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Bob Stoops is Blasting the SEC Again, this Time About the Defenses

Image (1) bobstoopschs.jpg for post 27344Bob Stoops is back at blasting the SEC again. This time Stoops left out the bottom half of the league and focused his efforts on the the recent lack of defense among the conference’s best teams.

“Just a few years ago, we had all the quarterbacks,” Stoops said. “And now, all of a sudden, we can play a little better defense and some other people can’t play defense.

“Funny how people can’t play defense when they have pro-style quarterbacks over there, which we’ve had. They’re all playing in the NFL right now.”

After being told that the SEC currently has 3 quarterbacks (4 Murray, 5 Manziel, 6 Mettenberger) in the top 10 in the country in passing efficiency, Stoops replied with:

“How’s that happening playing all those SEC defenses?” Stoops asked the reporters. “I still don’t know how A&M was third in the country in total offense and scoring offense playing all those SEC defenses. I have no idea how that happened.

“Oh, they’ve got a quarterback, that’s right.”

While Stoops has a point, he is also missing the point. The SEC was eviscerated by the NFL draft – the SEC had 63 players drafted, the Big 12 just 22 – with a record number of defensive players being drafted. This year, there was bound to be a slight drop in defensive standards in the SEC, but with 4 quarterbacks having Heisman-like seasons things appear worse than they actually are.

Also, Bob seems to be forgetting that Ole Miss, just shut out by Alabama, put up 44 points on a Big 12 defense.

[Quotes via ESPN]

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