Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Eric Striker tired of everyone fawning over the SEC.
The SEC is considered to be the premier college football conference in the country. In the most recent AP poll, the SEC had 10 different teams ranked in the Top 25, an unprecedented and historic achievement.
And some other big time programs are tired of everyone fawning over the conference.
“Yeah, man, I don’t know why people blow gas up their a** all the time. I don’t understand why, you know what I mean? It sucks. Who is it?” Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Eric Striker said, via the Tulsa World.
“Let’s prove the people that say this and that about ‘em, let’s prove them wrong. But it never works. Next year, it’s the same thing. I’ve been hearing it since I was in high school. SEC, SEC, you know what I mean? So it’s never gonna stop.”
You could say that Striker’s comments are reflective of head coach Bob Stoops attitude towards the SEC. While Big Game Bob might not be contending on the level as once before, he always relishes the opportunity to dispatch an SEC team and expose a chink in the armor of what is perceived to be a dominant football conference.
Stoops has said that the SEC doesn’t have better athletes, that the conference was top heavy, and mocked Texas A&M’s non-conference schedule. Stoops then told the SEC folks who were offended by his comments to “get over it.”
Surely Stoops comments and stance have inspired Strike’s, which likely is a small reflection of Stoops influence on the team as a whole. Oklahoma will get another opportunity to knock off an SEC team this weekend when they play the Tennessee Volunteers on the road.
The Sooners hosted the Volunteers last season and dismantled them en route to a win, though this Tennessee team looks considerably better.
H/T College Spun
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