Helluva division you got there.

The “SEC East really sucks” meme is approaching critical mass.  Bill Connelly thinks the likely mismatch in the SECCG is grounds for blowing up conference divisional play altogether (eh,what does a Missouri carpetbagger* know about the SEC, anyway?).

* That’s a joke, son.

Also, I think Andy Staples is setting up the case to blame Georgia if the Dawgs manage to beat Auburn tomorrow and set in motion a chain of events that leads to Boom making an appearance in the championship game as the result of a multi-team 4-4 divisional logjam.  And you didn’t believe Kirby Smart would have a major impact on the East in his maiden season.

2016 can’t end soon enough.

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35 responses to “Helluva division you got there.

  1. James Stephenson

    I do not care if SC goes to SEC Championship, beat the hell out of Auburn and GT and salvage this season.

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  2. MGW

    All I want for Christmas is an SEC with no divisions. That 3 permanent rivals plan Connely references would be absolutely amazing.

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  3. I like Connelly’s plan. If everybody is playing everybody else more often, the conference will get stronger top to bottom IMHO.

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  4. JN

    Most of the crazier scenario’s involve Tennessee losing a minimum of 2/3 to UK, Vandy, & Mizzou, some involve them losing all three. While that’s unlikely, I guess it’s possible.

    But that’s not where I’m heading. I can’t help but think a 5 loss UT team is the cause that introduces the effect of seeing Booch exit stage left. I don’t want that. I want him hanging around due to his overratedness.

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    South Carolina won’t beat Florida, so it will be moot whether Georgia wins tomorrow or not.

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  6. Biggus Rickus

    Also, it’s a good thing people didn’t overreact to everything in the from ’95 to 2002 when three-loss West teams were making the championship game about half the time.

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    • It seems like everyone’s sense of history is what happened 10 minutes ago.

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    • Exactly my thoughts … the West absolutely sucked for most of the 90s.

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      • Mayor

        The East basically dominated the SECCG until the latter 2000s. FU won it most of the time with Georgia winning 2 times and UT a time or two. LSU under Saban and Auburn under Tuberville are the only 2 SEC West teams I remember winning the SECCG until Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          You forgot about Mike Dubose somehow managing to win the SEC in ’98?

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        • PTC DAWG

          13-11 The West Leads…

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          • Biggus Rickus

            ’92: West
            ’93: East
            ’94: East
            ’95: East
            ’96: East
            ’97: East
            ’98: East
            ’99: West
            ’00: East
            ’01 West
            ’02: East
            ’03: West
            ’04: West
            ’05: East
            ’06: East
            ’07: West
            ’08: East
            ’09: West
            ’10: West
            ’11: West
            ’12: West
            ’13: West
            ’14: West
            ’15: West

            In defense of the recent East, the only truly mediocre team to make the title game during the West’s 7-year streak was South Carolina in ’10. You could maybe argue that Georgia in 2011 and Florida in 2015 were mediocre, but they were both 10-2. This year, obviously, is a different story.

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            • That Georgia team in 2011 wasn’t mediocre. We lost to what was a top 5 Boise State team, gave away the USCe game with turnovers and special teams, got hammered by the best team in the country in the SECCG, and played not to lose vs. Michigan State. It was a pretty solid team …

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              • Macallanlover

                Everyone looks at that final score and thinks it wasn’t competitive but we dominated the first half, shutting their offense totally while we dropped 2 TD passes, 11 offensive yards I believe is all they managed. They had a questionable ST score just before the half to wake them up, Murray fumbled deep in our territory on the 2nd half opening drive, and they scored a garbage TD at the end when we went for it on 4th down around our own 20 when everyone would have normally punted it away.

                Don’t get me wrong, LSU was the better team but I have never seen an LSU crowd that quiet in any stadium in America, we were very competitive in that game. But folks look at the headline and don’t read the story.

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                • That’s very true. If we hit a couple of plays in that 1st half, who knows what happens? That defense was dominant in those first 30 minutes.

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                • Biggus Rickus

                  I was at the game. Yes, if they catch those passes, it may have given them enough momentum to get the upset. But they didn’t, and LSU did whatever they wanted in the second half while shutting Georgia down completely. It wasn’t competitive at all after halftime.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          I meant ’99.

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        • Bama ’92 and a couple of other times as well

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  7. PTC DAWG

    If UGA doesn’t win the East, I flat out do not care who wins it…

    Getting rid of divisions, nah, look what that did for the Big 12.

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  8. Hardcoredawg 93

    I still don’t understand why the hell Missouri was let into the SEC.

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  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Sad commentary that even The Senator has to explain his jokes in print lest a viral meme get started.

    Like many I don’t gas* who wins the East, Bama will crush them all. But recent history isn’t a reason to make wholesale changes. Plus, as has been noted many times, they only care about the money anyway.

    *That’s an acronym, son. 😉

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  10. AusDawg85

    Boom winning the East after inheriting absolutely no talent? I’ll get the popcorn ready for those GTP posts…

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