Welp, another season is in the books. Top of the conference was more than solid, but the bottom was putrid. My gut feeling is that the spread between the two was worse than usual, but that hasn’t stopped ADs from shelling out the big bucks… in fact, it’s probably encouraged it.
Anyway, here’s how the SEC shaped up from my perspective.
- LSU. It’s refreshing to type something other than Alabama here. The Tigers definitely earned the top spot. Do they have an encore in them for next season?
- Georgia. You know, for a team with such a shitty offense, the Dawgs sure managed to knock off a lot of ranked teams this season.
- Alabama. I’ll believe the dynasty is dead for good when it really is, and that ain’t yet.
- Florida. Second best in the East and five bucks will get you something nice at Starbucks.
- Auburn. Biggest question about this team is whether the narrative will be “Auburn will be great in 2020” or nah.
- Texas A&M. With the bowl win, the Aggies managed to beat one ranked team all season, so you’ll have to pardon me if I don’t swallow all the “TAMU will be a 2020 dark horse team” blather coming out now.
- Kentucky. If you want to argue that
MikeMark Stoops deserved serious consideration for SEC Coach of the Year honors, I won’t push back.
- Tennessee. Never underestimate the allure of November for the Vols.
- Mississippi State. Joe Moorhead, we hardly knew ye.
- Missouri. What a grim year for the Tigers.
- Ole Miss. What does it say about an SEC program that it’s truly excited over the second coming of Junior?
- South Carolina. Boom comes off his most disappointing season at Columbia and proceeds to resurrect Mark Richt’s offensive staff as a cure. Bold strategy, Cotton.
- Vanderbilt. Whatever you want to say about Muschamp’s staffing decisions, they still beat bringing Ted Roof back as an SEC defensive coordinator.
- Arkansas. Remember the line in Moneyball about “Then there’s fifty feet of crap. And then there’s us.”? Welcome back to Fayetteville, Sam Pittman.