Originally Posted by WarDamnGator
what could be Sabans undoing, and all other SEC schools for that matter, is two schools with easier schedules like OSU, ND, KSU, etc., going undefeated, which is becoming nearly impossible in the SEC. The big 10, big 12, and ACC have been watering down their shedules for years, while the SEC is getting tougher ...
Still think Saben gets 1 or 2 more over the next 5 years if he sticks around.
Disagree for one, a top SEC team that finishes in the top 4 BCS standings could get a second crack at his team in the same season! Like FLorida vs Alabama for instance. Let's get one thing straight, Alabama was very close to not making the BCS title game/winning the SEC title this year:
- Georgia was very close to winning the SEC title game as the Bulldogs had the lead late in that game; missed a field goal earlier?, and things could be different on that final drive if Murray spiked the ball first.
- LSU had the lead late in their game against Alabama. If the Tigers hung on, it could have been LSU vs Georgia in the SEC title game & a different participant other than AL in the BCS title game.
- What if Florida/LSU lost to Texas A&M in the first sec game. A 7-1 A&M would have the head-to head tie-breaker edge over Alabama. It could have been Texas A&M vs Georgia.
- In another scenario, what if South Carolina defeated LSU & won/lost to UF; the SEC East winner could have been either USCe or UF.
In this season, there were six possible winners that could have come out of the SEC if things played out better for any one of the above teams! There is no guarantee that one team (i.e, Alabama) will always win the SEC/BCS title game.