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2012 SEC Discussion Thread

SEC CHAMP   27 votes

  1. 1. Who wins the SEC Championship

    • Alabama
      12
    • Arkansas
      0
    • Florida
      1
    • Georgia
      1
    • LSU
      4
    • South Carolina
      8
    • Tennessee
      0
    • Other
      1

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The 2012-13 CFB season could see yet another champion out of the SEC. LSU and Bama will certainly still be contenders to bring home the title once again for the SEC. Also, this year 2 new members were added to the league with Texas A&M (West) and Mizzou (East). Should be a fun and wide open year in the SEC.

SEC EAST

Florida: Finished last season with a disappointing 7-6 season. But with stable QB play and one of the best defenses in the SEC, the Gators could see a jump in the win column.

Key Players: DT Sharrif Floyd, LB Jelani Jenkins, LB Jon Bostic, S Matt Elam

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Georgia: Have yet another another easy schedule that should put them as favorites to win the East. RB Crowell was kicked off team but look for freshman and NC native, Keith Marshall to fill in right away.

Key Players: QB Aaron Murray, DT John Jenkins, LB Jarvis Jones, S Bacarri Rambo

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Kentucky: Not looking good for Joker Phillips as he will have to prove himself after a disappointing year. Not many bright spots on this team and should finish last in the East.

Key Players: RB Josh Clemons, OL Larry Watford, DE Collins Ukwu, S Martavius Nelson

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Mizzou: New comer to the East but don't expect them to finish any higher that 4th while adjusting to SEC play. They do get top recruit, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, a target for James Franklin.

Key Players: QB James Franklin, WR Dorial Green-Backham, LB Zavier Gooden, CB EJ Gaines

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S.Carolina: Now have a stable QB in Shaw who is more than happy to use his legs instead of his arm. Although he doesn't have established targets to throw to, SCAR's defense is good enough to keep them in any game.

Key Players: RB Marcus Lattimore, DE Devin Taylor, DE Jadaveon Clowney, S DJ Swearinger

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Tennessee: With Justin Hunter back healthy, the Vols will have a scary offense. Derek Dooley will need to have a good season as his seat is getting warmer by the year.

Key Players: QB Tyler Bray, WR Justin Hunter, WR Da'Rick Rogers (Dismissed 8/23), LB AJ Johnson

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Vandy: HC James Franklin brought a great attitude to Vandy and their scrappy play was definitely a reflection of their coach.

Key Players: QB Jordan Rodgers, RB Zac Stacy, WR Jordan Matthews, LB Archibald Barnes

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SEC WEST

Alabama: Returning National Champs but I expect them to take a step back this year with the losses of key players. Eddie Lacy has shown that he has the ability to take over as Bama's new go to back.

Key Players: QB AJ McCarron, RB Eddie Lacy, OL DJ Fluker, LB Nico Johnson

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Arkansas: Have to feel good that Nile Davis is returning and WIlson has more year under his belt. But I can't help but think the loss of Petrino will have some effect on the team.

Key Players: QB Tyler Wilson, RB Nile Davis, RB Dennis Johnson, LB Alonzo Highsmith

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Auburn: The Tigers did better than I expected them to do last year. It'll be interesting to see who wins out at the QB position with Frazier getting the slight edge. The loss of Malzahn and Dyer will be a blow.

Key Players: RB Onterio McCalebb, WR Emory Blake, TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, DE Corey Lemonier

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LSU: Should be favorites to win the West and there shouldn't be any controversy at the QB position this year as Mettenberger should be in control under center.

Key Players: RB Spencer Ware, RB Kenny Hilliard, DE Barkevious Mingo, CB Tyrann Mathieu (Dismissed 8/10)

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Ole Miss: Didn't win a SEC game all last year and will be in a very similar position this year. They do get a JUCO transfer at the QB position who is familiar to Hugh Freeze's system.

Key Players: QB Bo Wallace, RB Jeff Scott, WR Donte Moncrief, S Charles Sawyer

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Miss St.: Dan Mullen has done a great job during his time at Miss St. turning the program around. Look for them to be around the middle of the pack in the West as they are always a tough out.

Key Players: QB Tyler Russell, WR Chad Bumphis, LB Cameron Lawrence, CB Johnthan Banks

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Texas A&M: The newcomers in the West will have a rude awakening their first year. One thing that is always consistent with the Aggies is their crowd.

Key Players: RB Christine Michael, WR Ryan Swope, DE Damontre Moore, LB Jonathan Stewart

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I think the winner of the LSU/Alabama game will win the conference again. I'm confident in my Vols for the first time in a long time, but not delusional. Tennessee will surprise a lot of people, or else Dooley will be fired by Halloween. UT wins 8 or 9 games.

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Rumors Tyrann Mathieu being dismissed for LSU

Don't think this will have that big of an effect in the pass defense. They have Tharold Simon and Jalen Collins.

In the return game, that might be a different story.

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Early reports are that he is not expected back with the team. Rumors are floating that it came down from the AD, and it has something to do with an agent, but not confirmed.

I'm convinced that we are cursed. We really had an offense that was going to be as close to unstoppable as we've seen in Knoxville since about 2001. So much for that.

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Lets go GAMECOCKS!

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Week 1

Thursday:

S.Carolina @ Vandy, 7 pm

Friday:

Tennessee vs NC State, 7:30 pm

Saturday:

Buffalo @ Georgia, 12 pm

Bowling Green @ Florida, 3:30 pm

Southeastern Louisiana @ Mizzou, 7 pm

Central Arkansas @ Ole Miss, 7 pm

Jackson State @ MIss St., 7 pm

Clemson vs Auburn, ESPN, 7 pm

Jacksonville State @ Arkansas, 7 pm

North Texas @ LSU, 7 pm

Michigan vs Alabama, 8 pm

Sunday:

Kentucky @ Louisville, 3:30 pm

*Postponed: Texas A&M @ LA Tech for October 13th

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Game time! I predict S.Carolina to win by 2 TDs. Vandy are a scrappy team but if Lattimore gets it going I don't see them having much of a chance.

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I hope so

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Failed 4th down attempt for Vandy.

Well they get it right back with Marcus Lattimore fumbling on their first play.

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