ESPN will be showing two SEC games on the first night of the season, the network announced.

South Carolina’s tricky trip to Vanderbilt and Texas A&M first game of its SEC existence – against Louisiana Tech- will be shown on ESPN and ESPNU respectively. We’ll go out on a limb and say that we expect the Aggies- yes, even with THAT defence – to win that one comfortably.

You should also keep an eye out for September 13th, when former Auburn offensive co-ordinator Gus Malzahn takes his Arkansas State team on the road to noisy Lincoln, Nebraska for a showdown with the mighty Nebraska Cornhuskers. Later that day, Mississippi State go to Troy (you can watch it online on ESPN3).

Here’s the full list. We’ll go as far as saying that thus far, it’s a little uninspiring.

BOTTOM LINE: The early season showdown between South Carolina and Vanderbilt’s going to be great for two reasons. One, it’s an early sighter to see if Steve Spurrier’s men are ready for to be a SEC/National Championship Contender. Two, it’s a way to see how good James Franklin truly is, and if his rating in our SEC Top-5 coaches is truly justified.

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