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Oklahoma Coach Says SEC Not America’s Dominant Football Conference

By on May 8th, 2013 in Football, News 8 Comments »

During the BCS era the Big 12 has won 2 BCS National                        bob-stoops
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.


  1. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Well if you listen to the media only 2 SEC natl champs get mentioned, LSU and tha crimpson tahd.

  2. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    I’m already tired of this story.

  3. WoodrowAU95 says:

    Choklahoma. That says enough. I also agree with Third Generation Tiger.

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……You’d think he’d know to keep his mouth shut after face-planting in the BCS Title game the last three times he was in it. 2003 lost to LSU, 2004 absolutely shelled by Southern Cal, and 2008 lost by double digits to Florida.

  5. Todd92 Todd92 says:

    Stoops pandering to the boosters…. Sounding like a dumbass. Must be the summer doldrums. Gonna be a long 3 months.

  6. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Of course he’s going to say that in front of big donors. It distracts how many different times his teams have totally wilted on the big stage. He’s a great coach, but can’t seem to win the really important games.

  7. buddy Ro buddy Ro says:

    Apparently the cannabis in Oklahoma is burning up some of Stoops’ brain.

    There are 2 things that become more and more entertaining as I get older…

    1. Irony
    2. Wishful thinking

    … and I might add “hypocrisy”, but it is the kind of epic jolt that hurts just as much as it is funny.

    1998 January 4, 1999 1 Tennessee 23 2 Florida St. 16 Fiesta Bowl
    1999 January 4, 2000 1 Florida St. 46 2 Virginia Tech 29 Sugar Bowl
    2000 January 3, 2001 1 Oklahoma 13 3 Florida St. 2 Orange Bowl
    2001 January 3, 2002 1 Miami 37 4 Nebraska 14 Rose Bowl
    2002 January 3, 2003 2 Ohio State 31 1 Miami 24 Fiesta Bowl
    2003 January 4, 2004 2 LSU 21 3 Oklahoma 14 Sugar Bowl
    2004 January 4, 2005 1 USC 55 2 Oklahoma 19 Orange Bowl
    2005 January 4, 2006 2 Texas 41 1 USC 38 Rose Bowl
    2006 January 8, 2007 2 Florida 41 1 Ohio State 14 BCS National Championship
    2007 January 7, 2008 2 LSU 38 1 Ohio State 24 BCS National Championship
    2008 January 8, 2009 1 Florida 24 2 Oklahoma 14 BCS National Championship
    2009 January 7, 2010 1 Alabama 37 2 Texas 21 BCS National Championship
    2010 January 10, 20111 Auburn 22 2 Oregon 19 BCS National Championship
    2011 January 9, 2012 2 Alabama 21 1 LSU 0 BCS National Championship
    2012 January 7, 2013 2 Alabama 42 1 Notre Dame 14 BCS National Championship

    Poor Oklahoma. Only team in 15 years to have 4 appearances in the NC game…Do you think Stoops looks at Saban and wonders how he managed to not pull in more than 1 NC?
    They have a ridiculous history of disappointing finishes.

    Interesting, in second place, with 3 appearances is OSU, LSU, bama and FSU,… then in 3rd: USC, UF, Texas, and Miami with 2 NC game appearances in the last 15 years.

    So, who are the 2 teams to make it this year?

  8. buddy Ro buddy Ro says:

    If I had to pick a pool of teams that seem to be getting the most preseason love:

    Ohio State
    Texas A&M
    South Carolina
    Notre Dame

    hard to say who I would pick to make the big dance…