HOOVER, Ala. -- Even a conference that boasts six consecutive BCS championships has warts. The SEC doesn't have a perfect team, or else the season wouldn't be very much fun to play. The national champion didn't even win the conference last season, something Steve Spurrier made an effort Tuesday to point out. (Who rips Bama?)
But there are weaknesses, even among the SEC's favorites -- and, mind you, the SEC's favorites have to be among the favorites to win the national title. Missouri Tigers receiver T.J. Moe, the snarky darling of the league's first of three media days, had a different take: "It's not like all 12 teams are winning a national championship every year. Only one has done that each year. It doesn't mean we can't beat some of the other teams."
Quite naturally, for every weakness, the teams are trying to find answers in those problem areas. Here are the biggest issues and potential solutions for the projected top three on both sides of the conference.
Boy, this department sure has changed since Urban Meyer had Percy Harvin lining up -- and running wild -- all over the field. One-and-done coordinator Charlie Weis never could find a bona fide home run threat, even if part of the problem was erratic quarterback play that made it nearly impossible to get the ball up and out to the team's receivers.
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