Alabama's played Tennessee since 1901. We're not giving that up because the SEC decided to add two teams last year.
But we are where we are because the O was putrid v Florida and honestly Florida while ranked highly isn't that good
And we are here because we pissed the Bama game away with poor coaching decisions, stupid penalties, missed FG and poor play in final 2 minutes of each half on D.
This LSU team regardless of SEC scheduling should have found a way to win one of those games.
If it makes folks feel better to bitch about Slive ok. But this team had a chance to be a 1 or zero loss team and we did not get the job done.
It sucks but let's not whine about the schedule.
Saban's not going to live forever. Neither will Miles. There's always drop offs when coaches get replaced. Had Kiffen stayed at UT they might be pretty good right now. Don't know why you'd think UT will never be good again.