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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: May 23, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:16 pm

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

It has been one hellva run with no end in sight. Both BAMA & LSU have the talent to win again it all next year. 

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:09 pm

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

So in other words, Delany is just fine with the SEC remaining dominant for years to come? Apparently he is not too concerned about returning his conference, the Big Ten, to this level or anyone else as long as they just keep making money. No doubt he is reaping big money from the current system and does not want it to change, and that's just fine with him.

What a tool this guy is, he has no clue what the fans really want, or if he does, he doesn't care. Sounds like he would do well as a politician in Washington too.

Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:45 pm

Delany on SEC: 'They've dominated'

point well made, now look at this year. LSU beats Bama at home, wins conf title and if they lose to bama in NC game by one point
will be deemed #2 to a team who sat out SEC title game,lost to the #2 team at home,
and played a vastly inferior schedule to the # 2 team.  what a great system we have. Even more sad is the nitwits who will vote bama #1 if this happens.

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