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In all but one of the SEC's bowl games so far, they were clearly the more highly ranked and favored team. I would hardly call 3-3 dominant, and indicative of the best conference in college football.
Of course, 3 games to go....
UGA, LSU, UF, USC (top 10 teams throughout the season) are 2-2 with USC needing a hail mary to beat pathetic Meatchicken.
They all played against lower ranked underdogs and split the difference. It has been an underwhelming performance for a conference that had the bowl opponent deck shuffled in their favor . . .
Yes, and let's be honest....For all the hype Fla, SC, and of course LSU, they have looked hardly like world beaters...this tells me one thing...If I am a Bama fan, I would be extremely nervous about Monday night. They have hardly looked dominant. I mean for gods sake, a very decent but certainly not great Husker team held with Georgia for all of 3 full quarters and this same Ga went toe to toe with Bama? Are you kidding me?
If Bama wins the NC Monday, doesn't matter if the $EC went 1-6, it's ANOTHER NC for their conf.
The B10 only having 1 less player drafted last year than the SEC told me all I needed to know. I trust NFL franchises way more than recruiting websites and exhibition bowl games (almost all of which are played in sec states).
I know there is Oklaholma and a&m and of course the NC, but what is the 3rd sec game that is left?
Mississippi vs Pitt, Saturday I believe.
Excellent points. I would say they have a couple of more freaks athletically than the big schools however it's clear that the gap isn't that wide.
Hail Hail to MeatChicken the Cesspool of the World!
I hope they get uncovered by this. Just have any media guys question this. Nobody in that conference will ever play a game north of Missouri. They only play OOC games against Louisiana directional schools at home, rack up easy wins, then get most of the bowl games in their backyards. Add in oversigning and really favorable media coverage and they have perpetrated a hell of a system.
After all of the advantages they still go 3-3? Looks more and more like smoke and mirrors to me.
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It was never anything but smoke and mirrors perpetuated by ESPN to cover their $2+B contract with the SEC. Their overall bowl record is nowhere near dominating despite all of the home field advantages. What the SEC has/had are Urban Meyer, Les Miles and Nick Saban. It is all about the coaching. The SEC paid better so certain teams are winning NC's with the best coaches. The demographics are not significantly different than they were 50 years ago. They are not suddenly running 3 second forty times (someone please alert Gary Danialson), but are being coached up better than anyone.
This is a great point. However, the true difference is at the top of the draft every year(rounds 1 and 2) between the SEC and every other conference including the B1G. Not as much about total players drafted. I personally know guys who've been drafted by an NFL team(lower rounds of course) and never played a down in the league in an actual game. It's all about that guaranteed money and roster spot, which you don't get at the bottom half of the draft.
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