Who's Hot, Who's Not

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:47 p.m.

Who's hot and who's not in the SEC heading into college football's Week 7

Who's Hot

Steve Spurrier: South Carolina's coach has the Gamecocks at No. 3 in the nation, their highest ranking since 1984. They also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 10 games, which dates back to last season. That's quite a feat since the Gamecocks have only had four seasons of eight-plus wins.

Florida running game: The Gators' identity has transformed under second-year coach Will Muschamp, and they showed exactly to what extent by pounding LSU's talented D-line to finish the game.

Kevin Minter: Despite the loss to UF, LSU's junior LB had a school-record 17 solo tackles (20 total), two sacks, three tackles for loss and one forced fumble despite missing time in the third quarter due to cramps.

Who's Not

Mark Richt: Fans in Athens are still recovering from last week's colossal collapse in Columbia. Georgia was down 21-0 in the first quarter and barely managed to avoid a shutout with a late score in the 35-7 loss. The fact that the Bulldogs flopped on offense, defense and special teams has brought criticism on the coach.

Auburn offense: The Tigers turned it over five times and allowed eight sacks to a beleaguered Razorbacks defense last week. Auburn's running game only managed 40 yards on 32 carries in the 24-7 loss.

Missouri: Texas A&M is handling the transition to the SEC much better than the Tigers, who had a good opportunity to pick up their first SEC win at home against Vanderbilt. It doesn't help that Alabama is coming.

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