So here's the next debate. We still haven't decided whether Nick Saban is a better coach than Bear Bryant. Now we can argue over who had the bigger heart. Bryant once hung 66 on Vanderbilt and beat the Commodores by 63. It could've been worse were he so inclined. Saban could've traveled Route 66 himself in Vanderbilt Stadium and won by that same margin Saturday, but with his team a few strides shy of its ninth touchdown on the day, he ordered his backup quarterback to take a knee.
It's an old joke. Massive underdog takes an early lead on a heavy favorite, perhaps thanks to a turnover and a field goal. Someone suggests they pause the game to take a team picture under the scoreboard. Hey. They may lose 56-3, but they'll always have 3-0. This week's SEC standings feel a lot like that. Who's leading the SEC West? Mississippi State, which has won the division just once in 1998. Who's on top of the SEC East? Kentucky, which has never won the division.
There are a lot of ways to measure the inevitable decline of SEC football from its unprecedented run of collective excellence. Here's one:Alabama is in the midst of a seven-game stretch in which its toughest opponent may be - wait for it - Vanderbilt. The Commodores are feeling good about themselves after knocking off a ranked non-conference opponent for the first time since 1946, and they should be. But a 14-7 win over No.
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