Oh man Miss St and Ole Miss replacing Arkansas and Auburn. Probably not happening.
I didn't say they were replacing them as SEC powers. In fact, I claimed that they were the reason that the level of play
in the SEC was down because they are two decent, up and coming programs replacing two teams that, in the past 3 years, have a national title and the other a top 5 finish.
Let's just leave it at if these SEC teams dominate the Bowl season, I'll be wrong. I can't keep repeating myself why the SEC is overrated this season.
I'll remember this.
Just remember, a year ago A&M was a middle of the pack B12 team with a top 10 NFL draft QB...If that doesn't tell you SEC is down, don't know what will
A year ago, TAMU was coached by Mike Sherman, who has done exactly dick since his days in Green Bay. He then goes on to draft Tannehill at Miami, who is quite possibly the worst NFL rookie quarterback I've ever seen. When he was drafted, most people went "WHAT THE FUCK?". The guy is Alex Smith-rookie-season-bad every week with actual playmakers around him.
Good SEC teams losing to bad, inferior, or "average" SEC teams is nothing new. People forget that LSU lost to a "middle of the pack" Arkansas and Kentucky team in 2007 enroute to a National Title. Florida lost to an "average" Ole Miss team in 2008. Alabama was taken to the brink against a "middle of the pack" Auburn team in 2009. Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama did the same to Auburn in 2010.
I think people's perceptions are down because the SEC, unlike past years, lacks a dominant team and has a lot more parity spread out over more teams.