On this edition of the podcast we've got Barrett Sallee from College Football News on to talk about the league that seems to be the daddy of them all, the SEC. With spring football closing out in the south there is no better time to chat about the very early prospects of the league that has produced the last four BCS champions.
Sallee opens up talking about the SEC East and let's us know why the divisional race isn't as "wide open" as folks at South Carolina, Tennessee and UGA would like to believe. Between the inconsistent nature of South Carolina, Tennessee's quarterback uncertainty plus the UGA defensive and offensive question marks Florida is still the frontrunner in the East. Sallee stops me from dismissing the Kentucky Wildcats but Vandy is passed without fuss.
In the SEC West we get heavy into the unknowns surrounding LSU's quarterback problems, Ole Miss replacing all their production and Arkansas coming up with some form of a defense. Sallee makes a bold prediction that "all SEC West teams go to a bowl" and that includes Mullen and his Mississippi State Bulldogs. Barrett also drops the most hilarious quote in referencing what he thought about how Jarrett Lee played in 2008:
"A whole new spin on the definition of bad"
We wrap up talking expansion and why the SEC can pull any school they want in theory. Sallee also speculates that the SEC member units won't want to split the cash up so that may slow down rapid expansion.
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