If you want to have some fun, take a look at Bill Connelly’s graphic representation of the power trends of the SEC schools over the last sixty years. A few random observations:
- Florida’s last season under Corch was worse than any of Zooker’s.
- Man, Tuberville’s last year at Auburn was awful.
- Good summary of why we’re ambivalent: Georgia’s only had one élite year in the last five, yet the overall trend line has been pretty stable.
- Miles may recruit as well as Saban, but the results haven’t been as strong.
- Admittedly, it’s a small body of work, but Dan Mullen seems to have a clue.
- Spurrier has momentum.
- Derek Dooley had better hope he doesn’t have momentum.
8 responses to “SEC, your trend lines are showing.”
I’d love to see the 2007 UGA squad’s percentile ranking in the first half of the season vs. the second half of the season. The team that blacked out Auburn and so forth was elite, no doubt.
Weird team. Blown out by Tennessee, should’ve lost to Vandy, but dusts off Florida, the Barn, the Nerds, and The Most Overrated Team Ever like food crumbs.
I think you can split that team in half. Georgia With Moreno Starting being the elite team.
Fascinating graph. At a glance, you can see the Drought, the Missouri Orange Bowl, and the extremes of the Anthony Dorsett Experience.
The graph confirms what I’ve long thought, that the ’81 team was much better than the ’80 team. It was just unlucky. It’s also interesting that the ’88 team was worse than its predecessors by his advanced metrics. I thought that was the best team of the late Dooley era.
Looks like LSU and Ole Miss ruled the 50s, UT ruled the 60s, Bama ruled the 70s, Auburn ruled the 80s, Florida ruled the 90s and no one ruled the Aughts.
Good stuff. Man – we look a lot like Auburn on that thing. What the hell happened last year? Maybe this year is our turn.
It’d be nice if we could find our Newton and Fairley this year (minus the price tag and cheap shots, mind you).
To reiterate what’s said in the article: Poor Vandy