No, not that SEC, this one! Here in Katrina-land, we have four seasons – hurricane, football, recruiting, and spring practice – and today is the holy day of the recruiting season, Signing Day.
In the East, college football is a cultural exercise. On the West coast, it is a tourist attraction. In the Midwest, it is cannibalism. But in the South, college football is a religion, and every Saturday is holy day.
Rival’s ranked listing of the top 25 classes has shown LSU in the #1 spot all morning – leading both the nation and the SEC. No doubt, the Honorable Trahant Esquire is a much happier man-fan today than he was November 22, 2008.
Last time I checked, 10 of the 12 schools in the SEC were also in the top 25. Following LSU (#1) were Alabama (#3), Florida (#7), South Carolina (#11), Georgia (#12), Arkansas (#14), Auburn (#16) , Ole Miss (#18), Tennessee (#22), and Mississippi State (#24). This we call reinsurance.
One SEC is kicking a$$; but, the other, well, it could turn out to be a great one, too, but let’s put it this way: until he went out for football his senior year in high school, Walter Payton was the drum major for the band (and a hotty toddie to all of you).