With the college football season only 99 days away as of writing, the excitement nationwide is already gearing up to reach a fever pitch.
We are beginning to see preseason award watch lists unveiled and now, even better, we are getting television schedules — with actual kickoff times included.
For example, we all knew the highly anticipated showdown between defending national champion Alabama and Texas A&M was going to take place on Week 2. However, for the first time, CBS Sports has announced that the Tide and Aggies will be facing off at 3:30 Eastern on September 14.
Because we all know the 12th Man is, that’s for sure.
Check out the full slate of SEC games to be broadcasted by CBS Sports here, via Saturday Down South:
Alabama at Texas A&M
September 14th at 3:30 PM ET
October 19th at 12:00 PM ET and 3:30 PM ET
Georgia vs. Florida
November 2nd at 3:30 PM ET
November 9th at 3:30 PM ET and 8:00 PM ET
Arkansas at LSU
November 29th at 2:30 PM ET
December 7th at 4:00 PM ET
The November 9 SEC doubleheader falls on the same day that Alabama and LSU face off. That rivalry has developed into the most intense in the entire nation over recent years, and we can only presume the country will be treated to that game at 8 pm.
The SEC Championship game has basically served as a de facto national championship semi-final, as the winner has played for the BCS National title pretty much every year. Thus, we should be seeing one of the two BCS title contenders hoist the SEC trophy on December 7 at 4:00 pm Eastern on CBS.