Its not about 40 times. Its about game speed and defensive speed.
If you have ever watched a big 10 team play an SEC team, you can clearly see that some teams are faster than others.
Why I do not know?!?! But I do know I have said this very thing 100 times with facts and times to back it up.
They are both equally fast most everywhere on the field except on the front 7. The SEC across the board has way better athletes on their defensive front 7 than the rest of the leagues. It's night and day when you consider the leagues top to bottom along with the depth they bring. It isn't that the corners or the offensive players are faster in the south, it's just that the front 7, particularly the front 4s are by and large better athletes.
Actually I was in a bit of hurry at first and didnt initially read the article because I figured I knew what it would say already. It is nice however to see someone postulate what I have said for a long time with a little more extensive research than I had the time or where with all to do. The below is particularly interesting, though not really for those that actually follow football closely and with an open mind. If Im not mistaken the Big 10 has as many or more WRs in the NFL than any conference.. .
He found that wide receivers from Northern schools actually outran their Southern counterparts: The Northerners, on average, ran the 40 in 4.502 seconds, while the Southerners ran it in 4.548. Southern and Northern cornerbacks finished in a virtual dead heat, 4.535 to 4.555, respectively.
Anywhooo, dont be surprised to see it again as I am dropping it in my cache just for future reference. It is hard to convince stubborn people ..:biggrin:
Not that I am ever stubborn...................:wideeyed:............just don't talk with my wife............:biglaugh:
I don't think it is necessarily speed that is the issue, it's overall talent.
Do you guys realize that the link is from January 2008, and that the main article is from 2002? Kind of outdated
Second point, why is this article nearly 2 years old?
Once again proving what the man said People see what they want, facts be darned!
Link from last week with 40 times..................It's a little redundant and convoluted but good stuff all the same...............
Pretty easy to stick to them when they get proved again and again on the field.
Why do Big 10 fans get so defensive about talent comparison. If the Big 10 and SEC had the same talent, than the only other reason for the gap in on field production is that the SEC has better coaches.
It's a fact that the Big 10 is not up to the SEC or Big 12 in talent, but the Big 10 is still one of the best conferences in that nation. It's a fact that the Big 12 North is no where close to the South and you don't here Cyclone fans up in arms about it. Why put on blinders, the Big 10 will likely not be third forever.
Regardless of what people say about the weather, there are allot of northern schools that have done well in the past and they will continue to do well in the future. Not that much has changed, the North is still cold, people still have the same wants and desires (Troy Davis has said that the reason he came to ISU was because of the snow) as they did 40 years ago, and northern school will again see a resurgence. It may not happen today or tomorrow but it will happen and the worse thing a fan base can do is pretend that the pendulum is not swung the other way.
Whoever said the front 4 of the SEC is correct. Outside of USC, OU and Texas (sometimes Miami and FSU, tOSU and Michigain) - nobody else ever has as talented of a front 4 as the top tier SEC teams.