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Old 01-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

I think this is a pretty well written article, about why the SEC is so dominant... Didn't see it posted anywhere thought I'd pass it along...


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The letters began to float in the air at Sun Life Stadium with 31 seconds remaining in the first half of Monday's BCS title game. Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy had just spun away from two Notre Dame defenders to give the Crimson Tide a four-touchdown lead, and the extension of one of the most dominant streaks in American sports was a fait accompli.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Brutal assessment but makes sense
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

It's hard to argue with 7 titles in 7 years, but it should go without saying that by and large the system failed. ND shouldn't have been able to sniff the title game, but because they went undefeated with a crappy schedule they squeezed in. Oregon should have been in the game this year and Oklahoma State probably should have been last year.

That's why until we line up 8 teams and have an actual playoff we'll have no idea who best team actually is.

Having said that though, the article does paint a brutal truth.

The SEC just lines up and wins, so if you don't like the system, change it.
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Default Re: Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

Yeah, good article. It should also be noted that the SEC now has top to bottom, the best coaches in the country. My buddy who is a Univ of Michigan alum said, and this is before we were scheduled to play them, that SEC schools win because our football academic standards are lower than most other big conferences in the country. And sadly, there's some truth to that.
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Default Re: Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

Love it! Everyone should understand that the SEC is the toughest and best conference by far. Why the hell do some not understand why SEC teams shouldn't be proud of that?
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Default Re: Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

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Yeah, good article. It should also be noted that the SEC now has top to bottom, the best coaches in the country. My buddy who is a Univ of Michigan alum said, and this is before we were scheduled to play them, that SEC schools win because our football academic standards are lower than most other big conferences in the country. And sadly, there's some truth to that.
I don't buy that. #1 reason is nobody, and I mean nobody, takes college football more seriously and passionately than us in the South.
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I don't think it's necessarily SEC dominance as much as it's Alabama dominance.
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I don't think it's necessarily SEC dominance as much as it's Alabama dominance.
Totally disagree with you.
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Default Re: Alabama's rout of Notre Dame reinforces SEC dominance

Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
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I would say yes and no. The one thing I would point to is that it was almost UGA in the title game. 4 yards separated them from that game and it would have still been a blow-out if UGA went. The UGA-Bama game was far from a domination by Bama and Texas A&M also beat Bama earlier in the year. I would say with 100% confidence that Bama is the best team in the league right now, but the line that separates them and 4-5 other teams is razor thin. The line that separates those teams and the rest of the country is mammoth.
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Jeez the state of Alabama has won 4 straight titles.
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Because that one team barely makes it out of the conference and still dominates the championship game.

Place Bama in another conference and they would blow the doors off everyone all year and still win the championship, but in the SEC every week (mostly) there is a chance for an upset.
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Alabama represented our conference and dominated the then #1 team in the country after all. Alabama's win demonstrates (again) how good SEC is.

Oh, by the way, you need to take a close look at the final polls and count how many SEC schools are there.
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The top 6 SEC teams losses were only to one another during the regular season. The top of the conference was very balanced, Bama just ended up as the conference champions. A few different bounces of the ball and Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M and LSU all could have found themselves in that game last night. Bama isn't like Boise years back when it was Boise at 12-0 and the rest of the conference finishes at 6-6 or worse.
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Then please stop coat-tailing on FSU and Miami's titles when you try and defend the ACC.
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Yep and pollack said that whats good about the "SEC" They will line up and go 12 rounds with you at midfield to see who the best is. GTFO Skeeter!!!
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Because we are and have proven so? Have we not wiped the field with ya'll 4 years in a row, us a poor middling SEC team? Bama gets the toughness by playing in the SEC, against teams much more talented and physical than ND. Going through the gauntlet is what prepares them for postseason. Bama losing to TAMU was the best thing for Bama as well.
Also, UGA almost beat Bama, Bama destroyed ND- therefore UGA would beat ND.. Actually there are 5+ SEC teams that would beat ND.

LSU and Fla were lackadasical and did not want to be at their bowl games, LSU is used to the BCS and Fla wanted the Nat'l title game.. their players had lost before they even took the field.

Inspired SEC teams beat their power conference opponents.. Vandy beat NC state, we beat Michigan, TAMU destroyed Okla, UGA beat Neb, Bama demolished ND, etc.

To say that top to bottom the SEC is not the best is insane. The ACC sucks, ya'll can only beat an SEC team if their heart isn't in it, congrats! Put ya'll in Death Valley instead of us and ya'll get blanked.
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plus Kirk will be butthurt if Ohio state can get there next year and a SEC team blows them out. Kirk was butthurt that NIU made it to a BCS game. I mean seriously who does he want to be in the BCS game. This is a win for the SEC .
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