Yes, A College Coach Really Just Compared The SEC To The South During The Civil War


SEC fans everywhere are going to be thrilled about this...

There have been calls for the NCAA FBS Power Conferences to break away from the rest of the Division 1 football schools in order to avoid changes mandated by the NCAA governing body, and those discussions heated up at recent SEC meetings.

University of Central Florida head coach George O'Leary was asked for his take on the matter, and his answer will be sure to ruffle some feathers:

“They sound like the South during the Civil War,” O’Leary told the Orlando Sentinel (subscription required). “If they don’t get their way, they’re going to secede and start their own country. … I think college football is in real trouble.”

"...they’re trying to go the other way and create an even wider gap between the haves and have-nots,” O’Leary said. “I think some of these schools have forgotten where they came from.”

There haven't been any responses to O'Leary from the SEC yet, but we're sure it won't take long. Stay tuned to our NCAA page as this ongoing story continues to develop.


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