On Day 1, when the SBC East took the stage, the two-fisted narratives were about winning championships and locking horns with the titans of the division. Day 2 was more about assuring fans that their day was coming.
My first prediction is that 2022 will be the most compelling season of football ever played by the Sun Belt.
The Warhawks, who didn’t win a game last season, froze Hugh Freeze and the Flames and may be the scariest program to play in the Sun Belt.
Brilliant in its conception, mystifying in its execution! Synchronized swimming! Only a madman – a madman who is also a genius – would be willing to take part in this Theater of the Unsettling.
Today, the sun shines a bit brighter for the Sun Belt, with national-scale success polishing unfamiliar luster onto the the SBC brand. Over the off season, the Sun Belt experienced its usual coaching turnover, but this time, the conference took a potpourri of approaches to filling vacant positions.
The Sun Belt has shed its stepping stone reputation. Let’s not go total Mike Aresco here – top talent won’t end a career in the SBC. But we’re no longer a coach-in-training conference. We’re a portal to big gigs and Top 25 recognition.