Sure, the Georgia loss was humbling. And sure, Chris Low now has us dead last in his latest SEC power rankings.
But guess who’ll be in the SEC East driver’s seat if they win on Saturday?
That’s right, Vanderbilt.
Today, South Carolina and Vanderbilt are the only teams in the East with two conference losses. Everybody else — Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee — has three.
So if Vandy upsets the Gamecocks on Saturday, the Commodores will be all alone in first place with a 2-2 record.
Sure, the likelihood of the Dores beating Florida and Arkansas to maintain the lead seems slim to none.
But we’ve never been in this position before. It’s the eighth week of the season and we’re not in the cellar of the SEC standings. In fact, we’re on top. In many ways, our season begins on Saturday. Sure, it could all turn to crap pretty fast, but for now let’s pause to acknowledge the rare gift of playing badly and still having the opportunity — however unlikely — to pull off a miracle season.
It’s too early to throw in the towel.