|A lot went right for Alabama, and Amari Cooper was a big reason the Tide were able to win another BCS title. (US Presswire)|
Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) joins me on the latest episode of the Eye On College Football Podcast, kicking off our "What Went Right, What Went Wrong" year-end wrap up for all the FBS conferences.
We run down all 14 teams in the SEC, and Jerry picks out one aspect of the team's season that worked out well, and one area where a team might have had some shortcomings. If you already figured that out in the headline, I apologize. Sometimes you have to spell these things out.
The 14-team podcast is, as you might expect, quite a load. We apologize for the length, but really we should all just blame conference expansion. You can always download the MP3 or use the CBSSports.com Pop Out player to keep browsing. Take note of the contents below for specific team breakdowns.
0:00 -- Hinnen Intro.
1:15 -- How the connection from AJ McCarron to Amari Cooper put Alabama over the edge offensively.
6:20 -- Arkansas' disappointing season was derailed early, but at least Cobi Hamilton stood out in his expanded role as the featured wide receiver.
10:10 -- The quarterbacking stood out among the many issues at Auburn, but at least Gus Malzahn has a feature back in Tre Mason.
13:30 -- LSU's success in close games was thanks to a recent trend for the Tigers: forcing turnovers.
17:15 -- Can Hugh Freeze take credit for the quick turnaround at Ole Miss? Yep.
22:00 -- The disappointing finish for Mississippi State highlighted what worked out well: the schedule.
24:45 -- So let me tell you about this one time at Texas A&M when Kevin Sumlin met a redshirt freshman named Johnny Manziel.
29:30 -- While the quarterback play was suspect, Jerry says, overall, Florida should feel good after being "one year ahead of schedule."
31:30 -- Todd Gurley helped the Georgia offense reach the next level, but the Bulldogs needed more from the rush defense to reach the BCS title.
36:30 -- Kentucky's margin for error is small, but Maxwell Smith -- even though he got hurt after four games -- looked much better in Year 2.
38:45 -- Missouri didn't do anything terribly, Jerry says. But the Tigers did not have enough to battle through injury issues and close out games.
42:15 -- South Carolina was able to ride a strong passing game even after Lattimore's injury, but the program still can't shake the road woes.
45:40 -- The Tennessee offense, for the most part, did what they were expected to do in 2012. Unfortunately the consistency was lacking.
47:10 -- Best season since 1915 at Vanderbilt. Safe to say James Franklin has things moving in the right direction.
50:30 -- Jerry's Way-Too-Early Power 5 heading into 2013.
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