Today’s question of the day

It’s a fair one.

You take Georgia and Florida out of the mix in the East and there isn’t much left to be impressed with.  If the fifth best team in the West is, say, Ole Miss, is there any team in the East besides the top two you’d place ahead?  I mean, maybe Missouri, but not so much that I’d put money on it.

On the plus side, Georgia gets to play all those schools.


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40 responses to “Today’s question of the day

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Am I the only person who thinks Kentucky will be good again this year? Good defense, strong o-line, and much more dynamic offense with a better QB is a recipe for 9 wins and an upset victory over Floriduh methinks.

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  2. Dawg in Austin

    I’ve got Missouri ending up with the 7th best record in the conference. Ole Maid loses a ton of offensive production and stinks on defense. Auburn will backslide in the first year of the new staff. I don’t know if they have more than 4 players I’d be interested in for the Dawgs.

    That doesn’t necessarily mean Mizzou is the 7th best, but if we’re talking about projected records that’s where I’d have them. Roster-wise, they may be 9th. I like Bazelak though, and think the coaching staff is decent enough to find 7-8 wins.


  3. spur21

    I can see Mizzou finishing third and possibly second in the east.

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  4. RangerRuss

    That’s a fair assessment, Bluto. Two cupcakes and four teams with new coaching staff comprise half the schedule. Dawgs need to light ’em the fuck up, get a big lead and take the opportunity to get reps for #2 and 3 QB. Keeping in mind that even the sorriest ass team can roll over the #1 QB’s ankle or knee and put a kibosh on the season.
    It ain’t all or nothing. But it’d be a scandal and a shame to not take advantage of this historically weak lineup. Dawgrading be damned.

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    • Absolutely. I wont be disappointed if we dont win a NC (well, some, but I never expect it, so not worried). I will be pretty miserable if we dont send SC, UT, Vandy, GT, maybe AU back to the dark ages. I am tired of turtling when we have a lead in the 2nd. We need to work out our team and have fun.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Agree. I have wanted for years to see a Georgia team with a killer instinct. Beat them all soundly and convincingly.
      Scorch the earth of their programs and salt their fields.
      I long to see Flag Boy waiving a white flag while standing on Side Show’s shoulders for effect.
      I want to see Dan asking for Kirby to agree to run the clock non-stop for the second half while Kirby laughs and says “Nope, we’re not hear to take prisoners”
      I want to see half of FU’s team enter the transfer portal during halftime.
      The same with Tennessee, GT, Vandy (because they dodged us last year) and the squad from Barnopolis.

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  5. TripleB

    Couldn’t you also have very serious doubts about every team in the East except Alabama and TAMU both of whom will have new QBs? I’m not sure that all the teams in West are better than at least Kentucky or Missouri:

    -Auburn has a new coach. They do have an experienced QB (though he has not looked good at times), but they lose a lot on defense and by far their best offensive weapon.

    -LSU seems to be on the verge of becoming an off the field train wreck, and they didn’t show a lot last year except against Florida.

    -Arkansas looked a lot better all of last year, but not so much elite talent-wise.

    -Ole Miss might be good, but they can’t play defense.

    -Miss. State might be good, but they weren’t playing offense at the end of last year.

    The only difference to me might be that the West doesn’t have a few really bad teams like the East. The middle seems similar to me.

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  6. uga97

    UK got Nebraska transfer WR who was their best offensive player last 2 years, he set true freshman receiving records and will be a household name this fall, he’s that dynamic They also upgraded their OC with a Shawn MvVay disciple, & possibly Penn State transfer dual threat QB who played in 15 games. Likely can field a good enough squad to knock off FU or LSU at home. They have 7 home games & other than playing us in Athens, they should be favored to win all of their remaining 4 road games.


  7. Russ

    I’d say Kentucky and Missouri are decent and should be in that top 7 mix.

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  8. MGW

    The answer is probably yes, just like it was 6-8 years ago. The big difference is that the non Alabama west was “more” better back then and the non-Georgia/Florida east was more worse. Also Alabama had no peer in the East after Meyer left until Smart arrived.

    Back then about three West teams could have switched sides and possibly wound up playing for the SEC championship. Now, not so much.

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  9. siskey

    Bud is probably correct but I don’t think there is much difference between say number 4 and number 9. I think that Arky can beat or be beat by KY, MZ, TAMU, FL, AU, OM or whatever shape it takes this year. I think it is GA and Bama at the top, LSU or maybe TAMU at 3, and then the above teams until you get to UT, USC, VU, and MSU at the bottom.
    Auburn and LSU are the two teams who I could see either being pretty good or having .500 seasons depending on what happens with the scandal and defense in Baton Rogue and if Harsin can resurrect Nix in Auburn.

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  10. I don’t really care much for Auburn…but I think U.K. and Mizzou have a punchers chance against an Ole Miss and/or Auburn…I like how Stoops has quietly built U.K. up as best as one can in Lexington and the little fella out in Columbia may be able to use the portal to patch enough holes to field a scrappy team. I mean we’re all talking about wiener dogs racing each other, not greyhounds so who knows or cares who’s right, we’ll all just laugh as they go at it.

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  11. PTC DAWG

    What was East Vs West record last year? Not that it matters….


  12. 69Dawg

    UK will be ready. Mizzou will be ok. I’m more worried about UGA. If we play like our hair is on fire, we can beat anybody. However, being a long time Dawg fan, it would not surprise me if we took a game off. It just seems to happen. I thought we were by that until SCU beat us at home and then this year we let UF make us look bad. My Munsoning will not let me have any rest until we beat the heck out of the whole East, not just slip by.

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  13. Teacher Martin

    Don’t forget about UK.