SEC Haters: “There is no justification for putting Alabama ahead of Michigan State”
It’s that time again. Here are the tweets that made this week’s SEC haters list:
It was definitely a down year for the SEC East, which was represented in the SEC championship game by a Florida team that struggled to beat Florida Atlantic (3-9) down the stretch, and managed to score only two points against Florida State to close out the regular season.
UGA, South Carolina and Missouri all had head coaching vacancies after poor seasons, but instead of finding a solution outside the conference…
So the SEC East had 3 head coaching vacancies this year and hired 3 SEC defensive coordinators. That s thinking outside the box.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) December 6, 2015
Alabama finished as the No. 2 team in the country after trouncing the aforementioned Gators in the championship game Saturday. The Crimson Tide will be the home team when it faces Big Ten champion Michigan State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. But not everyone agreed with the final rankings.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 6, 2015
It was a rough day for Florida quarterback Treon Harris on Saturday. Harris struggled against Alabama finishing the day 9-of-24 on pass attempts for one touchdown and an interception. He was also sacked five times.
I'm so confident that Treon Harris is going to throw a pick six on this drive, I don't even need to watch it.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) December 5, 2015
Some even suggested the medical student, who won halftime Dr. Pepper tuition challenge at the game, would have a better chance against Alabama’s defense than Harris.
I shudder to think of how badly Treon would lose the Dr. Pepper Challenge to Nathan
— HOLIDAY APPRECIATOR (@edsbs) December 5, 2015
Nathan Garcia should start the second half for Florida. #DrPepper
— Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) December 5, 2015
You can feel the sarcasm in this tweet from Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who let his feelings about the state of the SEC be known on multiple occasions this season.
Yea, these SEC teams are unbeatable. How can anyone think the Buckeyes/Spartans/Hawkeyes would stand a chance.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) December 5, 2015
With all that has been said about the weak quarterback play in the SEC, Alabama will have a chance to silence some of the doubters, or give them more ammunition, when it faces Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook in the Cotton Bowl. Cook was the MVP of the Big Ten championship game and threw for 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions this season.
The good news for MSU is Connor Cook should be healthy. And he's a better QB than Alabama has faced.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 6, 2015