SEC Week 1: The Best And Worst
By Dan Harralson
Week 1 of SEC football is in the books and what an opening weekend it was. Each week, we will dissect the conference and try and come away with the best and worst of the week.
The Best Of The SEC: Week 1
I can easily place Kenny Hill working Kevin Sumlin's offensive system to perfection here, or even Les Miles keeping his LSU Tigers in non-panic mode for an outstanding comeback win over Wisconsin. Blake Sims settling down in the second quarter, learning and executing formations to beat West Virginia is another option for the SEC's best of the week. Ole Miss' smooth, taking-care-of-business approach over Boise State parallels their fellow Magnolia State foe Mississippi State, who looked impressive over Southern Miss.
Heck, I can even include Will Muschamp not even playing a game due to weather and using that count as a game for his suspended players. But the best of the SEC for Week 1 took place in Knoxville Sunday night.
Third down for what wins the nomination for the inaugural best of 2014 edition. DJ Snake and Lil John's “Turn Down for What” song was re-dubbed as “Third Down for What” when Tennessee placed Utah State in third down situations.
Why was this important? It allowed for Neyland Stadium to be rocking for the first time since 2007, the last time the Volunteers fielded a team ready to compete for divisional championships.
The Worst Of The SEC: Week 2
South Carolina. That's all you have to say. Talking season, as Steve Spurrier calls the offseason, has extended into Week 2, due to his Gamecocks laying an egg – literally.
Credit Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M for a great game plan and ruining South Carolina's cakewalk to Atlanta. Has the game passed Spurrier by? It's one thing to lose, but, in the fashion and with the expectations on the line, it makes one wonder if the game is passing the 'Ol Ball Coach by. With the South Carolina loss, just about every SEC east team that does not reside in Lexington or Nashville, has a chance of advancing to Atlanta. It should be a fun season to see unfold. See you next week.