College football will soon be in the air. The Buckeyes open the season Aug. 30 on the road against Navy. Ohio State ranks sixth by the coaches.
But there's one coach who doesn't think the Big 10 top to bottom is as competitive. Yes, he took a shot at the Big 10.
The SEC has a new rule starting next year that teams have to schedule a non-conference game against a power 5 conference: That's the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and ACC. It's intended to get creampuffs off the schedule.
Alabama's Nick Saban wants all non-conference games against the big conferences. But South Carolina's Steve Spurrier balked at that idea. He says, "Playing East Carolina is a lot tougher game than maybe picking up one of those bottom Big 10 teams."
But coach Spurrier, before you throw out East Carolina, yes they were 10-3 last year but they lost 13 starters. Also, their record against the bottom Big 10 teams is 0-5.
I'm sure Ohio State and Michigan State would be licking their chops if they had Kentucky or Arkansas on their schedule. This is just another slam against the Big 10. Is the SEC better than the Big 10? Sure, but could we just schedule some games against each other and decide it on the field?
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