Outside of Alabama football, the SEC is in shambles

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Alabama football is carrying the rest of the SEC.

We are used to some teams failing to pull their own weight in the SEC. Vanderbilt has looked like a JV team since they joined. Arkansas is trying to pull themselves out of a rut that has lasted longer than some marriages. For years, Alabama football has had to carry some dead weight. However, things are worse than they have ever been this season.

We are just halfway through the SEC football season, and the Crimson Tide are the only undefeated team left. In fact, Texas A&M is the only other team with one loss or fewer in the SEC West. Alabama has yet to play both Auburn and LSU, but Alabama practically has the division won. It would truly be a disaster if the Tide somehow lost the SEC West. We all expected LSU to regress, but what has happened so far has been a surprise to us all. 

In the East, things are not much better. Georgia’s only loss is to Alabama, but their offense has been stagnant in recent weeks. They only scored twice against Kentucky in their last game, and they are about to face off against Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators.

You might think that things are going well in Gainesville, but Florida has other issues. They had to postpone a game due to a COVID outbreak, and they also got into a brawl during their last game against Missouri. They should be in the driver’s seat of the SEC East, but a big loss against Texas A&M puts them one loss away from a failed season.

In a chaotic 2020 campaign, this could have been the year that the SEC got two teams back into the College Football Playoff. Unless someone runs the table and knocks off Alabama, that is very unlikely.

Even the teams that were expected to struggle have turned into dumpster fires. Mike Leach was supposed to bring a new style of offense to the conference. After many players left his program, he suffered the first scoreless game of his coaching career.

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Much like the rest of 2020, the SEC is a dumpster fire. Alabama football is carrying a lot of dead weight, and this does not help anyone. We’ll have to see if someone can get it together by the end of the season.