"To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle."
-- Mark "Ice" Richt
The Birmingham News writes a long, windy article called "The Great Divide" in which they talk about how and why the SEC was originally aligned and the power cycles the divisions have created and endured. Good read.
The article doesn't talk about it, but I sometimes wonder what would happen if Vandy or Arkansas ever left the SEC. If we ever lost 1 member, I think we'd look to replace them with these teams (in this order):
1. Georgia Tech - traditional and geographic fitThe Texas schools would never come over, and West Virginia brings nothing in terms of TV or anything else.
2. Florida State - beef up Florida TV market
3. Clemson - cultural and geographic fit
4. Louisville - would improve hoops and might beef up interest in Ohio TV markets
5. Miami - Logistical issues and AD fear keeps me from thinking they would be listed higher
AP article on UGA's losses from 2005 called "Bulldogs Still Confident After Losses." It seems like this article appears every year.
And the Huntsville Times talks about QB problems across the SEC, and it focuses on UGA's issues.
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