It is never too early to look at the upcoming college football season, and today the focus is on who has the most strategically placed bye weeks in the country.
The bye week is a very important thing to look at when previewing the college football season.
This off-week gives teams a break from the nonstop grind that is the college football season.
Teams use this week to game-plan for future opponents, get players healthier and it gives coaches and players a brief breath of fresh air during the season.
Coaches may also use this time to focus on the fundamentals of the game.
Bottom line: There are lots of things that you can do when you have the bye week, and at the end of the day the coaches will do what is best for the team.
In the SEC, both Florida and Georgia, and LSU and Alabama, have bye weeks before they play each other. Read on to see what other teams have the most strategically placed open dates.
Georgia and Florida: Oct. 22
Bye Week Date: Oct. 22
Game After the Open Date: Georgia—Florida or Florida—Georgia
Overview: Both the Bulldogs and the Gators have their bye week preceding the Georgia Florida Football Classic (World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party).
These two teams meet in Jacksonville in a game that the Gators have dominated in the last 20 years.
Locked into the 3:30 time slot on CBS, this game will receive national attention again this year and you would expect nothing different for a game like this.
Both teams will get a week off before this game, so neither team will truly have an edge. However, it is still an important off-week for both of these teams.
See the rest of the list on Bleacher Report
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