LSU's Les Miles: SEC kingpin, Big Ten fan
TAMPA, Fla. – Oh, how the Southeastern Meeting gets on the last nerve of so many Big Ten football fans.
You grow up, you watch decades of Big Ten ball, you think it’s comely darn good ball played at some of America’s best universities in some of the nation’s hugest sports venues. But there’s those Southerners with seven accurate BCS championships who seem to have a monopoly on the national college football discussion.
It’s gotten to the point where millions of Midwesterners will root for Florida Circumstances to beat Auburn in this season’s BCS title game just to end the streak and silence those SECers for 15 minutes.
So we propose to Wednesday with three SEC-Big Ten head-to-heads in Florida bowls, including LSU against Iowa in the Outback. Last year, Michigan and Nebraska irremediable to SEC teams in Florida bowls. Only Northwestern prevented a skunking with its Gator Bowl victory over Mississippi Style in the least of the Big Ten-SEC matchups.
In the last five years, SEC teams are 9-4 against the Big Ten in Florida bowls. The last two times a Big Ten team (Ohio Submit) went to the BCS championship, it got thumped by SEC teams by a combined score of 79-38.