35-24 victory in the Cocktail Party. Expect Florida to play better in the first half this year.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 2

    Week 2 Helmet Stickers:

    1. John Brantley, QB, Florida: The senior threw for 288 yards and 5 TDs with 0 INTs against vaunted Miami. Can he continue to be this efficient against the SEC?

    2. John. Martin, K, LSU: Martin, a true freshman, was 5/5 on FG attempts, including a 51 yarder against the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

    3. Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, Alabama: Kirkpatrick had 8 total tackles against the Broncos, and his 88 yard punt return for a TD iced the game for the Tide in the 4th quarter.
     
  7. Maximus21

    Maximus21 BCS Chaos - Syracuse

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    Very nice work
     
  8. Jvigorous1

    Jvigorous1 Hokie

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    Dang Brantley lighting it up!

    Alabama got a 88 yard punt return on BSU. ouch
     
  9. JerzeyReign

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    I like this segment alot... I may look at our content assignments and reorganize some things so we can get every conference involved... good work
     
  10. Mr2Bits

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    Thanks man. I'm enjoying it too. Look for Helmet Stickers each week in addition to one other piece.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 3

    Last week's Helmet Stickers go to:

    1. Chris Rainey, WR, Florida: When he is not stalking 35 year olds, you can find Rainey torching SEC defenses to the tune of 8 catches for 124 yards and 2 TDs.

    2. Nathan Stanley, QB, Ole Miss: The junior QB had 5 TDs in Mississippi's 38-21 win against Mizzouri. Some folks are talking Heisman, but this blogger wants to see him do it against an SEC caliber defense first.

    3. Stephen Garcia, QB, South Carolina: Garcia had 445 yards and 2 scores in South Carolina's 41-24 defeat of Georgia. The real question is: can the Gamecocks challenge for the SEC East title?
     
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    Breaking Down LSU @ Virginia Tech

    The biggest game of the weekend takes place on Saturday at 3:00 PM when the defending SEC champion LSU Tigers march into Lane Stadium to take on the defending ACC champion Virginia Tech Hokies. Here is a quick breakdown of Saturday's keys to the game:

    1. Jordan Jefferson vs. Barquell Rivers: If Rivers has a solid game with 8+ tackles and can contain Jefferson's running ability, then the Hokies will have a chance to win. If Jefferson can break runs and use his legs to move the chains, it will be a long day for Va Tech.

    2. Virginia Tech running backs vs. LSU linebackers: Darren Evans and Ryan Williams must get it going for Virginia Tech to win. LSU is solid at OLB with Ryan Baker and Stefoin Francois, but weaker up the middle at DT and MLB. Look for the Hokies to try to exploit JC Copeland and Chris Davenport up the middle.

    Prediction: LSU 28 Virginia Tech 20 - Let's face it, the Bayou Bengals just have too much speed for the Hokies.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 4

    Week 4 Helmet Stickers:

    1. Stephen Garcia, QB, South Carolina: Garcia racked up 4 more TD passes against Miss St. last week. Don't look now but the Gamecocks are sitting atop the SEC East and are poised to challenge Florida for the division title.

    2. Nathan Stanley, QB, Ole Miss: Everyone is saying that he is a legit Heisman candidate. This blogger has been a skeptic all along, but after another 300 yard game with 3 TDs and 0 INTs, I am becoming a believer.

    3. Jordan Jefferson, QB, LSU: He did throw 2 INTs against the Hokies, but Jefferson made big play after big play in #1 LSU's win at Va Tech.
     
  14. Jvigorous1

    Jvigorous1 Hokie

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    No matter how many times the Hokie defense stopped Jefferson and the LSU offense they would fire right back. The LSU offenseive line should get a sticker for constantly giving running lanes for the LSU backs and protecting Jefferson from the massive amount of blitzes I dialed up against them.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 5

    There were some big games in the SEC last week with some big time performances:

    1. Jenoris Jenkins, CB, Florida: 3 INTs vs Bama including a pick 6 and the game ender. Can you say Thorpe?

    2. Auburn's Running Game: Ontario McCalebb and Michael Dyer combined for 175 yards and 3 TDs as Auburn ran away from a promising South Carolina team.

    3. Jordan Jefferson, QB, LSU: Jefferson passes for 4 more TDs as the Bayou Bengals cruise past Mississippi State in Starkville.
     
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    What we learned in the SEC: Week 5

    Here are some quick thoughts on what we learned in the SEC this past week:

    1. Florida and LSU are the two best teams in the country: Why you ask? First, each of these teams has been battle tested by a tough opponent: Florida survived a Bama squad that was set on leaving the Swamp with a victory, and had to have big plays in key situations to do so; LSU won a tough game on the road at Lane Stadium. And second, Florida and LSU have manhandled all of their other opponents. The Tigers dismantled Oregon in Eugene and Florida rolled a talented Miami team in the Swamp. Baton Rouge will be on fire this week!

    2. Auburn is for real, South Carolina...not so much. Everyone in the league has been talking about the Cocks and how they will challenge Florida for the East title. Give me a Lee Corso style "NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!" Auburn exposed South Carolina up the middle and showed that the Tigers will indeed be a force in the SEC this season under coach Lambeau.

    3. Alabama is still REALLY good: They might not go multiple years without losing a regular season game any more, but watch out for the Tide. They were tough up front with Richardson and good in the passing game with McCarron. They will make some noise in the West and cause problems for Auburn and LSU.
     
  17. Maximus21

    Maximus21 BCS Chaos - Syracuse

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    Liking this more and more as the season goes on. Also fuck you Trey Burton.
     
  18. Mr2Bits

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    Bahaha...you'll get another shot at Trey in Atlanta. Look for a Blog update later tonight.
     
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    Helmet Stickers: Week 5

    This week Bits gives Helmet Stickers to:

    1. Nathan Stanley, QB, Ole Miss: Another game, another 300 yard 3 TD performance for Stanley. The Rebels are 6-0 and must be considered a legit candidate to make it to Atlanta.

    2. Trey Burton, QB, Florida: Sure he only played for a little over a quarter, but his game winning drive at LSU was one for the ages.

    3. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: Wilson threw for 292 yards and 5 TDs in the Hogs' rout of Tennessee.
     
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    The Race for the SEC Championship

    This week your resident SEC blogger will take a look at how the chase for the SEC title is shaping up.

    1. The SEC East - Right now Florida is the clear favorite. South Carolina still has a shot, but the Gamecocks still have two tough SEC games at Arkansas and vs. Florida at home in early November. Georgia is on the outside looking in. The Dawgs would have to beat Florida, have Florida lose to Kentucky or Vandy, and have the Gators beat South Carolina...

    2. The SEC West - This division is WIDE OPEN. LSU and Auburn both have losses to Florida, and will meet in Death Valley in two weeks in what many are calling the de facto SEC West Championship Game. Not so fast my friend, Ole Miss actually leads the SEC West at 6-0 (2-0 in the SEC). And don't sleep on Bama or Arkansas. Both of these teams have the talent to make a run in the SEC.
     
  21. Maximus21

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    fuckin' florida, that is all
     
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    MIGHTY.
     
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    Auburn @ LSU Preview

    The biggest game on next week's SEC schedule will take place in Death Valley on Saturday night (8:00 PM CBS). The stakes are high: if the Tigers can upset...well...the Tigers, then Auburn will gain the inside track to the SEC West title. Each team will have to overcome the "small" hurdle of Bama lurking on the schedule, not to mention an undefeated Ole Miss team led by Heisman trophy candidate Nathan Stanley. Can this stuff get any better? Here are some keys to the game:

    1. Auburn's running game. Can Cam Newton, Ontario McCalebb, and Michael Dyer break big runs against LSU's defense? Auburn has struggled on offense this season, but when the Tigers have won they have broken big runs at some point during those games.

    2. Russel Shepherd. This guy was an X-factor against Florida. Look for Auburn to load the box to shut down the run, and for Auburn CB Neiko Thorpe to blanket Ruben Randell like Jenoris Jenkins did two weeks ago. If this is the case, then LSU will look to exploit the Drew Cole / Shepherd match-up.

    3. Containing Jordan Jefferson. Florida was able to do this in the 2nd half by throwing spys and zones at LSU. If Auburn cannot stop Jefferson on the ground, they will be in for a long day.

    Prediction: LSU 30 Auburn 21: It will take coach Lambeau a recruiting class or two to catch up with the speed of Florida, LSU, and Bama in the SEC. He will get there, eventually.
     
  24. Jvigorous1

    Jvigorous1 Hokie

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    excellent write up 2Bits!!!

    LOL at
     
  25. Gabeastmode

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    Nice write up Georgia product Cam Newton for heisman
     

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