Are these vaunted SEC defenses going away? Spurrier answers...
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Thursday October 03, 2013
In light of Bob Stoops’ sarcastic comments to The Oklahoman about SEC defenses, Steve Spurrier was asked today on LIVE SportsCenter if he thinks these vaunted SEC defense are indeed down this season.
Stoops told The Oklahoman on Tuesday, “Just a few years ago, we had all the quarterbacks. And now, all of a sudden, we can play a little better defense and some other people can’t play defense.
“Funny how people can’t play defense when they have pro-style quarterbacks over there, which we’ve had. They’re all playing in the NFL right now.”
Read the rest of Stoops’ comments, here.
Are the SEC defenses struggling this year?
Spurrier told ESPN’s Chris McKendry, “Well, statistically it looks like it is a little bit. Alabama did shutout Ole Miss the other night, so I guess they are sort of back on track after giving up what, 600 yards to Texas A&M, something like that.
“Yeah, it seems like the offenses all over the country are moving around, spreading it out. People are throwing a lot more than they used to, so there is a lot more plays. I think I read the other day where one team ran 100 plays and the other team ran 90, something like that.
"That tends to have more points and more yards. But maybe our defense is not as great as it used to be, who knows until we play all the games and find out?”