October 20, 2013
HURT: Alabama stands tall amid SEC craziness
Nick Saban harps on it every week. He preaches it. He proclaims it.
The Southeastern Conference is dangerous, he warns. Anything can happen. No outcome is certain. But then, like clockwork, his team wins, not every time, but almost every time, with fierce efficiency.
But strange things have started happening elsewhere. In fact, weirdness happened almost everywhere else in the league this week. Maybe it was Friday's lunar eclipse. Maybe the landscape was due for a change. Whatever the reason, the upsets were numerous. So perhaps Saban's warnings will be heeded, even if Alabama has hardly been scared - only at Texas A&M, and that was expected - all season long.
Suddenly, Tennessee looks dangerous. Auburn looks very dangerous. The SEC East, should Alabama make it to Atlanta, is so unsettled that it is hard to tell if it looks dangerous or not, but maybe Missouri is a team of destiny this season.
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