On talk radio here in TN after hashing out the SEC, and on ESPN post game commentary, we are an afterthought at best behind Bama, A and M, UGA, SC, and UF.
Heck, we aren't even in ESPNs early top ten. Perhaps rightfully so. We can't expect to be ranked high, if our offense is among the worst in the nation statistically, yet again, and we lose half our defense, with leaders like M and M, and Minter.
Now, I am not saying for a second that it can't be turned around, because, Miles has shown an ability to change when absolutely necessary. And, we are very capable of reloading on D.
But, we will be on the outside looking in to start the season for this first time in a while.
How long has it been since we were not preseason top 10?
The BCS loss last year after going undefeated still stings, and losing to BAMA the way we did this year, only to watch them win ANOTHER BCS title stings also. And the Clemson loss with our woeful offensive performance is just piling on.
Let's hope we finish strong in recruiting, and make the necessary coaching adjustments to get back on top. Nothing like a big game in Jerry World to get it going.