Another college football Saturday means more strong opinions about the SEC. Some SEC teams turned in underwhelming performances, which led to some negative feedback for the conference.
Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd called SEC fans “delusional” after Florida needed overtime to defeat a 2-9 Florida Atlantic team. The Gators clinched a spot in the SEC Championship with a win over Vanderbilt on Nov. 7, but they have not been the same team offensively since quarterback Will Grier was suspended. Saturday’s overtime win against a weak Florida Atlantic team was further proof that the Gators have a lot to work on.
Wonder how delusional SEC fans will potentially defend UF loss to Florida Atlantic. Last 2 years SEC has been overrated, poorly QBed mess
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 21, 2015
ESPN’s Edward Aschoff weighed in on the state of the SEC East as well. Florida wasn’t alone in its struggles, as UGA needed overtime to beat Sun Belt opponent Georgia Southern. South Carolina also lost 23-22 to FCS foe Citadel. The East has definitely seen better days.
Florida almost lost to FAU, South Carolina lost to The Citadel and Georgia is tied at 14 with Georgia Southern in the 4th. U-G-L-Y East
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) November 22, 2015
Fair or not, ESPN’s Danny Kanell has garnered a reputation as an “SEC hater.” Kanell took a shot at the SEC’s practice of scheduling lesser-known non-conference teams this late in the season. It also won’t help his case after he released his personal top-4 for the College Football Playoff with Iowa ahead of Alabama.
What a day of college football. My brand new top 4 1. Clemson 2. Iowa 3. Bama 4. Oklahoma
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 22, 2015
Alabama made quick work of FCS opponent Charleston Southern, but some people took exception to the SEC Network showing Charleston Southern’s FCS ranking on the score graphic during the game.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) November 21, 2015
The SEC’s highest-scoring game of the day was between Mississippi State and Arkansas. The two teams combined for 101 points, with the Bulldogs winning 51-50.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman highlighted the defensive effort, or lack thereof, from both teams.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 22, 2015