Urban Meyer doesn’t consider the SEC better than the Big Ten.
Speaking at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Monday, the Ohio State coach was asked about a possible gap between the two conferences and if the Big Ten has caught up in recent years. As you might expect, the former Florida coach said he doesn’t think the SEC towers above all.
Check out what he had to say on the subject below, courtesy of Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman:
#OhioState HC Urban Meyer: on if B1G has closed the gap w SEC now: "I don't think there's a gap at all."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 24, 2017
Meyer didn’t stop there. He added that the Big Ten East is every bit as strong as the SEC East he experienced when he led the Gators from 2005-10.
Urban says the Big Ten East is every bit as strong as he remembers the SEC East when he coached at Florida.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 24, 2017
No matter what you think of Meyer and Ohio State, the coach has a point. The Big Ten was strong last year. And programs such as Ohio State and Michigan won’t go anywhere soon.
The SEC, meanwhile, has room to improve after much of the conference behind Alabama was mediocre last season. It will be fascinating to see if the SEC East can pick up its play, but more national contenders throughout the conference are needed in a hurry.
RELATED: Watch the video of Meyer’s comments.