We have had at least three teams that should have gone all the way. One lost to USL, one collapsed (pre-season top 5, but the new DC was afraid to blitz), and the last one couldn't finish taking a dump properly (pre-season top 10, you saw the rest last year). In the SEC, we get to pull some of the top Texas talent away from Texas and Ou. Yes we have to share some with the rest of the SEC, but we also get access to Louisiana, Mississippi, and other SEC states. I would think that this year shows that we had the talent to complete, just not the coaching. We are already pulling in talent upgrades across the board.
Are we just the dragon slayer or another dragon that has been slumbering? We will know in about 4 years. Maybe sooner.