SEC is not all that
SEC football teams are just track teams, they don't have to play in the elements so they have to rely on speed.
SEC offenses have the most ridiculous offensive formations known to modern day football. to make up for the lack of skill many of their players possess, they must be successful with gadget plays and all kinds of other formations that most offensive coordinators would be ashamed to call their creation.
the SEC defenses are atrocious. no one can defend the pass. very few can defend the run. but they are all fast
my personal opinion is that a vast majority of the players on the SEC teams have come from midwestern families that relocated to the southern states when the steel and manufacturing industries took a nose dive in the 70's and 80's.
i lived throughout the south and west. every team i played for i had forgotten more about football than any of the other kids i played with ever learned. everything was basic power I and veer, all defenses were 6 on the line 2 linebackers two defensive half backs and a safety, nothing but 8 in the box.
when i played high school football in the midwest we ran 3-4, 4-3, 5-2-4, 4-4, nickel packages, dime packages, 5-2-3 with a rover.
on offense we ran I, power I, split back, single back, slot formation, pro, wing, run and shoot, just to mention a few formations.
i think the big 10 players are football savy that can adapt to any situation before they get into college, where the SEC are great athletes that have to learn a system and don't have a lot of fundamentals down.
the big 10 is a far more balanced brand of football, the SEC seems one dimensional. they do one thing good and thats all they do