PODCAST: 2012 SEC Preview with Jerry Hinnen



Our conference preview podcast series continues with the SEC.

With the SEC claiming the last six BCS national championships, more attention than ever has been paid to the competition in the conference. Jerry Hinnen joins me on the podcast to preview the season ahead in the Southeastern Conference. We break down each division to separate the "Contenders" from the "Pretenders," with a special Stealers Wheel spot carved out for a team that "Stuck in the Middle."

SEC West Contenders
Alabama
LSU
Arkansas

SEC West "Stuck In The Middle"
Auburn

SEC West Pretenders
Texas A&M
Mississippi State
Ole Miss

SEC East Contenders
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida

SEC East "Stuck In The Middle"
Tennessee

SEC East Pretenders
Vanderbilt
Missouri
Kentucky

Tune in to hear us break down why each team deserves to be where they are, and how they can improve or hurt their chances of playing for the SEC Championship in December. Also, Jerry pics Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard as his under-the-radar player to watch and we discuss how a LSU's ability to bounce back from the national championship game and Mathieu's dismissal is the most intriguing storyline heading into the season.

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