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Vols, Crimson Tide have SEC’s toughest opening month

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 25, 2008

Vols, Crimson Tide have SEC’s toughest opening month

The month of September (or the first month of football season since some games are actually played in August) is a time to play the creampuffs of college football.
Some teams in the Southeastern Conference got the memo; some didn’t, particularly the Tennessee Vols and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
SEC football coaches will tell you that it is important to play these games — although they won’t use the word creampuffs — because the SEC league schedule is a meat grinder and they need to ease into a season. Some teams are notorious for scheduling easy wins, but that has changed slightly as coaches have seen the need to beef up non-conference schedules after Auburn missed a shot at playing for a national championship in 2004 mainly because the Tigers had played a less than impressive non-conference schedule.

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