Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rambling Recap: Week 2, Part 1

Way to go Vandy. Again. Their stadium almost looked like a real college stadium on ESPN, too. Its great for the SEC that Vanderbilt is slowly but surely becoming competitive in its conference games.

A bowl game needs to be the first priority for the 'Dores. Their regular season finale is at Wake Forest, and it may turn out to be the do-or-die game for getting them over the hump.

Wake may have the ACC Championship Game on its mind that weekend. The best team in the ACC needed a controversial call and a last second field goal to hold off Ole Miss, an also-ran in the SEC.

Yeah, sounds about right.

Jevan Snead looks as good as advertised. Ole Miss may not end up being an also-ran by November.

LSU 's game with Troy will be made up November 15, the weekend before the Tigers travel to Oxford. Not the worst thing that could have happened to the schedule, but could contribute to a late-season shake-up in the West.

Houston Nutt's teams have played toe-to-toe with Les Miles' clubs since Miles has been there, even in 2005 when the Hogs went 4-7. Ole Miss didn't do so badly with Orgeron the past two seasons, either.

Hard to blame Alabama for the hangover against Tulane. They have two more weekends of cupcakes before visiting Athens in what is now a showdown game. Not sure if they'll have more trouble with Western Kentucky or Arkansas.

Either the talent level between I-AA Western Illinois, Sunbelt school Louisiana-Monroe, and Arkansas is razor-thin, or Arkansas has been out-coached for three of four quarters each game. For Hog fans' sake, hopefully the the problem is the talent.

That doesn't sound right.

Rambling Recap: Week 2, Part 2