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Saban questions whether Buckeyes are SEC material

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07:23 AM ET 05.29 | Welcome back to the spotlight, Nick Saban. [Saban] has Big Ten country talking Tuesday after the first day of the SEC spring meetings in Destin when he questioned Ohio State's ability to get through an SEC schedule. Saban was giving his thoughts on a nine-game SEC schedule when it was mentioned to him that Alabama likely would not have made the BCS Championship last season if undefeated Ohio State weren't on probation. "How well would they have done if they had played the six teams that were ranked in the top 10? Would they have beat them all? Would they beat three of them?" Saban asked. "And I think they have a really good team and I think Urban (Meyer) is a great coach. I'm not questioning any of that."

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May 29, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Even this deluded Buckeye fan would concede Coach Saban's point. TOSU had an unusual and magical season in '12. The Urbanator literally made silk purses out of sows' ears.

EGG got it all wrong; the SEC has the true Murderers' Row.

May 29, 2013  08:01 AM ET

"And I think they have a really good team and I think Urban (Meyer) is a great coach. I'm not questioning any of that."

He says as he questions that.

May 29, 2013  08:04 AM ET

I read the article and I agree with Saban that it would be better for CFB fans. (JK may have the big one after that sentence.) tOSU was only used because they had the undefeated record last year. If they all played the type schedule he's talking about, it is highly unlikely any of them would get through the season without a loss...including his Tide. If I'm not mistaken, they lost one last year and didn't really play that many highly ranked teams either. Hope the new selection process rewards a good schedule...both in and out of conference.

May 29, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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EGG got it all wrong; the SEC has the true Murderers' Row.

More of a murderer's row Harley, not a complete murderer's row. They still have some cannon fodder too...just not as many.

May 29, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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More of a murderer's row Harley, not a complete murderer's row. They still have some cannon fodder too...just not as many.

Or, as Judge Smells so eloquently put it;

"The world needs ditch diggers too."

May 29, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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I read the article and I agree with Saban that it would be better for CFB fans. (JK may have the big one after that sentence.) tOSU was only used because they had the undefeated record last year. If they all played the type schedule he's talking about, it is highly unlikely any of them would get through the season without a loss...including his Tide. If I'm not mistaken, they lost one last year and didn't really play that many highly ranked teams either. Hope the new selection process rewards a good schedule...both in and out of conference.

What he (Lucifer's Vessel) fails to mention is he and his didn't (and doesn't) have to play all 6 of those teams. He went 2-1 against the three he did play. Could the Buckeyes go 2-1? I think so. Would the Buckeyes go 6-0? probably not.....but it is a known fact Bama couldn't go 3-0, let alone 6-0.

Again, come play a bowl game up here.

May 29, 2013  08:32 AM ET

The question should be "is the SEC going to provide its players with a quality education."

May 29, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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The question should be "is the SEC going to provide its players with a quality education."

Right on cue.

May 29, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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The question should be "is the SEC going to provide its players with a quality education."

Ask the players ..... As long as they don't have to answer in written form... :-)

May 29, 2013  08:47 AM ET

what a whiner..........

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May 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Ask the players ..... As long as they don't have to answer in written form... :-)

No, that is the former ND QB.

May 29, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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The question should be "is the SEC going to provide its players with a quality education."

Asked and answered many times. (No, of course!)

May 29, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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No, that is the former ND QB.

He'd have someone else answer for him.

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May 29, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Well said, Coach Saint Saban. You nailed it.People should be questioning Urban Cryer's statements, not yours.

May 29, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Again, come play a bowl game up here.

Wahh. People don't like to play bowl games in cold weather. That's just a fact.

May 29, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Saban did make Urbie quit at UF.... sent him to the hospital

Heartburn is no joke

 
May 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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The question should be "is the SEC going to provide its players with a quality education."

And here I am wondering the same thing about these northern "higher standards" school, like Notre Dame. Got a guy like Golson flunking out and he was majoring to teach gym class LOL

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