Bob Stoops has some choice words about SEC defenses

Graham Watson

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops loves to point out the fallacies of the SEC and he was at it again Wednesday evening.

When asked about the current state of the Big 12, Stoops decided to use the question as a platform to rail against the SEC (and not talk about the Big 12 at all).

In the past, the SEC has been known for its great defenses, but this season, the defense has been the conference’s Achilles heel. That statistic wasn’t lost on Stoops.

“A few years ago we [the Big 12] had all the quarterbacks and now all of a sudden we can play a little better defense and some other people can’t play defense,” Stoops said. “Funny how people can’t play defense when there’s pro-style quarterbacks over there.”

Stoops tried to be coy by saying “some other people” instead of specifically naming the SEC, but when a reporter mentioned the SEC had two quarterbacks ranked in the top 10 in passing efficiency, Stoops couldn’t help himself.

“How’s that happening playing all those SEC defenses?” Stoops asked. “I still don’t know how A&M was third in the country in total offense and scoring offense playing all those SEC defenses. I have no idea how that happened.

“Oh, they’ve got a quarterback, that’s right.”

Anyone else find it funny that Stoops is basically using Johnny Manziel to rip SEC defenses? I mean, this is the same kid that embarrassed the Sooners defense in the Cotton Bowl a year ago.

Regardless, this all goes back to Stoops being miffed about the so-called media-driven perception that the SEC is the best conference in the country.

He’s right. It’s absolutely absurd for anyone to think the conference that boasts the last SEVEN national champions is the best conference in the country. Total propaganda.

But Stoops should take heart. People are starting to change their ideas about the SEC being the best conference this year. Now, Stoops can turn his ire to the Pac-12.

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