Nov 29, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) hurdles players during a run against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in overtime at Sanford Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Georgia 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Ever since mid-January, we’ve been waiting for it. We’ve treaded through winter, moped through spring, and sweated through summer.
And in just ten days, it’ll finally be here.
In ten days it’ll finally be that time when students, alumni, and fans can flock to college campuses in the southeast to escape a week of chaos at work or school and trade it for the chance to witness the on-field chaos that we call college football.
Speaking of chaos, why don’t we discuss College Football’s SEC Eastern Division. ‘Seven schools deep, one thousand miles long, and a million questions wide?’
It’s ten days away from kickoff, but we still don’t know the name of the starting quarterbacks in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, or even Music City.
Many believe that the race for the SEC East will be between that of the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers.
But when it comes to discussing the eastern division, don’t forget about Missouri, although some fans might want to. The new guys on the block are back to back division champions and are planning a return trip to Atlanta.
Florida searches for a new identity with multi-millionaire head coach Jim McElwain. A few hundred miles north, Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks look to do the exact opposite, hoping to return the days when the defense could stop opponents.
Meanwhile, Mark Stoops and Kentucky hope to turnaround a program that has been overlooked by basketball for decades, as Vanderbilt fights for their first conference victory since ’14.
In the spirit of tailgating, friendship, comradery, and good football, Southbound and Down presents seven bold predictions for SEC East football in 2015.