Posted by Tom Fornelli
1. Les Miles is the smartest, craziest moron to ever coach a college football team. Seriously, the man took nothing but grief all week from the media and his own fans following the near debacle against Tennessee last week. And it was well deserved! It's not like it was the first time he's had problems with clock management at the end of the game. Then the Mad Hatter goes and pulls another white rabbit out of the hat against Florida by calling that fake field goal in the video above. You know what kind of guts that takes to make that play call when your fan base is already calling for your head on a plate? Then he managed to have his team spike the ball following a big catch by Terrence Tolliver to set up a first and goal. A few plays later it was Jarrett Lee hitting Tolliver on a fade to win the game, and the Mad Hatter had struck again. LSU is 6-0.
2. Alabama is mere flesh and bone, just like you and I. Following its 31-6 win over Florida last week, Alabama had been crowned as the clear-cut best team in the country, and people like me were wondering if it would ever lose again. Turns out it would. The Tide saw their 19-game SEC win streak come to an end in Columbia on Saturday, 'Bama's first regular-season loss since 2007. Now they find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having to win out to have a chance to get back to the SEC title game.
3. The Ol' Ball Coach still has it. With the win over Alabama, and Florida's loss to LSU, the Gamecocks find themselves in the driver's seat in the SEC East. Odds are that when they roll into Gainesville on November 13 there will be a trip to the SEC Championship on the line. As long as Stephen Garcia doesn't try throwing any more passes through the uprights, I like their chances.
4. The Auburn defense needs work. Listen, it's nice that the Tigers are 6-0 and tied with LSU atop the SEC West standings, but if their defense doesn't play better than it did in Lexington on Saturday night, they can kiss any hopes of an SEC title goodbye. The Tigers were torn apart through the air, as Kentucky completed 24-of-29 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. They needed a last second field goal to get out of Lexington alive and keep this from being one of the saddest Saturdays in the state of Alabama's history.
5. Mark Richt and the Bulldogs have a pulse. The first five weeks of the Georgia season had been a nightmare for Richt and his team, and it was one it had to be wondering if it would ever wake up from. Richt will have to thank Tennessee for remembering to set the alarm. Georgia finally played like the team we're all used to seeing on Saturday, putting up 402 yards and 41 points on the overmatched Vols. Georgia needs four wins in its last six games to go bowling, and looking at the schedule, suddenly it seems manageable.