In case you haven't seen them yet HERE are next years SEC schedules.
Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 22: MISSOURI
Sept. 29: at Kentucky
Oct. 6: GEORGIA
Oct. 13: at LSU
Oct. 20: at Florida
Oct. 27: TENNESSEE
Nov. 10: ARKANSAS
Pun semi-intended, the Cocks got screwed. As I saw some UGA fan point out, someone had to get screwed, but I don't think it had to be this bad. Here are the various ways that the league office "tweaked" our schedule.
- We now start out the year playing @ Vanderbilt. This program is looking up and a the Dores will be playing hard to make some noise in the East with a Thursday night game in Nashville. Lets just not have a repeat of the ECU game this year.
- Georgia game got moved all the way back to October 6th.
- We kept our game @ LSU and UGA dropped their game with Bama.
- We play UGA, @ LSU, @ FL, UT, and Arkansas in our last five SEC games, the first four of those consecutively. While FL is down, the Swamp is always a tough venue, and Arkansas will still be lighting up scoreboards next year.
So what can we do about it? Win anyway. Show UGGA that we don't beat them just because we play early in the year, as some of their fans like to claim. Take this opportunity to show what could very well be a #1 ranked LSU team what we are made of. That'll be a night game in Baton Rogue, no better place to put on a show. Oh, and we need to win the first BATTLE OF THE COLUMBIAS, as I am sure the annual game with Mizzou will come to be known. I'm not sure if posting on a blog counts as official copyrighting a slogan, but if it does I'm willing to license that one.
Anyhow, to sum it up, the Cocks got screwed, but you have to look at it as a chance to show the SEC and the country that Gamecock football is here to stay.