Weis Defends Stoops’ Criticism of SEC
May 13th, 2013| by Lost Lettermen
At least one other head coach agrees with Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops’ opinion that the SEC’s dominance of college football is overblown: Kansas’ Charlie Weis.
In his argument, Stoops stated that the bottom teams of the Big 12 were better and more competitive than their counterparts in the SEC. As it so happens, Weis is the coach of one of those bottom Big 12 teams.
“I’m just sayin’, you look at the bottom of our league and the bottom of their league, just going based off the numbers, there’s validity in what he said,” Weis told ESPN.com. “I’m just going based off the numbers, I mean, I’m a numbers guy. Just based off the numbers, you’d have to say he’s got a point.”
The numbers Weis is referring to is the 0–30 record the SEC’s bottom eight teams had against the top six teams in 2012 as well as the bowl bids earned by nine of the Big 12’s ten teams. To his credit, Weis was quick to point out it was his Jayhawks team that didn’t earn a bowl bid last year.
“We were the only team in the whole league that didn’t play in a bowl game,” he said. “It was us. We were the sole member. You talk about bottom-feeders, you think Iowa State was a bottom-feeder?”
For the first time in a long time, Weis might have a legitimate point – although he might want to win more than one football game in a season before he talks.