NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops made waves in May when he questioned the Southeastern Conference’s overall strength, saying much of the league’s mystique stems from “propaganda.”
During a small session with beat reporters Wednesday afternoon, Stoops smiled while sarcastically discussing performances by SEC defenses so far this season.
“Just a few years ago, we had all the quarterbacks,” Stoops said. “And now, all of a sudden, we can play a little better defense and some other people can’t play defense.
“Funny how people can’t play defense when they have pro-style quarterbacks over there, which we’ve had. They’re all playing in the NFL right now.”
When it was pointed out that Georgia’s Aaron Murray has a high pass efficiency rating, Stoops said, “How’s that happening? They’re playing all those SEC defenses.
“I still don’t know how (Texas) A&M was third in the country in total offense and scoring offense playing all those SEC defenses. I have no idea how that happened.
“Oh, they got a quarterback. That’s right.”