Saturday, December 7, 2013

Totally unbiased and unsolicited thoughts on the SECCG

Go Tigers!...the non-schizo ones from way out west or wherever.

Once my jaw closed after seeing the way Auburn earned their berth in Atlanta for this weekend, I had no doubts that it would be the other Tigers to win the SEC Championship tonight. Perhaps I'm giving the Missouri defense more credit than they deserve, especially considering when we played them we were re-re-adjusting to a diminished roster.

But even in these times of ultra ├╝ber offenses, I still believe defense wins the championship rings. And tonight Missouri will have more playmakers on that side of the ball.

True, Auburn's offense is very hard to stop once it is hitting on all cylinders. Plus, they (at least as a program) have been in this position before. But in actuality, it's Pinkel's staff (one of the most stable in the nation, btw) with more post-season experience. Just a new locale this year.

The SEC East's newest member may have caught Georgia in an injury-riddled year and South Carolina doing their usual casual flirtations with Atlanta, but they've earned the right to be in the Dome tonight. And I think they'll make the most of it.