It is going to be extremely difficult to come back with the sort of effort that is going to be required. This will be the 4th SEC team in a row. There can only be just so much gas in the tank. I started to say we have no depth, but that is not true. There is depth. The only problem is that it is playing and the guys they are suppose to be backing up are no where to be found.
Ole Miss could be in a similar shape. They gave a tremendous effort against Bama and came up short (at least they were not robbed! They were beat. Big difference). I don’t know how they are physically.
I bet the coaches around the SEC are thinking after this season, there is no way we will have more league games than what we normally have. It is just too difficult physically and mentally. I saw it out of every team last Sat.
I fear it is going to come down to who has the most players and the most talent. Emotion is going to be gone. We know where that will leave us.
If Sam can keep them playing this hard, he should be coach of the year regardless of record.