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THE SEC IS THE BEST…NO IF’S AND’S OR BUT’S

January 8, 2013
By Troy Derengowski of Richmond High School



THE SEC IS THE BEST…NO IF’S AND’S OR BUT’S

Troy Derengowski

Monday night’s butt kicking of Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship should convince everyone that the SEC is the most dominating conference in college football today.  And guess what?  There doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.

It has gotten to the point that we should just have two SEC teams play for the championship every year and let everyone else play for third place.  As one sportswriter put it, “this isn’t some sort of conspiracy, it’s the dominance of the SEC”.

The SEC isn’t doing it with smoke and mirrors.  It isn’t some sort of illusion.  It is a fact, plain and simple! They are the best!!!

You can see a huge gap between the SEC and the rest of college football.   When we see a college football playoff in place in 2014, you will probably see three of the four teams from the SEC in the semi-finals.   How long can the championship streak go?   It is at seven now. 

Notre Dame was outgunned from the very beginning.  I predicted Alabama would win this game but I didn’t think they would dominate the Irish.  I thought the Notre Dame defense would keep them relatively close until the fourth quarter and then Alabama would win 24-17.  I really believed this would be a good National Championship game.  I was wrong and so were many other football experts.

When the score was 35-0, I was beginning to wonder how bad it was going to get.  Would the Tide beat Notre Dame 48-0?  Would the final score be 55-0?  It could have been worse than the 42-14 final score.

The average score of the National Championship game, excluding the game last year that featured two SEC teams, the score is 34-17. 

Many felt Notre Dame had a better defense than Alabama.  The Irish had the best front seven which included LB Manti Te’o.   Te’o was never a factor and the Notre Dame defense got manhandled.  One Alabama running back (Eddie Lacy) had 140 yards rushing and would have had more if he didn’t share the load with teammate T.J.Yeldon (108).  Alabama’s offensive line opened big enough holes for me to run through.

So now what?  What can the Big Ten do?  What can the PAC-12 do?  How about the ACC?  My advice is to get into SEC country and try to steal away several of their top players.  Not just a few, a lot of their players!   The other conferences will need big, quick and strong linemen, big and fast running backs, big receivers.  Great athletes on defense with the speed and quickness Alabama showed on Monday night.  Otherwise, the SEC will be playing for and winning another championship next season.  Count on it!


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