Imagine a scenario in which Bob Stoops is asked the following question: “What can the Big 12 do to overcome the gap with the SEC?”
Here’s how he responds, verbatim:
"Well, it depends on what gap you're talking about. What are the bottom six doing?
It depends on who you want to listen to. Listen, they've had the best team in college football, meaning they've won the national championship. That doesn't mean everything else is always the best.
So you're listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you. 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?
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. I'm just asking you. You tell me.
What'd the Big 12 have, eight of 10 teams in bowl games this year? Again, you figure it all out.”
(Actually, it was nine out of 10.)
Now, hold on there, PAWWL. Read that again. You too, 'Bama Bangs.
Those are all of the direct quotes from Stoops in an article from Tulsa World columnist John E. Hoover that has set tongues wagging in college football circles this week. The rest of the piece belongs to Hoover.
Was Stoops being defensive? Probably. Was he taking “shot” at the SEC? I guess, if that's what you call pointing out that about half the teams in the SEC last year weren't good.
Someone explain to me what the big deal is. That’s what the comments are for.