SEC Titles and Bowl Streaks

God’s quarterback, Tim Tebow, the new head busboy at an El Ranchero near you, was widely considered one of the greatest players in college football history. As a starting quarterback, he won exactly one SEC football championship.

Peyton Manning was and is a great QB; he was truly bred for success. He beat Florida zero times and won the SEC once, his senior year. The next year saw the only repeat SEC champion of the BCS era, as Phil Fulmer coached the Vols to their only modern national championship, with Tee Martin at the helm. They defeated FSU in the first ever official BCS championship game. Those ‘Noles actually made three title games in a row under the offensive tutelage of Mark Richt, going just 1-2.

A.J. exits BAMA with three losses as a starter and one SEC West ring. He won the conference only once, yet the crystal trophy twice.

Here’s the trivia: Who has the most SEC rings as a starting QB? Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, A.J. McCarron or D.J. Shockley A: Each has one.

UGA’s David Greene was the all-time winningest QB in NCAA history when he left Georgia – he has one SEC ring. Aaron Murray has every major SEC passing record and is the statistically greatest conference player ever in total offense. He won the East twice and was a play away from a national championship, but he claimed zero SEC crowns.

Hutson Mason can top Murray with one good year.

Bowl game noon on New Year’s Day from Jacksonville. Weird to be in the Gator Bowl and it not stir up bad emotions, as we are on a three-game winning streak in the former house of horrors near the Georgia-Florida line. Underrated little sprawling city and an overrated GEORGIA team facing Nebraska again. We didn’t get it done this year after being preseason Top 10. Sure, injuries. Sure, young defense. We didn’t get it done. But the bowl game begins a new year, and we will be loaded and hopefully more mature, healthy and better coached in 2014.

Georgia has appeared in 17 straight bowls as of 1/1, longest tenure in the SEC and third-longest in the FBS of the NCAA (FSU, VA Tech).