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Big Ten's Delany on SEC: "They've dominated"

Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:13 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2011 5:54 pm
 
NEW YORK – The following is a public service announcement about the Southeastern Conference from – huh, what’s this? – Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany?

Delany was asked Thursday if the SEC wields too much power in college football today.

“Whatever credibility they have sort of developed, it’s on the field in our system,” Delany said. “And they’ve had great athletes and some great coaches and together, over a period of over half a decade, they’ve dominated at the elite level.”

The SEC has won five consecutive BCS national titles and has clinched a sixth with SEC rivals LSU and Alabama meeting for the BCS championship on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

“I think they’ve earned it and they’ve deserved it,” Delany said. “When there’s a benefit of the doubt, I think it’s very natural for them to get it. Until you beat them on the field, in the system, they deserve that benefit.

“Who deserves it more than the reigning champion? You have to beat the champion, whether that’s in heavyweight prize fighting or in the BCS. When all things are equal, I think you have to lean toward the entity that has produced the result over time.”




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Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:46 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

WHO CARES ABOUT THE AKRON'S OR KENT STATES.  PLAYING MINN., IND., PURDUE IS ABOUT THE SAME, IF BAMA OR LSU PLAYED THEM.
PLAYING ORE., USC, WIS., OK ST. TRUELY MEANS SOMETHING!

ALSO, DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT STATISTICS?  



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:33 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

TAKE AWAY THE LSU AND BAMA GAMES , THAT TEAMS PLAYED, AND THEY WOULD BE RANKED EVEN HIGHER, OREGON 1 LOSS, ARK. NO LOSSES AND SO ON, LIKE YOU SAID. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

Down with the BCS!



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:58 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

Alabama played a vastly inferior schedule compared to LSU? Seriously? We both played Arkansas at home. LSU played Auburn and Florida at home. Bama played Florida in Gainesville and Auburn in Auburn. We both played Ole Miss and Miss. State on the road. LSU played Tennessee in Knoxville and we got them at home. LSU played 5-7 Kentucky and Alabama played 6-6 Vanderbilt. That's the team's SEC schedule abd all wins were by the same marhin.

LSU played #23 West Virginia on the orad. Alabama played pre-scandal #22 ranked Penn State in Happy Valley. LSU played Western Kentucky. We played North Texas. LSU played 1-AA Northeastern State. Alabama played Georgia Southern - #2 in the FBS and Sagarin ranks them above the likes of Oregon State, UCF, Syracuse, and BC. Sagarin ratees them #80; Northeastern State is 176!

LSU played #5 Oregon and Alabama played Kent State - a favor to Saban's alma mater. Factor in Vandy is rated #39 versus Kentucky at #84, and Georgia Southern is #80 and Northeastern State is #176. Sagarin has LSU's strength of schecule at #20, Alabama's is #23. So, would you care to revise your uninformed comment or be stubborn and refuse?



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

Props for the Commish. As hard a fact to face for every other team or conference in college, he is right. If you want the dominance to end you have to schedule SEC teams for your non conference games. LSU proved that this year.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:14 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

awo, even though I don't care much for the SEC dominance, it is what it is for now. Your point is well taken though, especially the part about the guys who will VOTE Alabama #1 in that scenario. It is high time to take the voting completely out of the picture other than to set a field of 16 teams for a playoff, and actually produce a real national champion instead of the mythical one generated by all this nonsense called the BCS.

Time for the Bull Crap System to die, it produces nothing but controversy.



Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:27 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

It's a conspiracy!  The big money power brokers in the SEC and at CBS and ESPN have gotten to him!  He doesn't really mean what he said - he's under duress!  It's not FAIR!  BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! 



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:23 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

Well said awo.



Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:23 am
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

The man has finally come to grips with reality.  This is the same guy that wanted an automatic berth for the B1G to the college baseball post season because he felt the weather is unfair to B1G programs. I guess the flack he caught from that one knocked some sense into him and he decided to commish like a man and grow himself a pair.  This sudden epiphany of his will only serve to help the B1G in the long-run if the league is willing to quit playing the entitlement card and get serious about becoming very competitive again.  Oh, and for the Good Lord's sake when are B1G fans, especially those from Ohio, going to quit whining about everything being unfair. I guess no one ever told them life is not fair. You gotta be willing to kick butt and take names. 0-9 versus the SEC Buckeyes. You gotta love that! Read it again and keep on weaping. And according to Buckeye fans, they are the flagship program of the B1G!  May Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State beat your brains out for the next decade and beyond.



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Big Ten's Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

Thank you Delany for being HONEST!! Here is a man who doesn't whine and cry about the proof that's played on the field. It's a shame some of the Big 12  on this site can't have the same class!


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