I really think they will do just that. The new region will offer no down weeks though. Teams will have to bring their A-game every week.
I agree Tiger 5. This is a tougher Region to be in. However; in my opinion, it is hard to tell. There really is nothing to measure the players by. I believe the Tigers will go .500 this year. Hopefully better. Too many variables. New Coach. More than likely new system. Do you know yet what system will the new Head Coach institute for the Tigers Offense? What about the defense?
I would say that the offense will be more ball control oriented. Defense will be different I'm sure considering there is a new coordinator in place.
This has been a very busy 2014 for me. But all for the common good. I am looking forward to the start of the Fall Football Season, ie Tigers, Panthers, Bulldogs etc. in August 2014. Lots of new faces for all Teams, Including coaches. My expectations for the Bulldogs are very high. It's going to be payback between the Tigers and the Panthers. Still The talent pool far exceeds the Tigers when it comes to the Panthers. But I feel an win for the Tigers will occur this year over the Panthers. It will definitely come down who executes the best on offense and who will have the most stingy defense.
All in all that game will have a capacity crowd in that Stadium.
As far as the SEC goes, For the WEST, expect Alabama to be number one is the West and Auburn to be number one in the East. I believe that Georgia will have a good shot to win the East if this quarterback plays with poise, and leave no room for mistake. The Running backs are secure.The ground game will be great. I'm concerned about the air attack. Georgia lost a lot of players last year, in addition to the expulsion of a few key players on the defense due to off the field issues. I expect Georgia to be ranked in the top 25 and will have to work their way into the top ten. But Georgia will beat Clemson this year, and they will beat South Carolina as well. Georgia will have more veteran players returning than South Carolina. Expect an exciting season.
I believe that the Tigers will improve better than ever with this new Staff Of Coaches. I believe that the work ethic will dramatically improve, and they will slowly work their way back into contention.
I believe they will too! They are working hard and are in camp these next 3 days. I'm hoping they come back more ready than ever and with their morale HIGH!! GO TIGERS!!! The time has come!