[Ed. note: Edward Aschoff stole my thunder a bit, but I had planned this post for today, so screw it.]
It’s time for another reader poll and I thought this would be a good one: which SEC team proved to have the most disappointing 2011 season?
The nominees are, in alphabetical order:
- Auburn (7-5, 4-4). It’s not just that the Tigers dropped six wins down from last year. It’s that they looked so bad over the second half of the season doing it.
- Florida (6-6, 3-5). Not exactly the banner year under Muschamp Gator fans were expecting.
- Mississippi (2-10, 0-8). We knew they weren’t going to be good, but nobody expected Ole Miss to be that bad.
- Mississippi State (6-6, 2-6). If their rival hadn’t been so Gawd-awful, these Bulldogs might not have wound up bowl eligible.
- Tennessee (5-7, 1-7). Losing to Kentucky for the first time since the mid-’80s is the essence of disappointment. Losing to a Kentucky team led by a wide receiver making his first start at quarterback since high school doubles down on that.
And the winner is…