Once they refuse to bow to the media, I’ve bragged on faculty gridiron coaches. For instance, I didn’t head former Georgia Tech skipper Paul Johnson’s devilish sideline remarks after helping his Yellow Jackets whip Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl a few years back. “For once,” he chuckled,”we do not need to listen about the SEC.”
But take away the attitude, and that quote is not among the words of ol’ CPJ.
National pundits will speak SEC football. As we should. The summit boasts 1 from 2 of the foremost annual College Football Playoff contenders, along with the SEC’s University of Georgia is possibly as difficult to conquer in a CFP match as Alabama as the decade winds to a close.
What’s more, the SEC is only a small number of decades’ removed from dominance of the FBS. Southeastern Conference schools won 7 straight titles from 2006-2012.
One could argue that since that time, the ACC and Big Ten have only grown more powerful, as opposed to SEC football growing poorer. In fact it is no longer really a grand concept to think of elite FBS programs (or FCS apps for that matter) as”representing” a conference. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and a few select other teams may as well belong in another division. They each need to play at a seminar — but they’d all look like a million dollars against just about any P5 schedule.
Alabama has won two national titles in the CFP era, same as the Clemson Tigers have.
The one issue is that the SEC isn’t sending as many groups to that upper stratosphere these days. UGA is obviously a powerhouse, however, short-lived runs in the grail from other Southeastern schools have appeared to be built on quicksand.
Nick Fitzgerald won games with his legs at Mississippi State, but he could not win them all like that. Drew Lock could zing an NFL chunk but he’s moved on since last season. LSU knows how to let down a fan base, and Texas A&M knows the way to come close-but-no-cigar versus the aristocrats of this sport.
Can the duopoly ever be challenged? Can a sleeper surprise Kirby Smart or Nick Saban in 2019 in division of the SEC?
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