Originally Posted by JDIII2007
Funny, it doesn't read like an apology.
The last 6 years have been enjoyable in Atlanta... especially in the last week. Mostly because SEC fans are so delusional and will hear only what they want to hear. A National Pundit/ESPN Anchor says, "The SEC is the best College Football Conference in the Country," and SEC fan of TEAM X hears, "TEAM X in the SEC is the BEST TEAM IN THE COUNTRY!" Even when said fan is a Kentucky alum or Tennessee fan.
The sort of cognitive dissonance it takes to recover from a loss like, A&M over Bama, is staggering. AND it's very clearly on display here. BamaChamps just CAN'T process the loss! It's not his fault, he's spent the last 5+ seasons living on a diet of lies, exaggerations, and misinformed opinions.
Much like the GOPs desperate attempts/bat **** crazy theories to explain away the election results last week... THIS is the math that SEC homers have to do to explain away a loss...
and league member's struggles against teams like UL-Lafayette and UL-Monroe.
I don't think anybody disagrees with the fact that the SEC has been THE dominant conference over the last several seasons, but that dominance is NOT a result of anything special that the region does or has, (outside of all consuming blinding passion to WIN, (that's NOT a compliment)).
It's NOT a coincidence that the streak of SEC dominance started with the arrival of QUALITY COACHING from OUTSIDE THE SEC's formerly incestuous/good ole boy coaching network.
Remember Mike Dubose Bama fans?
Remember when Mark Richt was the "Best Coach in the SEC"?
Remember when Steve Spurrier brought in a modern offensive scheme... a scheme that was almost universally mocked/ridiculed by all the yokel SEC pundits? Remember when, "you can't play that basketball on grass offense in the SEC, you'll get killed!" Remember when Spurriers' offensive scheme completely dominated the league for roughly 10 seasons? Remember when that offense was more than enough for the Ole Ball Coach to run circles around the poorly coached SEC, but it took a former B10/Big8 defensive mind for them to actually win a National Title?
Remember when a former Michigan State coach won a National Title or 2 at LSU and Bama? Remember when a former ND assistant/Utah Coach was brought in at Florida and HIS "basketball on grass" offense was gonna get run out of the league? Remember when a Michigan guy took that Michigan State guys roster at LSU, and with a former Ohio State/Iowa guy as defensive coordinator HE EVEN WON a National Title?
Remember two seasons ago when the "BIGGEST WIN" in years for the Aggies was against a mediocre Nebraska program with an injured frosh QB?
Why has the rest of the country fallen behind the SEC? It's mostly because the SEC is willing to pay Coaches... specifically assistant coaches... and pay them at a rate that is far and above the competition. It's really that simple.
How/When will the rest of the country "catch up" to the SEC? When programs outside the SEC are willing to pay for the best and brightest young minds in coaching.