Bob Stoops’ Oklahoma squad has opened the 2013 season at 4-0. The Sooners have moved up to the No. 10 spot in the nation on the strength of a good defense and the abilities of quarterback Blake Bell.
Of course, OU is not the only place in the world with a great quarterback. Stoops understands that defenses are struggling against superstar quarterback play nationwide.
“A few years ago we [the Big 12] had all the quarterbacks and now all of a sudden we can play a little better defense and some other people can’t play defense,” said Stoops. “Funny how people can’t play defense when there’s pro-style quarterbacks over there.”
After Georgia and LSU piled up the points in a 44-41 shootout, the nation learned that the SEC boasts at least two elite signal-callers in Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger – not to mention Alabama’s A.J. McCarron and reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
At first, it doesn’t look like Stoops was talking about the SEC, per se. However, the man has been paying attention to the conference that has dominated his own for the last decade.
“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.”
Hammer dropped, folks!
We thought Stoops might have focused in on his own team’s issues as the season kicked off, but it wasn’t meant to be. The man just sounds like he’s got himself a bad case of SEC envy. Remember, this is the same guy that called the publicization of the SEC “propaganda” over the offseason and the the Big 12 was even a better league, top to bottom, then their rival conference.
A few more wins, however, and perhaps he can finally let it go.