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Five things you need to know about the SEC

Posted on: July 23, 2008 3:33 pm

Five things you need to know about the SEC...

1. The East is a toss-up between Georgia and Florida: It's always a problem when the two best SEC teams are from the same division. The conference title and national championship could come down to the Nov. 1 Cocktail Party in Jacksonville.

2. So why is Georgia No. 1? A seven-game winning streak helps. So does having the quarterback that the NFL might consider the best in next year's draft, Matthew Stafford. Throw in tailback Knowshon Moreno and a stout defense and Bulldogs are having an easy time getting over the death of UGA VI.

3. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Tim Tebow. Really. The kid was the first sophomore to win a Heisman. He helped perform circumcision during a missionary trip to the Phillipines. During a trip to Europe some guy who couldn't speak English recognized him. The kid has never so much as sneaked a cigarette in high school. Believe me, someone asked him at the media days.

"There are a lot of leaders out there," Tebow said. "Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of good ones."

4. Fail and you die. There's pressure and then there's SEC pressure. Change is a constant. There are two new head coaches (Ole Miss, Arkansas), but almost half of the league's 24 coordinators (11) have been replaced.

5. The national champion formerly known as LSU is alive and well, kind of.: The Tigers figure to drop a notch or two after being the lucky recipients of a national championship berth despite a two-loss regular season. Quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is gone (thank goodness). Consider it addition by subtraction. There's no way LSU can defend the West, much less the national championship, while breaking in either redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee or Harvard transfer Andrew Hatch.

But the Tigers will make another run at it in '09.

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2008 2:40 pm

Tigers will repeat as SEC CHAMPS AND BCS CHAMPS

Dobbs u now nothing!!!!!! Best line on both side of the ball, and the rb and wr are deep, I can play QB their!!! I think Our True Freshman will come in and take over

Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2008 1:56 pm

Five things you need to know about the SEC

" Yes indeed.  Research never hurts.  Tim Tebow attended Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  He was home schooled at an earlier age.....not high school."

Again, someone please do their research. Tim Tebow WAS home-schooled all throughout high-school, but Florida law allows home-schooled kids to participate on the high school teams in the disctrict that they live, hence he played for Nease High School even though he never went to class there. He and his mom moved into an apartment in St. John's county so that he could play for that school rather than the school which he would normally go to since they lived in Duval county.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2008 10:33 am

Five things you need to know about the SEC

GREAT analysis Welchcougar!!!

That about sums up EVERY other BCS team out there as well. At least any of those that have high expectations of being top calibre in their conference and/or nation.

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2008 9:50 am

Five things you need to know about the SEC

I love reading all this banter between the fans of the SEC, Pac 10, and Big 10.  I can't wait for this college football season(as I do every season), because this is the best part of college football.  The rivalries, and the long wait to see who is actually the best team in the country. I will start off by saying that I am an Ohio State fan.  I believe the SEC is loaded with good football teams, and that the Pac 10 always has 1 or 2 good football teams a year(USC being the best).  I will agree that it has seemed as though the Big 10 has been down the past few years.  I believe that the best teams have won the NC championships the last two years.  Don't get me wrong though...I do believe that Ohio State deserved to get there as much as Florida and LSU.  If I remember correctly there were plenty of chances for other teams to get to the NC game last year, but they all fell apart at the end of the year.  In my opinion the BCS isn't the correct way to get the best team.  I believe a playoff system works every where else(high school and NFL), so I don't understand why it wouldn't work in CF.  Any thoughts!

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2008 1:30 am

Five things you need to know about the SEC

I had to check and see who your favorite team was and OH MY GOSH! You're a Pac10 fan! Give it up guy. the inbred jokes are played and stupid, let's talk football. Almost every analyst agrees that the SEC is best. Sorry! Why is that such a big deal for you guys? There have been years that you have been better...... just not in the last decade. cheer up! it makes it easier for you to have a pussycat schedule!

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2008 1:19 am

Five things you need to know about the SEC

You guys keep underestimating Tennessee! They have the best defense they've had since 98. watch out!

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2008 10:36 pm

Five things you need to know about the SEC

ohioh state plays a top team every year with one of their non conference games  they played texas and now usc    you cant blame them if their conference is "down"    But if you look at the non conference winning percentages the big ten won over 55% of its games topped by only the pac ten at 60%   the sec had 52%   so how is a conference that had ten of eleven teams bowl elegible considered weak

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2008 10:08 pm

Five things you need to know about the SEC

We know how great the SEC is because the possibility that you are playing the next NC on any given game day is very high.

I always have to chuckle when people say this like it's gospel....

Here is LSU's schedule this year...

Aug 30 - Appalacian State....not so difficult, but it's the starter

Sept 6th - North Texas...again not that difficult because "all the good teams are in our conference"

Sept 13th - @ Auburn...Should be a good game.

Sept 27th - Mississippi St....equivalant to playing North Texas @ North Texas

Oct 4th - bye

Oct 11th - @ Florida...This will be a good game.  Very challenging LSU might get "beat up" a little.  But still EVERY BCS conference has good teams.

Oct 18th - @South Carolina...facing a great coach coaching an average team.  Nothing extreme here.  No different than any other BCS caliber team.

Oct 25 - Georgia...Again, this will be a good game, but still very similar to every other BCS have to play a good teams in conference.

Nov 1 - Tulane...This should be easier than playing the practice squad.

Nov 8th - Alabama...Nothing spectacular here.  Simply playing a BCS opponent, NEWS FLASH all BCS teams do this in conference.

Nov 22 - Mississippi...Wow this feels like our OOC schedule....

Nov 29th - @ Arkansas...might be a good game, but by this time LSU is so beat up that this game will be really close and Les will have to win it with a hail mary on the last play of the game....

Now honestly where is the Back to back to back to back pounding that supposedly exists in the SEC?  MAYBE the three game stretch in the middle, but every other week is a milktoast.  Now you were saying something about the high possibility of playing the next NC in any given game?  from the looks of that scedule the only thing that appears to be "high" would be you my friend.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2008 10:01 pm

Five things you need to know about the SEC

Georgia is loaded and hungry and Ready to Roll !!!!

I'm not an Arizona State fan but I think the Bulldog express is going to get slapped in the face down in the desert.  ASU puts up a lot of points and their new coach is pretty darn good.  Don't forget that these guys blew the doors off LSU in 2005 before handing the game back to them with 2 touchdowns in the last two minutes of the game.

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