Watching SEC football on Saturdays can’t be beat by many things, but the headlines and hot takes throughout the week are quite entertaining.
Here’s a recap of the best moments leading up to Week 10:
— Al.com hit it out of the park with a Halloween-themed SEC short that pokes fun at Alabama’s love for their classic uniforms and run plays, while spooking Auburn fans with an immortal Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum.
— Of course comedian Jermaine Johnson gave us another glimpse into a Bama fan’s Saturday.
— I’m not sure what prompted this, but someone on YouTube felt the need to make a Tim Tebow Highlight tape in 2016.
— Do you really think it’s a coincidence Nick Saban, the man who haunts the dreams of college football coaches across the country, was born on Halloween? I think not.
it's Nick Saban's birthday why do we have school
— b (@blair_loris) October 31, 2016
— Crimson Tide FB (@CrimsonTide_FB) October 31, 2016
— After rushing for a combined 21 yards on 12 carries in a loss to Florida, Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel marched into offensive coordinator Jim Chaney’s office with a few questions.
“I asked him: Are we going to run the ball more?” Chubb said. “What’s your plan?
“It’s kind of embarrassing. I think (Michel) had two yards (against Florida.) He came to me and said, ‘Man that ain’t ever gonna happen again. Two yards.’ And same for me, we kind of agreed upon that. So me and him personally made promises to get these guys going, and get things rolling.”
— How infuriating is it that the one coach constantly at the top of every poll really doesn’t care about them?
Nick Saban tomorrow: "I don't care about the rankings. I didn't even really see them."
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 1, 2016
— Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd said goodbye to the Volunteers Monday, but judging by his teammates’ reactions Tuesday, they ain’t worried.
#Vols DE Derek Barnett said he wishes Jalen Hurd the best but he's just one player "so it's not going to ruin the team."
— Rhiannon Potkey (@TennesseeBeat) November 1, 2016
— Stingray the Mississippi State fan is what Ken Bone wishes he could be. His latest rant in preparation for Texas A&M is gold. What’s a man got to do to get a print of that glorious portrait?
— With the initial College Football Rankings coming out Tuesday, a few pundits didn’t like Texas A&M jumping undefeated Washington — especially Sporting News’ Bill Bender.
“It invited back SEC Bias theory. It invited in East Coast Bias theory. It just had to put a one-loss team in the No. 4 spot. It had to throw Texas A&M in that spot,” Bender wrote. “They put the pressure on Washington and took it off Texas A&M. That’s not fair, and it’s a weird precedent to set as the third year of the College Football Playoff enters the November stretch.”
— Saturday’s showdown between LSU and Alabama has more on the line than just a silly win. According to Al.com’s Joseph Goodman, it’s a winner-take-all bout between Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron for the LSU job.
“In truth, whoever LSU hires to be its next head coach matters little if it doesn’t undercut Saban’s dynasty at Alabama at the same time. Orgeron isn’t that person,” Goodman wrote. “Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, Alabama running backs coach Burton Burns, or a combination of them both would chip away at Alabama’s armor.”
— CBS analyst Gary Danielson isn’t making any friends in College Station, Texas.
Gary Danielson says LSU will be "the first test for Nick Saban's new defense" https://t.co/GtCupOz7FC
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 3, 2016
— You know what, that isn’t a terrible idea.
Caller to Nick Saban: "Would you object to me putting you as the write-in for the President of the United States?"
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 4, 2016
Enjoy SEC Saturday, everybody.