Taking over the SEC East
Quite simply, Georgia football needs to rule the SEC East. The East is a mess and while it wasn’t as bad compared to the West this year as it has been in the past, it’s still weaker overall. And no one has taken over.
Since the fall of the East, Missouri and Florida each have two SEC East titles. But neither dominated. They just seemed to lose the least out of everyone to fall into the SEC Championship game.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs have been the favorites to win the East in three of those four seasons and in all of them the Bulldogs came up short.
The division is vulnerable and the Bulldogs are in the best position to take over, they just need to execute. Florida’s offense is still a mess and how long can they maintain the great defense that Will Muschamp built? They’re not recruiting all that well either.
Kentucky and Vanderbilt are dangerous with the Wildcats offense and the Commodore’s defense. But neither are complete enough teams to make runs at the Eastern division title. Missouri is at the lowest they’ve been since joining the SEC.
That leaves Tennessee and South Carolina as the only other top competitors in the East. The Volunteers were supposed to win the East this year, but they stumbled. Plus they have some internal issues holding them back. The Gamecocks can be great one day, but Muschamp is having to completely rebuild that team.
The division is practically being handed to Georgia in 2017 to set up a good five-year run. But once again, they just need to execute.