Is the SEC East Too Low Of A Goal?

It’s what we call the Silly Season of SEC Football these days. Spring football and signing day have past, and the only thing for fans to do for the most part is go paranoid over-analyze over small details.

One of those is preseason predictions. Although they’re about as useful as toilet paper until September arrives, preseason predictions are fun to talk about at this time of year.

Which brings us to what we’ve heard recently – that Georgia, a team with a losing record a year ago which is putting its hopes on a crop of players who have never played a down of college football, will win the SEC East.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to have the problem of telling my wife we can’t Christmas shop on a Saturday since we’re going to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.

Scan message boards, sportstalk and other places, and you hear talk of the Dawgs being favored to win the SEC East.

But is the SEC East alone too low of a goal?

Georgia is, or at least should be, in the business of winning championships, not just being invited to the party as a participant.

During the 1990s, Mississippi State and Arkansas punched their tickets to merely play for the conference title – and South Carolina did likewise last year. Each team has one thing in common – a rung on the ladder for teams on their way to championships or in the least, a top finish at the end of the year.

I mean South Carolina won the East last year, but how big of an accomplishment is it considering they beat out two bad football teams to win the division?

Getting to Atlanta is nice. But it cannot define a season. Getting past Atlanta on the other hand, can.

Georgia cannot afford just to be happy to get to Atlanta.

The harsh reality is that based on the past five years, many UGA fans would be thrilled to get to Atlanta, regardless of the result.

Lugnut Dawg

1 Response to “Is the SEC East Too Low Of A Goal?”

  1. 1 Corbindawg May 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Baby steps.

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