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Unwise to Count SEC Out of BCS

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This was a great weekend for the Sick-of-the-SEC crowd. Texas A&M's stunning 29-24 victory over No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa especially delighted fans of undefeated Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. The real impact for the SEC Hater Nation, though, is that it seemed likely to end the SEC's streak of six straight BCS national championships.

But was the SEC's dominance of the BCS title game really ended by Johnny Football (aka freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel) and his arriviste Aggies just a few months into their SEC tenure? And more important, should it be?

Fair warning: This column is not intended to shovel dirt on the supposed grave of Southern football. We come not to bury the SEC, but to praise it.

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