What are the five things that matter in the 2019 SEC football schedule?
Daily Five: SEC Football Schedule Analysis
5. The Okay Week 1
The 2018 college football season just started, but check out the Week 1 of the SEC slate. It’s fine. Not great … it’s okay.
The 2019 lamb-for-the-Alabama-slaughter is Duke, but there are two excellent marquee matchups to get fired up about …
Auburn vs. Oregon in Dallas, and Florida vs. Miami in Orlando.
Assume North Carolina will be better – with or without Larry Fedora. It hosts South Carolina in Charlotte.
Missouri has to make a trip to Wyoming, and Ole Miss has to go to Memphis – welcome to two scary dates against Group of Fivers on the road. That doesn’t even count Mississippi State going to Louisiana-Lafayette in New Orleans.
Toledo at Kentucky could be an issue for the SEC, but Arkansas (Portland State), LSU (Georgia Southern), Tennessee (Georgia State) and Texas A&M (Texas State), shouldn’t have a problem.
And Georgia starts out the season at Vanderbilt to get the SEC slate off and going.
Week 2? It might be even better with LSU at Texas, West Virginia at Missouri, Vanderbilt at Purdue, and best of all, Texas A&M at Clemson.