Based on trending, recruiting and coaching, it looks very much like an uphill fight to be the 6th or 7th best SEC Team the next 3 years. In terms of talent, consistent performance, coaching, schedule timing, division strength:
(6-10)Florida/Georgia/Ole Miss/Arkansas/Miss State
Next year, we’ll be picked somewhere between 8-10 by coaches and media.
Should take 3 solid years of much better 4-star recruiting and better coaching and consistent results to reach the upper tier of top 4 teams (once or twice) in the league…maybe by 2019 or 2020.
Don’t expect Bama, LSU, Aubie or UT/A&M to rapidly decline. Florida or Georgia will re-emerge as an every year 10 game winner. Hogs?