Memes! The internet’s version of the visual one-liner.
Here’s a collection of Week 2 memes from around the SEC.
Any questions if Alabama lost a step or two from its 2015 College Football Playoff championship-winning team were put to rest in Week 1 with a resounding thumping of then-No. 20 Southern California. While the Crimson Tide looked like a well-oiled machine, the Trojans were left scratching their heads as to what hit them went wrong.
Tim Tebow made headlines on Thursday when he signed a deal with the New York Mets. The former Heisman-winning Florida Gator and NFL journeyman joins an organization notorious for frivolous over-spending, including one of the most infamous contracts in baseball history, which still is paying OF Bobby Bonilla nearly 30 years later.
The 2015 season ended with LSU all warm and fuzzy as school officials, fans and boosters alike apparently agreed that Les Miles should remain the head coach of the Tigers despite a turbulent, underachieving season. Give Les a chance, his team next year is stacked, they declared. But losing to Wisconsin in Week 1 set the fire-Coach-Miles machine back into motion. Will Miles last to see a 13th season in Baton Rouge?
Georgia was one of the fastest-climbing teams in the AP Top 25 after a win against No. 22 North Carolina. The victory for the Bulldogs — who jumped from No. 18 to No. 9 in the poll — was due in large part to the 222-yard effort by running back Nick Chubb. Chubb’s triumphant return from a devastating knee injury was welcome news for new head coach Kirby Smart and some of Georgia’s most ardent fans.
Not to pick on kickers, but…Mississippi State’s Westin Graves became the unfortunate goat (not GOAT) in the Bulldogs’ stunning Week 1 loss to South Alabama. The junior’s potential game-winning kick with 6 seconds left in regulation doinked off the left upright and fell to the turf, leaving Mississippi State with a 21-20 loss to the Jaguars. It’s a tough defeat to swallow for the Bulldogs, who can’t solely blame their kicker after coughing up a 17-point lead in the second half.
Tennessee emerged victorious in its Week 1 tilt, but eking out an overtime win against Appalachian State didn’t do wonders for the confidence of the Volunteers’ fan base and, we’re guessing, boosters. Butch Jones’ squad heads to Bristol Motor Speedway in Week 2 to face Virginia Tech. It’s a unique battle in front of the entire nation that the head coach and his over-hyped Vols can’t really afford to lose — lest the hold on his job in Rocky Top become rather tenuous.
— #StartJumping (@swvagoldenbear) September 8, 2016
Neither Ole Miss nor Kentucky did themselves any favors in Week 1, yielding 20-plus-point leads to Florida State and Southern Mississippi, respectively. The Rebels lost a 22-point lead in their loss to the No. 4-ranked Seminoles, while the Wildcats let a 25-point advantage slip away. It’s definitely not the way either (or any) team envisioned starting the season and could have postseason implications come late November.