Super seniors

If you’re wondering how many SEC players who, but for the NCAA’s decision not to count the 2020 season towards their eligibility, would have otherwise been out of eligibility after the 2020 season, but are instead living to fight another day in 2021, Roll ‘Bama Roll has compiled a list.

  • Alabama – 2
  • Arkansas – 10
  • Auburn – 2
  • Florida – 5
  • Georgia – 3
  • Kentucky – 9
  • LSU – 6
  • Mississippi State – 5
  • Missouri – 12
  • Ole Miss – 10
  • South Carolina – 7
  • Tennessee – 11
  • Texas A&M – 7
  • Vanderbilt – 5

Some of those home sidelines look like they’re gonna be a little crowded this season.  (Not Tennessee’s, though.)

The elephant in the room is what happens after 2021.  Super seniors will not count against a team’s 85-scholarship limit this coming season unless they transferred in from another program.  How that goes after this season is anyone’s guess, because the NCAA hasn’t figured it out yet.



Filed under SEC Football, The NCAA

22 responses to “Super seniors

  1. Bulldawg Bill

    Talent gap not withstanding, is it possible that some of these also rans wind up outperforming expectations with the extra experience?

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  2. MGW

    Looks to help the bottom half of the conference a good bit. If you’re a “building to a year with a lot of upperclassmen” school, this is your year.

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  3. Granthams Replacement

    I expect ole miss, UK and Missouri will perform better than their long term average due to the inflated numbers. It’s similar to the over signing period 10 years ago when Vanderbilt and S Carolina won 9-10 games due to over signing then returned to their normal win totals.

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  4. CB

    I’ve said this before, and please correct me if I’m missing anything, but isn’t the simple solution just to extend the super senior rule for 5-6 years and then go back to a hard 85 cap in 2026 or 2027? That would ensure that every kid this effects would be out of the system.

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  5. RangerRuss

    Who are the Dawg’s three?


  6. Brent Henry

    Last time I checked we had four super seniors…
    D-Rob, Rochester, Shaffer and Wyatt

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  7. originaluglydawg

    What we’ll eventually learn from this is how big a difference one more year in a program’s system, meaning one more year of maturation and work, can make in a player’s on field performance.
    What if it’s huge? What if Kentucky turns out to be a beast with all of those SSs returning? Mediocre players developed into beasts?
    At least some of these are diamonds in the rough.
    Kyle Trask likely would have been a SS had Franks not gotten injured.

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  8. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    You just wait and see. Mizzou is going to be the big surprise in the SEC. Those kids have bought into Drinkwitz’s system. That’s why so many who could be leaving are coming back. Arkansas too.