Posted: 8:33 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By Jason Lieser
The SEC has won seven straight national championships, but Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says that does not make it the best conference in America.
Stoops, in the Big 12, pointed out at a recent publicity event that the “bottom six” teams in the SEC (it’s hard to tell exactly who he would include that group besides Kentucky and Tennessee) are far from dominant. In his conference, 8 of 10 teams went to a bowl game.
“So they’ve had the best team in college football,” Stoops said, according to the Tulsa World. “They haven’t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ‘em haven’t done much at all. I’m just asking you. You tell me.”
He went on to say that the conference’s prominence is fed by mythology.
“So you’re listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you,” he said. “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 all doing?”
Florida coach Will Muschamp, formerly the defensive coordinator at Texas, heard Stoops’s comments and got a good laugh out of it tonight.
“I’d be saying the same thing if I were in the Big 12,” he joked. “I said it for three years.”