Bob Stoops: SEC Doesn't Dominate Us

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 12:43 PM
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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had another point to make regarding the SEC's presumed dominance. But he toned it down. At least for a day.

Oklahoma's coach knew questions about his vocal disdain for the Southeastern Conference's perceived superiority were coming Monday as his fourth-ranked Sooners prepared for SEC member Tennessee.

He shook most of them off, but when asked about the SEC's supposed belief that its athletes are a cut above, Stoops delivered the closest thing to a quip he would offer.

"I don't know," he said. "That hasn't been the case in our experience. Whoever we've played, that hasn't been much of a difference."

While Stoops isn't necessarily a fan of the SEC's hype, he's fine with Tennessee and coach Butch Jones.

"We've got respect for the program," Stoops said. "The coach is getting in their second season now. They're a better football team than they were a year ago. They've recruited really well in the last couple of years. They're 2-0, and they've looked really good to this point." (ESPN)