I grew up in Knoxville listening to my annoying loud mouth friends (obviously I am talking about SEC fans) but rooting for OSU as a kid (born in Ohio but moved to Tennessee very young). I used to sell programs at UT games... wearing my OSU garb.
Let me tell you what I would like to see, some of your SEC teams go up North and play in the frigid conditions that exist in the Northeast, Midwest, Plains, Northwest etc.
All Southern teams have an advantage come Bowl time because the Northern players have acclimated to the cold weather, seriously. Do you realize after you get used to living and playing in cold temperatures that even 55 degrees seems balmy?
I've watched people in the dead of winter, when the temperature hits 45 and the sun is out, driving around with their windows down! I am not blaming the failures of the Big Ten squarely on local, but would love to see a BCS game played in an outdoor stadium, up North! How about Minneapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo?
As for that whiner Les Miles, what a baby! As much as I hate Michigan, even I am glad to see they will not get stuck with him! I have a lot of respect for Michigan and their program and none for him.
I hope wherever LSU ends up, they get beat. The SEC is a great football conference, no doubt, but I get even more enjoyment out of watching them lose out of conference games than OSU beating Michigan!