It has nothing to do with "hitting close to home", it was a ridiculous comment by someone who apparently doesn't know much about the subject he's speaking on, and I'd say the same thing if the comment was about any other team. You see the LSU fan above you agreed with me, right? I hate Auburn and would love nothing more than them in the basement forever, yet I'm giving them respect in my previous post, same with other schools I don't like.Originally Posted by Jerry34
The SEC's run really began at the turn of the century once Spurrier left Gainesville. I posted earlier that the last time the SEC had a losing record in bowls was 2002. That was Ron Zook's first year in Florida and around the time a couple of new hires got it going in Baton Rouge and Athens -- Saban and Richt. UGA won the SEC in '02 and LSU won it in '03, the Tigers beat Dawgs in the SECCG that year and UGA returned the favor two years later in the SECCG rematch. During that time, Meyer and Miles arrived, then Spurrier and Saban came back. Then Petrino, and Sumlin, now Bielema, and so on.
About Georgia: Any school in the country that wins 10+ games eight different times in a decade, wins a major conference championship multiple times and a few BCS games is a powerhouse program. Most 10-win seasons and bowl wins in the "best conference" over a decade. Winning the NC would be great, but sustained winning is just as important. Gene Chizik just won a title 2 years ago and no one thinks he's a better coach or has a better coaching resume than Richt. Bowden and Paterno built their programs into powerhouses before finally winning it all and it took them both almost two decades to get a title. Oklahoma has blown more big games than anyone but no one with any sense would say the Sooners don't have an elite program, because they consistently win 10+ games and are always in the mix under Stoops. Before winning his Super Bowl, Peyton Manning was better than most QBs who had won a ring. Same with Marino.
About SC: Spurrier turned South Carolina into a BCS threat, getting 10 wins a year. SOUTH CAROLINA. Maybe you don't understand how serious that is. SC has no history. The fact that he is there and consistently has them in or near the Top 10 makes them a legit contender. Almost like Stanford, who I'm sure most of you believe already is or will soon become a powerhouse. If the Gamecocks aren't a powerhouse, they are as close as you can get to being one. If UGA is not one after all those 10+ win seasons, SECCGs and BCS wins, then programs like Oregon and Stanford definitely aren't.
About A&M: You're impressed with A&M becoming a title contender team after probably never noticing them before, but they hasn't raised the crystal football either, they have yet to win a BCS game, their own conference, or even their own division. Still, the future looks good for them, like it did for LSU and Auburn and UGA and others many years ago. The Aggies could be on the verge of becoming a powerhouse. So their success, along with the stats I gave about other teams bowl wins and 10+ win seasons over the last decade is more proof that the whole "big dropoff" comment is ridiculous.