Every year there seems to be a few teams that come out of nowhere and either contend for the division title or become competitive when nobody thought they would.
In 2012, we saw Texas A&M shed the label of a soft team in favor of a more appropriate one—"SEC contender." The Ole Miss Rebels went from doormat to competitive in Year 1 under head coach Hugh Freeze, finishing 7-6 with close losses to Texas A&M, LSU and Vanderbilt.
Which teams flew under the radar this spring and are set to make a splash in 2013?
SEC lead writer Barrett Sallee examines in this edition of "The Program."