Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops began his spring season by drawing attention from teams and coaches across the country. “The narrative of SEC dominance is propaganda. You’re listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you. You’re more than smart enough to figure it out. Again, you can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they doing?” Stoops said to tulsaworld.com.
Stoops’ bold message quickly echoed throughout every blog, website, and newspaper in the NCAA world. I guess the news got back to BCS National Championship coach Nick Saban. “I’ve got more important things to do than sit around and read what Bob Stoops has to say about anything” he said to Birmingham news. For those who think that is just a typical dodge the answer type of answer from Saban, think again. Saban rarely, if ever comments on things that don’t directly impact him or his team.
Yes the SEC has the best team in college football in its conference, but at the end of the day six of the SEC’s 14 teams were in the top 10 of the final regular season BCS poll. The bottom eight of the SEC didn’t win a game against the top six teams in the country last season. That speaks volumes to the fact that the SEC has very good teams, but at the same time they have just as many sub-par teams as well.
Stoops was obviously frustrated with all the public attention that the SEC has been getting lately, but ask yourself, does he have a point?