Your week 12 SEC football schedule. All times EST.
Georgia St. Panthers at No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide, 7:30 Thursday, ESPNU: Bill Curry returns to his old stomped-upon grounds, taking his first-year program out to Tuscaloosa for a baptism in Nick Saban's duck pond and a nice bounty that'll go straight to upgrading that little shoebox of a stadium the Panthers play in.
Troy Trojans at No. 17 South Carolina Gamecocks, 12:21, SEC Network or ESPN3: Fresh off their SEC East title-clincher, the -- I don't really want to write about that. What I don't get is whose idea it was to name the team from Troy the Trojans. What would be the worst redundant team nickname? The Washington DC DCers, Walla Walla Walla Wallians, or Houston Texans?
Appalachian St. Mountaineers at Florida Gators, 12:30, ESPN3: Brilliant move by Florida here. Play one of the nation's best FCS programs instead of one of the many community colleges surrounding Gainesville -- no clue what the Gators think they're gaining by playing a really good cupcake. Is this the smart Greg McGarity scheduling philosophy we've heard so much about?
Mississippi Rebels at No. 5 LSU Tigers, 3:30, CBS: Houston Nutt is entering Les Miles' orbit, and has thus lost his last toehold on reality. Remember what a big deal we all made about Nutt facing the Auburn Tigers earlier in the year, and how he's always good for one inexplicable upset per season? Are we totally off that train for this game?
Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Commodores, 7:30: Don't look now, but Derek Dooley might be raring to go on a SEC win streak. Not that I need to tell you to not look now, as there will be much better games to look at on Saturday night.