On Saturday, teams in the SEC, long seen as the best conference in college football, had what’s called “Cupcake Saturday”, a day where teams play non-conference opponents that are supposed to be inferior.
For three teams, however, there was some struggle and even a loss.
No.8 Florida needed overtime against a 2-8 FAU team to win. Georgia also needed overtime to beat a 3-7 Georgia Southern team. And South Carolina actually lost to Citadel.
ESPN college football analyst Danny Kanell, an FSU alum known to take shots at the SEC, couldn’t help himself on social media after seeing such poor showings.
Some of that trolling is warranted, but in the SEC’s defense, Auburn, Alabama and Kentucky all handled their cupcake opponents pretty easily.
The SEC (especially the East) has seriously diminished in stature and perhaps ceded its reign as the conference powerhouse to a conference like the Big Ten, which has six ranked teams.