The Glory Years

My favorite part of this data set?

Vanderbilt has a better conference record than Tennessee.

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30 responses to “The Glory Years

  1. PTC DAWG

    Bama for the win with the worst possible cross divisional permanent rival.

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  2. Timphd

    And Auburn is at 50% against the conference.

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    • The other Doug

      They’re basically the South Carolina of the West.

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    • Doug

      The Auburn number is skewed a bit by that oh-fer season in 2012 that got Chizik fired, but even so, good lord. That’s a whole heap of money they’re payin’ Gus to win less than 60% of his conference games.

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  3. PTC DAWG

    209 vs 183

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  4. Uglydawg

    17 and 39 for Tennessee is a beautiful thing!

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  5. GruvenDawg

    Good lord the East has been bad.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Vandy, Kentucky and Tennessee have been, yes.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Kentucky and Tennessee have been especially terrible against the West (though Tennessee has been pretty much guaranteed one loss each year) Since 2012, this is each East team’s record against the West:

      Georgia: 9-5
      Florida: 7-7
      Missouri: 7-7
      South Carolina: 5-9
      Vandy: 5-9
      Kentucky: 2-12
      Tennessee: 1-13 (meaning, unless I overlooked something, Auburn last year was their first West win since the last expansion)

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  6. MGW

    Those cross division opponents may be having a sliiiiight effect. That being said, A&M is holding its own out west. And regardless, UT sucks. Vandy may not play Bama every year, but they’re still Vandy, and you’re still UT; you should have a better conference record.

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  7. Russ

    LOL! Is this the year Pruitt gets the Vowels over the Vandy hump?

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  8. 3rdandGrantham

    And if you extend conference records back further to 2001, UT has a losing record in SEC play this century. Also, if UT finishes 3-5 or worse in the SEC this year, you’ll be able to say that, since winning the MNC way back in ’98, UT has had a losing SEC record since that time. Insane.

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    • bulldogbry

      Grand-papa, tell me more about how UT sux.

      (no seriously, do you have any more stats? It’s been a rough day and this brought me glee)

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  9. It’s still just astounding what Bama has done to that division. 2 of those losses are to Ol Miss! The same Ol Miss they have beaten by a combined 128-10 the last 2 seasons.

    The way he’s been able to beat LSU and Auburn regularly is pretty amazing.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      I have no love for Ole Miss, and they pretty much deserved what they got, but there was a little wiff of them being guilty on 2 counts of the crime of Beating Bama. Once they won in Tuscaloosa for 2 in a row, there was no doubt they would be under the microscope.

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  10. ChiliDawg

    tbh I did not see MIzzou doing as well as they have when they joined the conference. They’ve been a bit of a surprise. Granted a lot of that probably has to do with how bad everyone aside from us has been, but, still…

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    • dawgtired

      Agree, their entrance into the SEC was good timing but also I think they came in with a chip against the SEC to prove themselves. In 2014 they lost to a 4-8 Indiana team and only to two SEC teams UGA and Bama. They were focused against the SEC and maybe, just maybe the SEC didn’t return the respect as urgently.

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  11. Comin' Down The Track

    #LOL4Life.

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  12. FisheriesDawg

    Hard to see how the SEC wouldn’t be more enjoyable if we kicked out the last four teams to join. At best, A&M, Carolina, and Mizzou add a striving competence. Arkansas adds nothing save an easy win in the dome in 2002.

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  13. Doug

    Mississippi State fans: “Wow, we’re as good as Auburn!”
    Auburn fans: “Oh, fuck, we’re as bad as Mississippi State.”

    (also works with Kentucky/Tennessee, obvs)

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    • Comin' Down The Track

      You mean, like…
      Tennessee fans: “Wow, we’re as good as Kentucky!”
      … etc.?

      … right?

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  14. Hobnail_Boot

    I propose that as of this First of July, 2019, the Vanderbilt-Tennessee matchup be deemed “Dores vs. Floors”.

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  15. practicaldawg

    Man, that is one sobering graphic for Vol fans

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  16. Macallanlover

    Have to admit I didn’t think FU would be that high, certainly not ahead of A&M, or even Auburn. In the last 7 years they seem to be more like Missy State, or maybe SC. Doesn’t justify the lofty way they perceive themselves but quietly slipping into the upper edges of mediocrity.

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  17. Salty Dawg

    All these vowel comments have warmed the cold, red and black cockles of my salty heart!

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  18. Mayor

    My favorite thing? How much better Georgia has been over FU.

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  19. Pantlesspatdye

    Is USCe now known as Carolina?

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