Most SEC fans feeling down as the regular season ends


We should probably wait until after the bowl games to decide if the SEC is really down this season.

But we don’t have to wait another day to definitely declare that SEC fans are down on their teams. And with good reason.

By my count, fans from only three of the 14 SEC teams are feeling good about their programs at the moment.

Alabama has won 24 games in a row and headed toward a possible fifth national championship in eight years. That’s reason to be happy.

Vanderbilt beat the Champions of Life to claim the champions of Tennessee title. The Commodores are going bowling after an impressive finish with wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee.

And Kentucky set the stage for a happy bowl trip by beating 26-point favorite Louisville Saturday.

But the rest of the SEC? Sad.

Auburn has lost six in a row to Alabama and Georgia.

Florida is in the SEC title game again but was handled by Florida State Saturday.

Georgia lost to Tennessee, Florida and now Georgia Tech at home in Kirby Smart’s first year.

South Carolina was blown out by in-state Clemson.

Texas A&M lost its last four SEC games.

In the state of Mississippi, Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs won at Ole Miss, but they are still only 5-7. The Rebels are now the best seven-loss team in the country.

Things will get better eventually, but for now, it’s mostly a sad time to be a fan of an SEC team.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.