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Oklahomey
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The most unlikely SEC Football Champion….

Would it be 2001 LSU? 2001 as a whole was an unusual season. At the time, non-traditional programs won the major conference titles, with Miami as the exception as they repeated as champions.

Colorado (last won in 1991)
Illinois (last won in 1983)
Maryland (last won in 1985)
Oregon (last won in 1994)
LSU (last won in 1988)


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Oklahoma


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Hobnailboot
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Absolutely. Tennessee was supposed to kick the snot out of LSU. I went to the game, and it was the most lopsided I’ve ever seen the stands for a game of that magnitude. Probably 75/25 Tennessee. It was awesome.


Blutarsky
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Probably 75/25 Tennessee. It was awesome.



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TX Tiger
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Absolutely. Tennessee was supposed to kick the snot out of LSU. I went to the game, and it was the most lopsided I’ve ever seen the stands for a game of that magnitude. Probably 75/25 Tennessee. It was awesome.
I was there, too, watching all the Tennessee fans with their roses pinned to their shirts (they were going to the Rose Bowl for the national championship after beating us). Man that place emptied out quickly. There were only the 25% of us for the whole fourth quarter.



TigerinKorea
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2001 LSU


By the end of the season, that team was playing well enough to beat anybody in America.


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MetroAtlantaGatorFan
Member since Jun 2017
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99 Bama. Coached by Mike Dubose. Lost to Louisiana Tech. Dubose busted for having an affair and was about to get fired until somehow beating UF in the Swamp. Beat them again in the SECTG 34-7 as a 7 point dog.


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MetroAtlantaGatorFan
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I was there, too, watching all the Tennessee fans with their roses pinned to their shirts (they were going to the Rose Bowl for the national championship after beating us). Man that place emptied out quickly. There were only the 25% of us for the whole fourth quarter.

It wasn't just the fans. Their own players were getting off the buses at the GA Dome clenching roses in their mouth.


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TailbackU
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After going 0-8 in the SEC in 2012, we ended 2013 beating UGA on a 4th and 18 Hail Mary and #1 Bama in the most unlikely play in college football history to go on and win the SEC and come within 0:13 of winning a natty. About as unlikely as you can get.


Phat Phil
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I don't blame them. As 17.5 point underdog, they just beat Spurrier's best ever UF on the road. 2001 UF were uncrowned kings, the best to never win a title.
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Mulkey Man
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In 20__, I heard Texas A&M won the SEC. That seems the most unlikely.


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genuineLSUtiger
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The 2001 SEC championship game is in my top 5 favorite LSU wins. It was the official beginning of the meteoric rise of Nick Saban on the college football landscape.


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madmaxvol
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Absolutely. Tennessee was supposed to kick the snot out of LSU. I went to the game, and it was the most lopsided I’ve ever seen the stands for a game of that magnitude. Probably 75/25 Tennessee. It was awesome.





3rd and Chavis...3rd and Chavised that game.


If Rohan Davey doesn't get hurt, UT wins that game going away.


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SavageOrangeJug
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Absolutely. Tennessee was supposed to kick the snot out of LSU.
...Phil Fulmer managed to frick it up.

Fulmer had the talent to win the '97, '98, '99, and '01 NCs. He did not.

I have always said. The '98 team had so much talent. They won the NC in spite of Fulmer being the game day coach.

Like LSU in '19 with Ogre the Clown.


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multicampus
Member since Oct 2021
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Mizzou, OU, or Texas...

Wally Butts, Bear Bryant, and Dan McGugin never would have voted for either in the pre-season poll.


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TouchdownTony
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Went to that 2001 SECCG. It was basically a UT home game.
I watched that night Nick Saban COACH an undermanned squad to a win over a team they no business beating. Using a backup QB and changing his gameplan mid game.
It was probably the best coaching display I ever saw.


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MetroAtlantaGatorFan
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I don't blame them. As 17.5 point underdog, they just beat Spurrier's best ever UF on the road. 2001 UF were uncrowned kings, the best to never win a title.



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