Originally Posted by jredmo2
True, historically, that's completely ludicrous. But programs, aside from a select few (OSU being one), tend to rise and fall. Is the SEC ALWAYS going to be this dominant? I'd say not -- we could even be witnessing the beginning of the end this year, who knows. Plenty of programs of comparable stature to UC's have turned in sustained runs of relevance. Plenty of programs have gone from powerhouse to also-ran (Washington, anybody?).
While I agree that UC has a lot to prove, and that a 3-4 year run is hardly a sustained program, I wouldn't be so dismissive of UC's chances. Things change.
UT has been a far superior program to UC in my entire lifetime. In the 70s I went to UC games during the Tony Mason era and they played teams like Villanova while Tennessee played before 90K fans vs Bear Bryant. UC isn't likely to pass UT anytime soon.