Scheduling thoughts

One of the best decisions me and Mrs. Lugnut Dawg ever made was having our wedding a week before the season opener, therefore not making our tailgating friends choose between our wedding and a Saturday in Athens.

So with that in mind, the SEC has released its 2013 schedule for all teams. Here’s a quick take on each teams.

ALABAMA
Sept. 14: at Texas A&M
Sept. 28: OLE MISS
Oct. 12: at Kentucky
Oct. 19: ARKANSAS
Oct. 26: TENNESSEE
Nov. 9: LSU
Nov. 16: at Mississippi State
Nov. 30: at Auburn

The Tide can’t gripe about other team’s having a weak schedule. Other than playing an average A&M team on the road, it is very light until November.

ARKANSAS
Sept. 28: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 5: at Florida
Oct. 12: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 19: at Alabama
Nov. 2: AUBURN
Nov. 9: at Ole Miss
Nov. 23: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 30: at LSU

Florida, South Carolina and Alabama following one another. Ouch. 

AUBURN
Sept. 14: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 21: at LSU
Oct. 5: OLE MISS
Oct. 19: at Texas A&M
Nov. 2: at Arkansas
Nov. 9: at Tennessee
Nov. 16: GEORGIA
Nov. 30: ALABAMA

Will it really matter who the Wartiglesmen play?
FLORIDA
Sept. 21: TENNESSEE
Sept. 28: at Kentucky
Oct. 5: ARKANSAS
Oct. 12: at LSU
Oct. 19: at Missouri
Nov. 2: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 9: VANDERBILT
Nov. 16: at South Carolina

The open date before WLOCP is a gift after road games at LSU and Mizzou.
GEORGIA
Sept. 7: SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 28: LSU
Oct. 5: at Tennessee
Oct. 12: MISSOURI
Oct. 19: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 2: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 16: at Auburn
Nov. 23: KENTUCKY

Few things here: One, thankfully there is an open date before Jax. The South Carolina game is back at its usual spot, which may help offseason focus. Thirdly, it’ll be odd going back to Auburn, but I’d rather go there than LSU.
KENTUCKY
Sept. 28: FLORIDA
Oct. 5: at South Carolina
Oct. 12: ALABAMA
Oct. 26: at Mississippi State
Nov. 9: MISSOURI
Nov. 16: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 23: at Georgia
Nov. 30: TENNESSEE

A usually tough break playing Florida early.
LSU
Sept. 21: AUBURN
Sept. 28: at Georgia
Oct. 5: at Mississippi State
Oct. 12: FLORIDA
Oct. 19: at Ole Miss
Nov. 9: at Alabama
Nov. 23: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 30: ARKANSAS

Probably the toughest crossover games with Georgia and Florida
OLE MISS
Aug. 31: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 28: at Alabama
Oct. 5: at Auburn
Oct. 12: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 19: LSU
Nov. 9: ARKANSAS
Nov. 23: MISSOURI
Nov. 30: at Mississippi State

Chance for late-season momentum with Mizzou and Arkansas
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 14: at Auburn
Oct. 5: LSU
Oct. 26: KENTUCKY
Nov. 2: at South Carolina
Nov. 9: at Texas A&M
Nov. 16: ALABAMA
Nov. 23: at Arkansas

Nov. 30: OLE MISS

Trip to Columbia should be billed the Visor War
MISSOURI
Oct. 5: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 12: at Georgia
Oct. 19: FLORIDA
Oct. 26: SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 2: TENNESSEE
Nov. 9: at Kentucky
Nov. 23: at Ole Miss
Nov. 30: TEXAS A&M

A loss to Vandy will get another year off to a bad start. 

SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 7: at Georgia
Sept. 14: VANDERBILT
Oct. 5: KENTUCKY
Oct. 12: at Arkansas
Oct. 19: at Tennessee
Oct. 26: at Missouri
Nov. 2: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 16: FLORIDA

I don’t think it’s fair USCe gets to play Arkansas and Georgia does not. 

TENNESSEE
Sept. 21: at Florida
Oct. 5: GEORGIA
Oct. 19: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 26: at Alabama
Nov. 2: at Missouri
Nov. 9: AUBURN
Nov. 23: VANDERBILT
Nov. 30: at Kentucky

Auburn game could decide if the Vols go bowling. Wrap your head around that one. 
TEXAS A&M
Sept. 14: ALABAMA
Sept. 28: at Arkansas
Oct. 12: at Ole Miss
Oct. 19: AUBURN
Oct. 26: VANDERBILT
Nov. 9: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 23: at LSU
Nov. 30: at Missouri

As atmospheres go, few next year will top Bama being in College Station
VANDERBILT
Aug. 31: OLE MISS
Sept. 14: at South Carolina
Oct. 5: MISSOURI
Oct. 19: GEORGIA
Oct. 26: at Texas A&M
Nov. 9: at Florida
Nov. 16: KENTUCKY
Nov. 23: at Tennessee

IF the ‘Dores get by South Carolina, look out. 

Lugnut Dawg

 

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2 Responses to “Scheduling thoughts”


  1. 1 Corbindawg October 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Plus, UGA having Clemson, South Carolina and LSU in September is going to be pretty brutal.

  2. 2 Kaboom October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    At least uSC and LSU are at home


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