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    SEC speculation for this season

    This is the most interesting season in a while, IMO, with Florida and Tennessee on the comeback trail and with Mississippi State set to see if they can continue to over-achieve as they did with Mullen. Let us not forget the A&M Aggies newfound optimism and, of course, the annual can The Ogre keep his job another year.

    I am not certain S Carolina will finish second in the East, as many predict. I am thinking Mississippi State is headed back to the bottom with Arkansas and Texas A&M is a work in progress. I would like opinions on Miss St and A&M in particular, but would enjoy reading your take on all the others. Roll Tide.
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Going to be an interesting year for quite a few teams, for sure.

    You have to think aTm will improve under Coach Fisher and I do like the Joe Moorhead hire at State and with Nick Fitzgerald as returning QB you have to be optimistic for their year as well, I would think.

    Florida will never get past a certain point unless they get the QB position secured. Not sure if that happens this year, unfortunately, but we'll see.

    Really don't know about the Whos...flip a coin?

    Georgia and Bama look strong with Auburn right behind them and maybe South Carolina....we'll see.

    I think it will be year two for the Villes.

    Two and half more months now? I can do that.....

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    It takes a couple of years to rebuild an SEC program, so I expect Alabama and Georgia to win their respective divisions. IMO, it is next year that things will get interesting.

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    IMO, the two teams that could be spoilers are TAMU and USCe. UT and MSU will slide back. The other two that have big ??? are UF and LSU. Ole Miss, Arkansas, Missouri, Vandy and UK will fight it out for the right to represent the cellar.
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    I think TAMU could legitimately get to 10 wins in year 1 w/ a bowl win. I see them losing both of their road trips to Alabama and their week 2 home game against Clemson. Other than those three games, I don't think they're likely to be a dog in any game.
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Let me see, this is my list:

    Bama, the Aubs, State, LSU, aTm, Arkansas, Ole Miss
    Georgia, USCe, UF, Missouri, Kentucky, Vandy, UTK

    Rtr

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Alabama and UGA should win their divisions and the divide between them and the rest is significant overall.

    AU, aTm, and Florida stand the best chance of an upset or two and of sneaking into the SECCG. Of those, I'd give AU the title of the better team but both they and aTm have to face Alabama. Can AU's defense hold up? Can Fisher overcome the usual mediocre attitude at aTm? If Mullen can find a serviceable QB...

    USCe could be a darkhorse, but I think they'd more likely be a spoiler than an actual contender.

    UTe should make a bowl. Should.

    LSU will be as flaky as their head coach but dangerous because of their talent. If they get up for a game and don't lose discipline then look out.

    Miss St should be a bowl team.

    Ole Miss is heading for disappointment and embarrassment.

    Arkansas just doesn't have the horses to run with the big boys.

    The rest of the East will be meh at best. Mizzou is unlikely to make a bowl but Vandy and UK have a chance if they catch a few breaks.

    West:

    1. Bama
    2. AU
    3. aTm
    4 LSU
    5. Miss St
    6. Ark
    7. Ole Miss

    East:

    1. UGA
    2. Florida
    3. USCe
    4. UK
    5. UTe (could finish 4th or 6th. I split the difference and give Pruitt the benefit of the doubt)
    6. Vandy
    7. Mizzou
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Bama almost surely will go 12-0. Hard to imagine anyone sneaking up. The AU game is close to a lock - they will have to play the game of their lives to keep it within the 7. (All of this assuming the Coordinators are at least adequate.)

    UGA 10-11 wins

    UT fortunate to win more than 5

    AU 7-9 wins

    UF 8-10 wins. Though not great, Mullen is better than some think.

    A&M 7-9 wins

    USCe 9 win max.

    Of course injuries can derail anyone.

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Iím going to say USCe wins the east and UGA has a tough year. I think USCe and Missouri are your #1 and #2 in the east. Something about losing the way they did, having a lot new pieces to replace a loaded team, having a tough third game has me very concerned about UGA. Missouri and USCe return the best QBs in east with the most experience.
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    It takes a couple of years to rebuild an SEC program, so I expect Alabama and Georgia to win their respective divisions. IMO, it is next year that things will get interesting.
    Yo B1G.....don't be so wishy-washy...tell us what you really think, man!

    I'm going to hang onto this post.......

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Yo B1G.....don't be so wishy-washy...tell us what you really think, man!

    I'm going to hang onto this post.......
    If I were in your place, I would be cautiously optimistic. But the kind of change that FL needs will take a few years to materialize, IMO

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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    This is where five year recruiting places the SEC.

    ALABAMA, LSU, AUBURN, TEX A&M, MISS, MISS ST. and ARKANSAS

    GEORGIA, TENN, FLORIDA, S CAROLINA, KENT, MIZZOU and VANDY.

    Now lets see what coaching can do. We can see Tennessee should not have finished in last place last season. That was coaching.
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    Re: SEC speculation for this season

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    This is where five year recruiting places the SEC.

    ALABAMA, LSU, AUBURN, TEX A&M, MISS, MISS ST. and ARKANSAS

    GEORGIA, TENN, FLORIDA, S CAROLINA, KENT, MIZZOU and VANDY.

    Now lets see what coaching can do. We can see Tennessee should not have finished in last place last season. That was coaching.
    My guess is Tennessee will continue to struggle this year.

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