Pat Forde describes the power shift from the SEC East to the SEC West took place in a dizzying 41-day stretch that ended with this turn of events:
On Jan. 12, Lane Kiffin abruptly left Tennessee after a single season, and within three days the Volunteers catastrophically closed in on Derek Dooley as his replacement.
From that point on, the SEC West was in charge of America’s strongest football conference. The East has been squashed ever since.
Damn it, Tennessee.
Eh, who am I kidding here? It’s been totally worth it.