Here’s your roundup of news from around the SEC for this week:
No dynasty lasts forever. Spencer Hall’s done it again with an article on how Alabama’s run of dominance could end. It’s a brilliant piece comparing the Tide from 2008-on with the Nebraska dynasty of the mid-90s and how that ended. (Alabama just has to find their Frank Solich and Bill Callahan, that’s all!)
Career #2 begins. Regardless of your feelings on/about Mike Hamilton, him doing charity work in Africa is pretty darn awesome. The charity’s mission is to help children in Africa have a smaller chance of becoming orphans by making clean water more available and lowering the rate of AIDS infections.
Those who have bias will have bias. SEC baseball starts this week (!!!!!) and your Tennessee Volunteers have been picked to finish…last. It’s not surprising given who returns from last year’s last-place team, but it’s clear that the attitude around the program has changed in less than a year thanks to new head coach Dave Serrano. I’d put a lot of money on Tennessee finishing a bit higher than last in the conference. Between 6th and 8th sounds a lot more appropriate.
YES. This is the happiest news of the week, only because how often do you get to see the name Jim Bob Cooter anymore? The Chiefs are quietly becoming more and more beloved by the day by Vols fans, thanks to employing Eric Berry and now the Volunteer with the best name in recent program history.
This week’s games of importance: Wednesday: Arkansas at Tennessee, 8 PM ET (SEC Network)
Thursday: Vanderbilt at Ole Miss, 9 PM ET (ESPN2)
Saturday: Tennessee at Alabama, 1:30 PM ET (SEC Network)
#14 Florida at Arkansas, 6 PM ET (ESPN2)
Tuesday: #1 Kentucky at Mississippi State, 9 PM ET (ESPN)