SEC West flexes its muscle

AP: Blame, or thank, Nick Saban. He built LSU into a national champion and is doing the same at Alabama. His team’s play has forced the other schools in the West to play catch up. They’re doing it behind smart hires and out-of-the-box thinking previously the domain of the Spurriers and Urban Meyers of the SEC. Those hires have allowed the West to enjoy a period of coaching stability while the East is trying to break in new coaches at Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Tennessee. (READ MORE BELOW)