The SEC Nation crew is broadcasting live from Columbia, S.C. for South Carolina’s tilt against The Citadel, which is one a handful of non-conference games on the SEC schedule this weekend.
That alone was a debate among the members of the crew.
“The SEC was a punching bag this week for the Big Ten supporters, and the Big 12 and the Pac 12 as well,” Paul Finebaum said. “They have to fit these games in, I just don’t like it to be the week before the big rivalry games.”
“It’s not good for college football, but it’s good for the SEC,” countered Tim Tebow. “The gauntlet these teams have to go through, you’re beat up. These SEC teams kind of get a week off. It’s a good thing, resting up for next week and rivalry week, and two of these teams are going to face off in the SEC Championship game.”
“It’s a stat game for all those guys that are one more sack away from double digits or 100 yards away from getting to 1,000. Get it,” remarked Marcus Spears, who recalled his 3.5-sack performance against Appalachian State when he was at LSU.
“When I was going into this game or this phase of the season, after going through the gauntlet of SEC teams where every minute, every down is a battle. This is a game to blow the stat sheet out of the water.”