Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been known to take some shots at the SEC. Apparently it’s rubbing off on his players as well.
Senior linebacker Eric Striker was asked on Tuesday if he gets amped up when his team plays the SEC.
“Why is everyone blowing gas up their ass,” he said, according to NewsOK.com’s Jason Kersey.
Well, it could be the fact that the SEC posted the best record (12-1) in the first weekend among all Power 5 conferences. Or it could also be the fact that the conference had a record 10 schools selected in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.
But maybe Striker does have a point. Oklahoma has beaten the last two SEC teams it has faced with a 34-10 win over Tennessee last season, and a victory over Alabama in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Either way, comments like Striker’s won’t make it any easier for the Sooners when they matchup with Tennessee again on Saturday in Neyland Stadium.
And now he has the entire SEC gunning for him.