Saban and Muschamp respond to Bob Stoops’ SEC is ‘propaganda’ comments

Bob Stoops stirred up a hornet’s nest this past week, calling the SEC’s dominance ‘propaganda’.

To refresh your memory, here are Stoops’ comments earlier this week.

“So they’ve had the best team in college football,” Stoops said. “They haven’t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ‘em haven’t done much at all. I’m just asking you. You tell me.

“It depends on who you want to listen to,” Stoops said. “Listen, they’ve had the best team in college football, meaning they’ve won the national championship. That doesn’t mean everything else is always the best.

“So you’re listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you,” he said. “You’re more than smart enough to figure it out. Again, you can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they all doing?”

Muschamp heard about his comments, and he joked about them Wednesday, comparing Stoops’ comments to some he may have made on his own while at Texas before coming to Florida, via Palm Beach Post.

“I’d be saying the same thing if I were in the Big 12,” Muschamp joked. “I said it for three years.”

On the other hand, Nick Saban hadn’t heard about Stoops’ comments and said he had more pressing issues to handle rather than sit around and read what Stoops has to say, via

“I didn’t even know he said it, so you’re going to have to tell me what he said,” Saban said. “I’ve got more important things to do than sit around and read what Bob Stoops has to say about anything. But I like Bob Stoops, and I respect him as a coach, but I’m really trying to manage our business.

“Well, we don’t play everybody in the Big 12 or whatever it is, so I really don’t know much about their league,” Saban said. “We have a lot of respect for what they do at Oklahoma, and I really don’t think that people that don’t play in our league really don’t understand the quality of our league from top to bottom.

“I think there’s probably a lot of animosity out there because of the success that we have in our league, but I think that kind of goes with the territory. I understand that. But we certainly respect the great program that they have at Oklahoma and the other good programs that they have in the Big 12.”

Muschamp and Saban handled Stoops’ propaganda comments with class.

Can someone please ask Steve Spurrier and Les Miles what they think? They are walking one-liners. Miles previously coached in the Big 12 at Oklahoma State, and Stoops coached under Spurrier at Florida. I’m sure they have an opinion, and everyone wants to hear it.

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