Kudos to Matt Hayes of The Sporting News for grabbing quotes from a pair of SEC coaches and getting up on Twitter before anyone else. Here’s betting the quotes from Nick Saban and Bret Bielema won’t thrill readers in the Big Ten region, especially those in Columbus, Ohio.
We’ll start with the quote from Alabama’s coach. While discussing the strength of the SEC’s top six teams last year, Saban wondered just how many of those teams unbeaten Ohio State might have been able to knock off:
Hayes also caught up with Arkansas’ head coach to ask him about his year-old comment that folks in the Big Ten didn’t want to be like the SEC in any way, shape or form. Bielema — the ex-Wisconsin coach — responded as follows:
Those are hardly fightin’ words, but in this age of instant reaction you can be sure they’ll draw some sort of response by fans from the Midwest. And how long before someone asks Urban Meyer for his take on Saban’s Ohio State aside?