Oklahoma Coach Says SEC Not America’s Dominant Football Conference
During the BCS era the Big 12 has won 2 BCS National
Championships. That’s twice as many championships as any other conference in America, except for one … the South Eastern Conference. Yet Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops said yesterday that the SEC is not the dominant conference in America.
I understand he was responding to a question in front of Sooner boosters about the gap between the SEC and the Big 12. But come on … Stoops (who everyone acknowledges is a good coach) says the perceived gap is just a lot of “propaganda.” He told The Tulsa World,” It depends on who you want to listen to.” He purports the SEC gets it’s rep because of one team.
Well I have to agree with the coach on one point.
Lets don’t listen to propaganda.
Lets examine the facts.
Since 1998 the SEC has won 10 National Championships which is 80 percent more than the Big 12 and 90 percent better than the Big 10, the PAC 12, the ACC, and the Big East. In addition if undefeated Auburn had not been left out of the 2004 game, the SEC might well have had 11 titles in that period.
But Stoops says okay, but the rest of the conference doesn’t measure up.
“So they’ve had the best team in college football. They haven’t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ‘em haven’t done much at all.”
Well again Bob, the facts simply don’t support that position. The SEC just had twice as many players taken in the 2013 NFL Draft (63) as any other league. And since 2006, the SEC has won more bowl games (36) and been to more bowls (55) than any other conference.
Again, you have to agree with the coach on his main point … don’t listen to propaganda.
Look at the facts. And the facts here say the gap between the SEC and everybody else (including the Big 12) is large and ever widening.