2014 SEC season start throws conventional wisdom out the window
At SEC Media Days, Nick Saban is famous for jabbing the media for its poor record when it comes to predicting the league outcomes for the season. Only four times in 22-years has the media correctly predicted the SEC champion.
Saban joked at SEC Media Days 2014 that he was rooting for the media this year.
And on opening night of the 2014 season, it didn’t look like the media was any closer to correct prediction number five.
Texas A&M, picked to finish sixth in the SEC at SEC Media Days 2014, absolutely stomped the South Carolina Gamecocks Thursday night, winning 52-28. Expect that standing to change soon, if the Aggies continue to look like the team Johnny Manziel quarterbacked the last two seasons.
Ole Miss beat the Boise State Broncos 35-13, but only after a very unimpressive start, with quarterback Bo Wallace throwing three interceptions in the first half of the game. Wallace finished strong with three touchdown passes, but Boise State is *not* Alabama, Auburn, or LSU, who are far more likely to capitalize on early game weakness.
Vanderbilt was predicted to be favored by two touchdowns over the Temple Thursday, though, that prediction did not stop the Owls from beating the Commodores 37-7.
The only thing that is certain in the SEC is uncertainty.
The SEC is no stranger to amazing wins and surprise losses. Do you think any team will surprise the SEC and come out on top this year?