With spring football clearly in the rearview mirror, college football turns its focus towards the long, hot summer. However, a quick check of the calendar shows us that we are only 123 days away from the first football game. Each day we will feature a different storyline to watch this upcoming season.
The Buzz: It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t see an SEC team finishing the season atop the college football mountaintop. That’s because it’s been seven straight seasons with an SEC team capturing the national championship. The last team not from the SEC to win a title was the Texas Longhorns in 2005. Since then it’s been total domination. It’s gotten so bad that of the 254 players drafted in this past weekend’s NFL draft, more than a quarter – 63 – were from the SEC. It doesn’t appear that it will change anytime soon as Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Florida all appear firmly entrenched in the top 25 going into the 2013 season. Even the challengers have some SEC flair as Ohio State and Louisville are both coached by men who spent time coaching in the SEC: Urban Meyer and Charlie Strong. Then there is Oregon and Stanford from the Pac-12 and possibly Notre Dame. That’s about it. Not a lot of David’s to go up against these SEC Goliaths. Until somebody knocks off the SEC in the title game, it’s an SEC World and we are just living in it.
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