SEC Haters: “So basically Northern Illinois is the best team in the SEC”
It was an exciting week across the SEC, but there were a couple of trolls out and about on social media. Here is the Week 10 version of SEC Haters:
ESPN analyst Robert Smith took a bizarre jab at the SEC after Ole Miss was defeated by Arkansas. Smith said a team from the MAC was the best team in the SEC.
Down goes Ole Miss! So basically Northern Illinois is the best team in the SEC
— robert smith (@ESPNRobertSmith) November 8, 2015
This was one of the more unorthodox jabs taken at the SEC. The reason for Smith’s suspect logic is Northern Illinois just beat Toledo, which beat Arkansas earlier in the season. Northern Illinois might be one of the best teams in the MAC this season and did hang with Ohio State, but this is one of the worst cases of someone using the transitive property in college football.
Danny Kanell double take
ESPN analyst Danny Kanell was a former quarterback at Florida State and is not quite an SEC advocate. Kanell took a couple of shots at SEC leaders Florida and LSU on Saturday.
Kanell’s first jab was thrown at Florida, who squeaked out a 9-7 win over the SEC’s worst team, Vanderbilt. Kanell was not particularly impressed by the win even though the Gators clinched the SEC East with the victory.
So what do we think?? Move the Gators into the top 4? Huge conference win in that SEC gauntlet. #eyetest
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 7, 2015
Kanell’s second shot was directed toward LSU. The Tigers lost 30-16 to Alabama and didn’t really compete with the Crimson Tide. Kanell used an interesting expression to describe the game.
This was an absolute curb stomping tonight in Tuscaloosa. Surprised Fournette didn't muster ONE good run. Outstanding D by Bama.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 8, 2015
Kanell was right about one thing. Leonard Fournette could not get anything going and that wasn’t completely his fault. LSU’s offensive line was dominated all night long.