Alabama winning its first national championship under Nick Saban could spell doom and gloom For the rest of the SEC . oh they will win most of the non conference games with talent alone , but talent without direction is simply not enough.
Mark "suntan" Richt is going after Kirby Smart to save his own job ,the bulldogs need a shot in the arm , and Georgia had better get a shot of something and quick, unless it wants to roam around in mediocre land with the likes of the Kentucky 's and the Mississippi's of the world for the next couple decades. So Mark and the powers that be in Athens are trying to get a Saban type defense by offering probably close to a million bucks to Smart . I think he'll take it, the money is too much and maybe even the coach in waiting bait , you know the bird in the hand, two in the bush stuff. But if he believed in his self and stayed at Alabama making a comfortable 400 grand a year, he could get a head coaching job in the neighborhood of 2, or 3 million dollars in a couple years, ( probably the Ga job ) anyway it is his wagon let him pull it. even if he gets Smart ( lol ) Mark is on life support , two more 7 and 5 years will do him in. Self Checked
Tennessee with " little " Lane is probably gonna have a great couple years of recruiting , until the NCAA makes a poster boy out of him and the Big orange gets double secret probation , and keeps Tenn. in probation hell for the rest of my life ( I'm 49 ) . So they are self checked.
LSU has the "mad hater " LES Miles recruiting his ass off in the state , the only problem is when they get there , they'll find out that the mentally insane can't coach very well , His coaching and mere presence in Baton Rouge is kinda like the Alzheimer disease ," a long goodbye". I see no end to the spiral downward.
He had Saban's talent stockpiled when he got there , to the point that the NFL scouts rented houses instead of hotel rooms, to watch practice and I really believe Auburn's Doug Barfield could have won with that talent. They are definately self checked.