You're Crazy = Big Ten and Ohio State Can Play With the SEC
by Green Mountain Buckeye
Ohio State was definitely in the game this year and belonged there every bit as much as any other team; we had more yards than LSU, so how did we not "..belong on the field?"
OSU is a young team that got too excited and made some big mistakes. It is true that OSU had an easy non-conference schedule this year but I'd bet that 75% of the SEC teams would have faired worse than Ohio State if they played the exact same schedule.
Last year, they just didn't show up to play; their heads weren't in the game and there was obviously some poor mental preparation. But, to judge a team (and a conference) on two games is ignorant.
The SEC is a great conference. There is no question that there is more parity in the SEC than any other conference. But, you cannot ignore the fact that the SEC #2 team (UT) only beat the Big Ten #4 team (UW) by 4 points.
And of course...UM (yes the team that lost to a 1-AA team) beat UF. Last year, the Big Ten beat the SEC in all but one bowl game.
For that matter, how about if we move the bowls out of your home stadiums, 600 miles north. Do you think you'd still be winning so many bowl games (regardless of who you're playing)?