Don’t bury me, ’cause I’m not dead yet.

What do you get when a Pac-12 partisan indulges in some wishful thinking about the current state of the SEC?

Well, this.

… This isn’t a nod toward mediocrity but simply an anticipation that the SEC will return to a lesser prominence. Gains have been made in the last two decades that have made the SEC stronger than before, so its perch is now higher than in previous eras. But a gentle decline is coming.

The SEC isn’t going to win every national title game, but as long as it continues to dominate recruiting and as long as the money keeps rolling in, it’s going to keep winning more than its fair share.

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15 responses to “Don’t bury me, ’cause I’m not dead yet.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    As long as the South continues to produce the elite high school talent and the SEC continues to spend the big money on coaches, facilities and recruiting, nothing is going to change much.

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  2. TennesseeDawg

    No pun intended on the headline, but how are the nerds going to defend this one if we are the thug university?
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-crittentonarrested

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  3. Gravidy

    Wow. This guy is a real Nostra-Dumbass, huh? So what if the SEC only wins four out of the next five BCS MNCs? I’m assuming his retort would be a resounding, “See?!?! I told you so!!”

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  4. Dawgfan Will

    “A gentle decline”? So, what, the SEC will only win 4 MNCs every five years or something?

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  5. NCT

    Shorter CFP: “The SEC will continue to be better than everybody else, but probably not quite as much better than in the past few years.”

    Throw in some inflammatory remarks, and voilà: you’ve coated a rather mundane proposition in fake insight.

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  6. ChicagoDawg

    The SEC will continue to dominate because of cultural imporatnce of football, institutional committment, coaching at levels of football and the demographics from which to acquire talent.
    The only thing that will hold the conference back is overzelous booster involvement that devolves into nihlism — (i.e. SWC). This is the issue that could absolutely cause the conference to spend some time in a ditch.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Nihilism! Very well placed word usage.

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      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Nah. What he really meant to say was ” Nehruism” (i.e. the wearing of jackets with stiff, high collars). The SWC collapsed because the rich alums gave all the players those funny jackets to wear and the players all got stiff necks and couldn’t play anymore. CD just misspelled it.

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        • ChicagoDawg

          I thought everyone was aware of the Nehruism that was so prevalent in the old SWC. It really was wild and out of control time for football and fashion.

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          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            When Craig James showed up for a game wearing a Nehru jacket under his SMU jersey I knew the end was near for the SWC. That was the real reason SMU got the death penalty, IMHO. Repeat fashion violations. James did consider himself to be dapper, though. Still does.

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  7. Cojones

    And what will be happening to Pac-12 during this oh-so-gentle decline? Is your flash, glitter and hand-clapping going to ramp up? That ought to really start our decline.

    No, boys, we will decline only in the NC game when you beat our ass! Then you will get the surprise of your life as the other SEC teams line up to dare your butt to take each one on and that includes Vandy.

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    • It’s kind of ridiculous for any Pac-12 partisan to point to an impending SEC decline because of scandal-tainted powerhouses or dominant programs in decline. *coughUSCcough*

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