SEC Haters: “The SEC East is so bad”
It was a quiet weekend in the SEC, but that didn’t mean the haters stayed away. The conference’s two undefeated teams in action, LSU and Florida, remained unblemished (Texas A&M was idle), while Alabama knocked off Arkansas and Tennessee finished off a Georgia team that lost Nick Chubb on his first carry of the game.
Here’s a look at some of the SEC criticism from Week 6:
College football writer Morgan Moriarty doesn’t think highly of the SEC East.
The SEC East is so bad.
— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) October 10, 2015
Moriarty may be right. The second-best team in the SEC East standings is Kentucky. The same Kentucky team that nearly lost to Eastern Kentucky at home two weeks ago. Georgia and Tennessee were expected to be contenders, but have struggled recently. Missouri is mediocre and bottom feeders South Carolina and Vanderbilt are in dire straits.
Florida may have to carry the torch for the entire division if Georgia and Tennessee cannot turn things around.
Clemson Sports Talk on Fox Sports Radio didn’t enjoy ESPN’s headline for the Alabama-Arkansas game recap. The headline read “Alabama shakes off the rust late, dominates Arkansas.” The Clemson site took exception to that headline.
— Clemson Sports Talk (@ClemsonSports) October 11, 2015
Alabama beat Arkansas by a meager 27-14 margin, but the Crimson Tide outscored the Razorbacks 24-7 in the second half. Alabama outgained Arkansas 396-220 in total yardage, and the Crimson Tide also stymied Razorbacks halfback Alex Collins. The tailback had 26 yards on 12 carries.
Sometimes, the game isn’t adequately described by the final score.
Finally, ESPN’s Bomani Jones had some choice words for Georgia head coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs are coming off of two consecutive losses: a blowout against Alabama and a heartbreaker against Tennessee on Saturday.
Jones questioned Georgia’s standards for its football program and wondered if Richt is good enough to remain head coach. The Bulldogs have not appeared in a BCS bowl game since 2007 and have faltered in crucial regular season games (see Alabama last week). Richt has a storied tenure at Georgia, but Jones opined that it might be time for a change.
here’s uga’s question with richt: is *this* “good enough?” *this* includes no sec titles in the last 10 years. maybe it is. not my call.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 10, 2015