David Hookstead | Reporter
Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham apparently forgot that big boys play football in the Big Ten.
The former Baylor quarterback was talking with AL.com about the Manning Passing Academy when he discussed what advice he gave to former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow, who has transferred to LSU.
Stidham told him the following, according to AL.com:
I don’t how it was up north, but people down south love their football. That’s No. 1. No. 2, the SEC — it’s a lot of fun. It’s a grind. Every single week, you’ve got to be on your game. There’s no cupcake teams in our league. You’re going to get somebody’s best every single week, so you’ve got to be physically and mentally prepared for those types of games and situations.
It sure is cute that Stidham thinks he’s qualified to talk to guys coming down from the Big Ten to the SEC. Let’s not forget the fact Purdue backup Danny Etling left the Big Ten to become a starter at LSU. That’s right. A kid who couldn’t dominate at Purdue went on to be a starter at one of the most historic programs in the SEC. Sounds about right. (SLIDESHOW: These Sexy Women Love Football)
You also just have to love Stidham’s logic. No cupcake teams in the SEC? Did Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas all leave the conference? I’m not saying those teams are cupcakes every single year, but what fantasy land are you living in right now if you think any of those teams are solid?
Let’s also not pretend these SEC teams aren’t playing cupcake non-conference schedules. Auburn is playing Liberty, Southern Miss and Alabama State this season. There’s no excuse not to win all three of those games by at least six touchdowns. The delusion in the SEC is laughable and real.
Burrow is coming from Ohio State, which if history tells us anything means he’ll probably be the best SEC quarterback since Johnny Manziel.
Let the men in the North worry about their own football, and the kids in the SEC can stick to watching Alabama run the league for the foreseeable future.
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