Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread
Football in the South is a different beast. It's part of the fabric of Southern pride and tradition. It means more to Southern fans than football means to big ten fans....in many cases it's even inextricably conflated with family tradition. Take Bama football as an example. For a significant part of Bear's tenure, Bama football was one of the few bright spots and sources of pride in the difficult lives of struggling sand mountaineers.
An irony is that for all of the buckeye hatred spewed about the SEC, buckeye nation doesn't seem to mind that their coach will always be thought of as an SEC coach and he is trying his best to recruit SEC players. Heck, they can't even claim the moral ground regarding NCAA compliance.
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