Welcome to SEC Alumni Week, where two former stars take center stage with huge show-me games today.

Their games are just two of the five things I can’t wait to watch in and around the SEC.

1. Will Grier, the stage is yours

Remember him? How could you forget? The guy most responsible for the 2015 Gators jumping out to a 6-0 start took his talented right arm to Morgantown, W. Va., where he has started this season with four consecutive 300-yard passing days.

He’s thrown for 1,374 yards with 13 TDs against just 3 INTs. Only one SEC QB (Shea Patterson) has thrown for more yards, and no SEC QB has thrown for more TDs.

More important, West Virginia is 3-1, ranked No. 23 and staring at a huge opportunity to get back in the Playoff race if it can knock off No. 8, unbeaten TCU. The Mountaineers’ only loss was a one-possession game against Virginia Tech in which Grier threw three TD passes. Hardly criminal.

If Grier goes off today, and gives WVU its first road win against a Top 10 team since 1982, he could climb into the Heisman race and push the Mountaineers toward a top 15 ranking.

2. Canes-Noles: It’s a pride of Florida thing

Florida State is injured, reeling and out of the Top 25, which means Mark Richt and Miami will get the ‘Noles’ Super Bowl effort today in Tallahassee.

FSU has won seven in a row in the series, much in the same fashion that the Canes ripped off six straight during their national title days in the early 2000s.

Just like then, though, the margins have been close. Last year, Richt’s first in Miami, the Canes lost 20-19, botching an extra point that would have tied the score in the final minutes.

Fitting, given this series produced FSU’s Wide Right I and Wide Right II in 1991 and 1992, Wide Right III in 2000, “It Ain’t Right” in 2002 and Wide Right IV in January 2004.

Alabama-Auburn is unquestionably the biggest rivalry in the South, but Miami-FSU might be the best. Since 1990, no two rivals in the South have combined for more national titles than their seven (eight if you include Miami’s shared title in 1991 … and don’t even get me started on that bogus pass interference call that cost the Canes the 2002 title).

A victory today in Tallahassee would push Richt’s Canes closer to the top 10 and more firmly in the Playoff hunt. But you’d be a fool to discount FSU in this game. This is a backyard brawl separated by 500 miles of animosity.

Throwing records out the window is cliche, but cliches are born out of history.

Everybody’s talking about Georgia-Alabama in the SEC title game. People will lose their mind if we get Mark Richt vs. Kirby Smart in a Playoff game. This year or next.

3. Are the Gators for real?

Much like Richt and Miami will take on a more-dangerous-than-its-record-appears FSU team, the same holds true for Florida today against LSU.

This will be the most amped up Tigers team we’ve seen this season. Everything is at stake. From starting positions to the temperature on Coach O’s seat, it’s a game LSU cannot lose. Not after that Troy debacle.

Which means, this is a huge opportunity for Jim McElwain to tell some people to get off his lawn.

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Taking shots at Florida’s offense has become a hobby for many, and I’ve certainly questioned his handling not only of Grier but also Feleipe Franks, but 13-1 at home is 13-1 at home. McElwain leads the SEC in apologizing for ugly wins, but it’s certainly better than ranting about better days ahead.

4. The State of Alabama vs. the Fine People of Mississippi

Last week, Auburn blistered Mississippi State 49-10, a veritable nail-biter compared with the 66-3 beating Alabama gave Ole Miss.

I don’t know if that combined 102-point margin is a record between the two neighboring states, but I can confirm it wasn’t neighborly and definitely something you don’t want to repeat.

Court reconvenes today in Jordan-Hare, and Shea Patterson seeks redemption. Assuming he can still walk, of course, Patterson has a chance to derail the Auburn hype train and rescue the Rebels’ season. One scramble, spin, pass at a time.

Will Auburn run for more yards than Patterson throws for? That’s what I want to see.

5. The dueling QBs of Athens

Jacob Eason threw one pass last week in his return, and it was a laser off the hands of Jayson Stanley … from the 2-yard line. We can’t definitively say Jake Fromm would have completed that throw for a touchdown, but we do know he would have thrown a catchable changeup, not a fastball.

Eason had a touch problem last year, too. The arm strength is unquestionable, but they have to be able to catch it. Maybe that’s not an issue on Sundays, but it’s a concern on Saturdays.

Eason is healthy and ready. I expect to seem him today against Vanderbilt. I want to see more finesse, a little more Aaron Murray, a little less Matthew Stafford.

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The story isn’t going away, especially after Fromm produced a Greyson Lambert-like stat line of 84 yards on 15 throws last week. There’s a reason Eason won the job. He is the better quarterback, if not the perfect fit.

Georgia’s rolling. But it’s not because of Fromm. When Georgia won last year, it was frequently because of Eason.

Nobody yet has been able to back Fromm into a corner and exploit that.

Until somebody does, the drama continues.