What It All Means: Week 10
College football needs Georgia to be bad or weird for at least one game.
What’s the line? The only thing worse than anger is apathy?
I find cilantro worse than both of those, but you get the point.
The 2021 college football season is effectively over – at least that’s how everyone is acting.
Georgia has already been gifted the national title – even though 97% of all sports fans can’t name one current player – and now the season is about the coronation and performance art to get there.
And why shouldn’t fans feel that way?
Look at 2020 Alabama, or 2019 LSU. Those two weren’t without their respective charm, but college football works better when there are other real options.
As I’ve joked with the College Football Playoff types, the problem isn’t that the tournament is bad, it’s that we were spoiled.
Clemson vs Alabama. Deshaun vs Derrick. Jalen almost pulling it out, and Deshaun taking it right back.
And then we got Tua, and DeVonta, and that classic against Georgia before the College Football Playoff turned into predictable blowouts.
Week 10 Roundup
CFN 1-130 Rankings | Week 10 scoreboard
Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions
Week 11 opening lines | AP | Coaches
College Football Playoff Top 25 Prediction
Big Game Reaction: Purdue, UNC, Bama, more
Ranking the 13 teams still alive for the playoff
At this point, that fun isn’t going to come from the current teams. It’s almost mid-November – the cake is all but baked on most of the top ten. It’s unfortunate, but Georgia will have to come back down a level for the rest of the season to be truly interesting.
An injury to the starting quarterback wouldn’t do it – and no, no one wants that. JT Daniels is better than Stetson Bennett, anyway.
There isn’t any one player the Dawgs can absolutely not live without – all due respect to DT Jordan Davis – but WR George Pickens was probably that guy and he hasn’t been able to go all year thanks to a knee injury.
It might have to be this weekend.
Tennessee has the high-octane offense that Georgia hasn’t dealt with all season long. It’s in Knoxville, the place will be humming, and this might be the one last chance to see something interesting until the SEC Championship.
Until Georgia looks even slightly vulnerable, we’re just going through a fun exercise to see who’s No. 2.
– SEC games, Big Ten Os Winners & Losers
– Tough Week For Top Teams: One Really Big Thing
– UC & CFP expansion: Most Overrated Thing
– Clemson coming back: Most Underrated Thing
– Georgia’ coronation: What It All Means, Week 10