Barrett Sallee posted his own list of SEC coach rankings, which I don’t really care about, but in doing so, he made one comment in his analysis of Jimbo Fisher I find somewhat curious.
His fourth season will bring tremendous expectations considering the wide open SEC West…
Umm… when did that happen?
Okay, with all the departures, do I expect Alabama to be the soul crushing behemoth it was in 2020? Maybe not, but it’s got plenty of room to maneuver. Last year, it outscored the rest of the West to the tune of 305 – 105. That’s a spread of more than 33 points per game. The closest game the Tide played was a 15-point win over Ole Miss.
For the West to be wide open, that’s a lot of sliding back to the pack Sallee’s counting on. Does that sound like any Nick Saban team you’ve seen?