Grid picks take detour through SEC country

Half of the 12 Big Ten programs don’t play this weekend, including Indiana. This left me with a total of four college football outcomes to predict, so I had to call in reinforcements.

Where better than the Southeastern Conference, a league where pigskin is king and arrogance runs rampant.

Really, are there three more polarizing coaching figures in the game today than Alabama’s Nick Saban, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and LSU’s Les Miles?

Throw in Arkansas newcomer Brett Bielema and the SEC has managed to carve out its own Mount Rushmore of unlikability without the use of explosives or a single jackhammer.

Bielema isn’t quite to their level yet. Wait until he runs the score up on a few teams as he was known to do at Wisconsin — 83-20, IU fans? — and his rep south of the Ohio River will match what it is north of it.


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