Most SEC teams did their damage against each other in Week 5, but there was still plenty of hatred around the nation for the conference. Here are some of the biggest SEC haters from this weekend.
Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt had some harsh remarks about the SEC’s crop of quarterbacks. Klatt responded to a tweet suggesting the SEC’s group of gunslingers was worse than the Big Ten’s quarterbacks.
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) October 3, 2015
Two telling statistics don’t jive with Klatt’s statement. The SEC has six quarterbacks ranked inside the FBS top 40 for passing yards, while the Big Ten has three. The SEC also has five quarterbacks ranked inside the top 40 in passing touchdowns, compared to just three passers from the Big Ten.
The Big Ten’s quarterbacks also had a terrible day Saturday. Only three of the 13 that started threw for more than 200 yards, and one of them (Wisconsin’s Joel Stave) had four turnovers. None of them threw for more than 251 yards. Three Big Ten teams had less than 100 passing yards.
ESPN analyst and former Florida State quarterback Danny Kannell did some ACC cheerleading at the expense of the SEC. Kannell referenced a statistic from the ACC’s Assistant Director of Communications, George Lane, and sarcastically asked for an SEC fan to fact check the stat.
Can i get a fact check??? Some of my SEC followers can you help me with this? https://t.co/Q8GBD2mHed
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 4, 2015
Finally, this week’s SEC hatred is targeted directly at Ole Miss. The Rebels fell from third to 14th in the latest Associated Press poll after losing 38-10 at Florida on Saturday. Fox Sports writer Stewart Mandel may think the Rebels are a bit overrated. He brought up an interesting note about Ole Miss’ recent losses and even took a jab at Alabama.
Ole MIss' last three losses were 30-0 (Arkansas), 42-3 (TCU) and currently 38-3 (Florida). But they've beaten 'Bama twice in a row.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 4, 2015
The Rebels didn’t do much to refute Mandel’s claim on Saturday.