We’re now into the second half of the schedule, and the rumor mill is getting a bit stupid. People are convinced Lane Kiffin and Mel Tucker are moving on after 2 years in their current job. Kentucky is good while LSU is stumbling around under a lame-duck coach. It appears that Ohio State and ‘Bama have recovered from an early loss and are really, really mad at everybody and trying to score 100 points every week. Let’s see what’s on tap for this week.


Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville) – Florida has been up-and-down. UGA has been up-and-up. And up. And up. This might be a hated rivalry game, but sometimes the talent gap is just too big for that to matter. Big Ol’ Hairy Dawgs 33, Lizards 16


Kentucky at Misipi St – Just because Kentucky got trucked by UGA doesn’t mean they are a fraud. They should be able to win this week in spite of those gawd-awful obnoxious cowbells. Briars 24, Jerry Clower U 20


Missouri at Vanderbilt – This is probably Vanderbilt’s last shot at a conference win. This rebuild is going to take a while. Mizzou 20, Vandy 13

Misipi at Auburn – Of course, my heart wants to go all-in for the home team. My head reminds me that their defense can be had (see UGA game) and this opponent has a great offense. I think it will be decided by a big play by a QB. Much as I hate to admit it, Kiffin’s team has the better QB. Misipi 34, war eagle 31

BYE WEEK at ‘Bama – Nick Saban, or as I used to always call him, Coach Clinched Butt Cheeks, can always find something to be angry at. It will be harder to find this week with 2 of his team’s remaining opponents (Ar-Kansas, LSU) also on byes. He’ll probably find something on the New Mexico State film to get all riled up about and grill the team at practice. Cuz that’s how he rolls. The Evil Empire 0, BYE WEEK 0

Charlotte at Western Kentucky – After the FIU win, the CBSSN crew looked at the rest of our schedule and declared all 6 games “winnable.” And we were winning at halftime last week before getting trucked in the second half. WKU has not been especially good, and not at all consistent. However, I remain skeptical of our defense being able to slow down any proficient offense. WKU 37, 49ers 17

Last week’s record: 5-1

Season: 62-19

Other Byes: Ar-Kansas, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

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