Around the SEC East: Week 3


Here it is, our preview of Week 3 of the SEC East season. Saturday is the day all Gamecocks have had circled since week 2 of last season, the”monument” game if you will of the season for the SEC East. Experts are already crowning the winner of this game the essential winner of the East.

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Although the attention will be on Columbia, there are other key matchups going on in the East as well: Kentucky visits Florida, Central Florida heads to the other Columbia to play Missouri, and Tennessee will find out how much they have improved when they head to Oklahoma to face the Sooners.

Here are some news links and stories following each team in the East entering this big weekend of football.

Florida Gators: The Gators secondary takes a hit with freshman corner J.C. Jackson needing shoulder surgery.

Kentucky Wildcats: Coach Stoops wants it to be known his QB Towles is a threat running the ball as well as throwing it.

Tennessee Volunteers: Coach Jones says the importance of avoiding mistakes early verses Oklahoma is key.

Missouri Tigers: After a shaky season opener, quarterback Mauk wins SEC offensive player of the week for his record-tying performance at Toledo.

Vanderbilt Commodores: after an absolute horrific start, the quarterback competition is open again.

and last but not least…

Georgia Bulldogs- Video: Bobo talks about the Carolina defense and returning to Columbia.

Hopefully after this weekend, we will have stories from Georgia and what went wrong, and we’re talking about a Carolina win.