SEC's gap with the rest of college football keeps growing. Can anyone stop it?

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I know simple logic is hard to keep up with. You said it must not equate to wins and to see conference bowl records. Bowl games other than the playoff are of lesser importance to teams, especially players with NFL aspirations. You think the conference gives a rats ass who won the Duke’s mayonnaise bowl? You think a kid that has a chance to make life changing money cares to play in a game like that? Players do care about winning a national title but that’s about all most of the time.
You’re making my point for me dude, if the sec schools didn’t care nor did the schools that beat them!!! Even playing field and most sec schools lost their bowl games, I know this is difficult for you.
 
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One of the reasons I am growing to like NCAA basketball more and more. There is definitely more parity in basketball than football. Just look at some of the smaller school’s who are competitive. This would never happen in football. Much less cost to support a basketball program than football.
 
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Must not equate to winning on the field, did you see the bowl wins and losses by conference?
Well, we know
1) one team got cheated
2) lost their QB early in game
3) one had 38 players
4) one had a coach more focused on a personal grudge
5) one had their best player sit out
6) one was Florida Gators.
 
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The gap is only going to get larger. Jimbo and Kirby can now sell recruits that they have beaten Nick Saban whenever he had the more talented team this year along with the Heisman trophy winner to boot. There is a chink in the armor and those two programs are going to take full advantage for the foreseeable future. And right on cue, we will have to play all of them in 2023 whenever Texas A&M joins the SEC Championship conversion.
 
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And it hits us worse than anyone. We're the only program in the country that plays both of these schools every yr. It kinda sucks
It only sucks because we have had issues with getting our house in order. It has been almost a quarter of a century since it was.

And if it is finally in order? Both of them are going to say it sucks they have to play Tennessee every year.
 
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You’re making my point for me dude, if the sec schools didn’t care nor did the schools that beat them!!! Even playing field and most sec schools lost their bowl games, I know this is difficult for you.
Again who played in the title game? Don’t worry I’m done arguing with you.
 
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Well, we know
1) one team got cheated
2) lost their QB early in game
3) one had 38 players
4) one had a coach more focused on a personal grudge
5) one had their best player sit out
6) one was Florida Gators.
Everyone can make excuses but the fact is the SEC laid an egg in their bowl games this year.
 
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It's not good for the sport to have so much concentration of talent in one regional conference. Probably doesn't matter anyway, because cfb will probably soon become a professional minor league with a draft, salary caps, etc. As currently structured, the whole thing is devolving into a corrupt casino with a progressively worse quality of play and officiating. I don't see how the university system can maintain the charade that this has anything to do with education.
Considering there were players who couldn't read after attending the University of Tennessee to play football I would argue it hasn't been about education in 60 years. College football has been a farming league for decades, and players have been getting paid (by even UT) for longer than you or I have been alive. What you think it's evolving into, it has been already... Again for decades.
 
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A 6-8 record is hardly cause for excitement especially when 3 of those 6 wins came from alabama and Georgia.
By design the SEC was at a disadvantage in matchups since they had 2 teams in the playoff. That meant two fewer teams to slot in automatic bids, thus Ole Miss was slotted against the Big 12 Champion. This had a ripple effect on down the line in many other bowls such as Outback, Citrus etc
 
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A 6-8 record is hardly cause for excitement especially when 3 of those 6 wins came from alabama and Georgia.
What would be cause for excitement? Maybe the conference being in the title game year in and out for the last two decades? How many people have to tell you nicely that you’re wrong before you understand? Talent wins championships, talent equals wins in the win/loss column. No one really cares about anything else.
 

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