Even when Nicky was here at lsu, the florida game kept lsu out of the s.e.c. championship game twice
2000? We lost to UF that year, but even if we had won, we would have finished tied with Auburn and lost the head to head tiebreaker.
2001? We went to the SEC Championship game, so obviously this can't be one of them.
2002? We beat Florida that year and went 3-0 vs. the SEC East. Arkansas went because they beat us in the Miracle on Markham, and we also lost to Alabama and Auburn.
2003? We went to the SEC Championship Game, so obviously the Florida game didn't keep us out of it.
2004? We beat Florida that year, although we did have a loss to Georgia. Still, Auburn went undefeated and beat us, so even if we had beaten Georgia, Auburn still would have gone to the SECCG.
With tenn. being down, and they were never as strong as florida consistantly, you have to rotate the teams
I agree with this point, but your facts are wrong on the Florida game keeping us out of the SECCG when Saban was here.