3. The Most Overrated Thing Was …
Florida lost to LSU.
It’s all broken down here with what the Florida loss really means, who wins, and who loses, but really, the only way this actually mattered is that it made the SEC Championship no big whoop.
If Florida blows out Alabama, then things get weird and interesting, but the projection was always that the Tide was going to win, Florida would be out with two losses, and that would be that.
So the Gators probably aren’t going to the Orange Bowl now – whatever. It’ll go to one of the other New Year’s Six bowl games.
The win means everything for LSU, though. After a horrible season, the program has something to build on for next year, the O appears to have found its quarterback in Max Johnson, and now it really does look like this is simply a rebuild and not a gut-job after last year’s historic campaign.
For Florida, if anything, this might make it even more dangerous. The pressure is off now in the SEC Championship. Now the team might have a chip on its shoulder – even more than it would have – and it’s all on Alabama to get the job done.
But even if the Gators managed to pull that off and get the win over LSU, that wouldn’t stop Alabama from being Alabama next week.
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