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SEC Football: 10 Biggest Questions Going Into Week One

Everything's coming up Manziel!

A half? Really NCAA?

Tonight starts the SEC football season. So with any new season, there have been many questions asked going into week one. Tonight, we start getting some answers. Here are the 10 biggest questions we’d like answered here at Betting Sports:

1. How much impact will the awesome recruiting class at Ole Miss have on this year’s team? Obviously, sports books think they will have an impact as they are a 3.5 point favorite on the road against a Vanderbilt team returning a lot of talent from the best team in the school’s history. We are skeptical that true freshmen will have that big of an impact in week one.

2. Will Johnny Manziel and Jadaveon Clowney live up to the hype? In Clowney’s case, that would be nearly impossible. Has ESPN gone a day without showing the hit against Michigan last New Year’s Day? He’ll have a good year, but the guy is not Superman. As for Manziel, he could go either way. He’s been embroiled in controversy all off-season. So he could fold or perhaps finally getting back on the field will make him feel a but relieved and he can get back to doing what he does.

3. Will Georgia be able to play enough defense to go with a terrific offense? We’ll know the answer to this one soon enough as the Dawgs play two heavyweights right off the bat in Clemson and South Carolina. We have our doubts.

4. Will Jeff Driskel step up in his second year as the Gators starter? Don’t be surprised if he is this year’s breakout star in the SEC. Finally, the Gators have some receivers the coaches are excited about.

5. Is Butch Jones going to get Tennessee turned around? No. Not this year anyway. The key here will be how patient the fans and administration will be. These people are starved for a winner.

6. How long will Steve Spurrier go with Conner Shaw? This is anyone’s guess as we know the Head Ball Coach has a quick hook. We think it will be about three quarters of tonight’s game.

7. Will Auburn and Arkansas be back with new head coaches? They should be better. How much better is the big question. We think they make bowl games.

8. Is Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen in trouble? He may be if the Bulldogs lose to Ole Miss again this year.

9. How good is LSU? The Tigers are flying under the radar a bit which is unusual for them. They may like this new role and could turn out to be very dangerous.

10. Will Alabama win yet another National Championship? Yes. This might be their best team yet with A. J. McCarron back again. T. J. Yeldon might be better than Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram. Watch out for the freshman named Henry, because he might be better than all of them.


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