John Adams' SEC preview

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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier works the sideline against Georgia during the Gamecocks' 45-42 win last September in Athens.

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John Amis/Associated Press South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier works the sideline against Georgia during the Gamecocks' 45-42 win last September in Athens.

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LSU coach Les Miles walks on the field before the Tigers' 41-17 home win over Arkansas last November.

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Bill Haber/Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles walks on the field before the Tigers' 41-17 home win over Arkansas last November.

East

South Carolina

The best coaches adjust, which explains why passing guru Steve Spurrier has turned around the Gamecocks' program with running and defense.

Georgia

The schedule favors the defensive-minded Bulldogs, but the offense has question marks in the line and at running back.

Tennessee

The Vols could be the most improved team in the conference.

Florida

The Gators have a shot at back-to-back seasons of six or more losses for the first time since 1979.

Missouri

The Tigers' first SEC go-round could be traumatic.

Vanderbilt

Successive bowl seasons are still a possibility.

Kentucky

Basketball season can't come soon enough.

West

LSU

The Tigers have no apparent weaknesses on the field, although you might wonder how first-time quarterback starter Zach Mettenberger will handle big-game pressure.

Alabama

Despite all its losses, the Tide could be just one Les Miles gaffe away from playing for another national title.

Arkansas

The Razorbacks are good enough to win the East but can't manage enough defense to keep up with LSU and Alabama in the West.

Auburn

The Tigers still miss Cam Newton on offense, but their defense is on the way up.

Mississippi State

The Bulldogs haven't had a winning record in the SEC since 1999.

Texas A&M

New conference, new coach and new quarterback. That's too much newness.

Ole Miss

Expansion will drop the Rebels from sixth to seventh.

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Comments » 3

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

1. The Lamecocks will knock off UGA & MO
2. Vandy will knock off the LameCocks
3. UGA will knock off Floraduh
4. Mizzou will knock off UGA
5. UT will knock off UGA, Mizzou and Floraduh
6. Vols win the East - 2nd trip to the Dome for 2012
7. Who gives a rats-rearend who wins the West?

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

in response to BigOrangeFever76:

1. The Lamecocks will knock off UGA & MO
2. Vandy will knock off the LameCocks
3. UGA will knock off Floraduh
4. Mizzou will knock off UGA
5. UT will knock off UGA, Mizzou and Floraduh
6. Vols win the East - 2nd trip to the Dome for 2012
7. Who gives a rats-rearend who wins the West?

I'll have what BigOrangeFever76 is "dranking."

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to Bark_at_the_Moon:

I'll have what BigOrangeFever76 is "dranking."

I had just gotten home from a party and my good friend "Stella" was there. She helped me come up with my prediction for the Vols! Have you met Stella? If not, you should! : )

Its GREAT to be a Tennessee Volunteer!!!!!!!!!

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