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SEC previews and predictions: Week 12

Unbelievably, the Predictions Dept.’s lone loss last week came as the result of a WAC team (Louisiana Tech) defeating a SEC program (Ole Miss). That sort of explains Houston Nutt’s fate in a nutshell (Nutt-shell?), doesn’t it? This week, the slate of SEC games is sparse, and important SEC games are even fewer and far between. The most important may actually be the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game that could decide both teams’ bowl fates. In other words, it’s a good week to watch NASCAR.

SEC bowl picture as muddy as ever

With just two weeks to go in the regular season – plus an SEC Championship Game that most doubt will be all that competitive – the 2011 SEC bowl picture is about as clear as chocolate buttermilk. Here’s an updated look at the SEC’s bowl possibilities, as of this week.

MSU wrap-up: Alabama gets back to basics with win over Bulldogs

Rock band The Afters counts among its songs one titled “Never Going Back To OK.” Alabama did just that against Mississippi State and it was just what the doctor ordered. Aside from the running back tandem of Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, Alabama was mostly just OK. But Alabama’s OK is better than the best 10 other SEC teams have to offer.

MSU preview: A careless Tide could turn this into a trap game

he likelihood that Mississippi State beats Alabama on Saturday – even a wounded Alabama team suffering from multiple injuries and a Cajun-flavored hangover – is very low.

Depth Chart for Mississippi State

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded. Seniors are in black, juniors previously on the team are in green, junior college transfers in their junior year are in purple, junior college transfers in their sophomore year are in yellow, sophomores previously on the team are in blue, redshirt freshmen are in cyan, and true freshmen are in red. NOTE: Because Alabama will operate from a three-wide set as often as not, 12 offensive positions are listed.

SEC previews and predictions: Week 11

The Predictions Dept. finally took a loss; unfortunately, the Kentucky-Ole Miss game was the culprit, not our pick of LSU to beat Alabama. This week, Auburn faces Georgia in the conference’s most important matchup, while Alabama tries to rebound against Mississippi State.

LSU wrap-up: Mistakes likely doom Bama’s chances at title

n TideFans.com’s pregame preview that went to press three days before Alabama hosted LSU, the following was written about what would decide the fate of the Crimson Tide: “(I)n every category where games like this are usually won – quarterback play, defensive line, special teams – you find the words ‘advantage: LSU’.” Check, check and check.

LSU preview: No hype too big for battle of juggernauts

Alabama is seeking revenge for a loss in Baton Rouge last year, and both teams are trying to reach the BCS Championship Game with an undefeated record. The loser of this game might be out of the national title picture despite being perhaps the No. 2 team in the country. The winner might as well apply for membership in the NFC North.

Depth Chart for LSU

The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded. Seniors are in black, juniors previously on the team are in green, junior college transfers in their junior year are in purple, junior college transfers in their sophomore year are in yellow, sophomores previously on the team are in blue, redshirt freshmen are in cyan, and true freshmen are in red. NOTE: Because Alabama will operate from a three-wide set as often as not, 12 offensive positions are listed.

SEC previews and predictions: Week 10

Yet another perfect week has elevated the Predictions Dept.’s 2011 record, but the Dept. sincerely hopes the string stops this week thanks to our LSU-Alabama prediction. Despite how it must feel after two weeks of hype, LSU-Alabama isn’t the only game happening this week. Florida faces a surprisingly tough Vanderbilt squad, while Arkansas and South Carolina meet in what is clearly the conference’s No. 2 game of the week.
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