By Shawn Bridwell
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Yes, it stinks to be in the SEC West right now. It stinks to be in a division that’s full of national championship-level programs – and Ole Miss – and it stinks to be getting another very, very good team in Texas A&M to deal with.
It stinks that MSU head coach Dan Mullen can come up with several nice recruiting classes and can upgrade the overall talent and consistency and still not come close to winning a division title, much less a conference one. It stinks that the Bulldogs finished 27th in the nation in pass defense, but was ahead of only Auburn among SEC pass defenses. It stinks that the D gave up around 350 yards and 20 points per game and the team still finished 6-6 in the regular season. It stinks that most teams in college football would’ve gone 0-6 against Auburn, Georgia and Arkansas on the road, and LSU, South Carolina and Alabama at home.
It stinks that Mississippi State would be the favorite to win the Big East and would’ve been deep in the hunt for a conference title in any other BCS conference, but it’s in the SEC and it’s in the SEC West and it’s not moving any time soon.