SEC’s best year may be yet to come

Last season, for the second year in a row, a SEC team won the national championship.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy, the first sophomore to ever win the trophy, and the league posted a 7-2 record in bowl games, including impressive wins by Georgia over Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl and LSU over Ohio State in the BCS national championship game.
The league held the top two spots in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll, with LSU at No. 1 and Georgia at No. 2, and placed three other teams — No. 12 Tennessee, No. 13 Florida and No. 15 Auburn — among the top 15 spots.

It was quite a season for the league considered by many to be the best football conference in the land.
So, what does the league do for an encore? How could it possibly improve on that kind of success?
Some of the SEC’s coaches think it’s possible. Talking about the upcoming season during the league’s recent spring meetings, some of the coaches said, in short, hold on to your hats because this season might be even better.
“I think the league is better,” Florida coach Urban Meyer said. “If you look at the teams, the players and the coaches, I think it’s better.”

al.com
6/2/08