PAC10 >>> SEC in the NFL?

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by Walnuts, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    I was thinking today, why is it that PAC10 coaches seem to translate better to the NFL game than SEC coaches? The SEC is supposed to be just head and shoulders above the rest of the country when it comes to college football, a semi-pro league in most eyes, and yet when it come to the coaching side of things, they are awful at the next level. The 3 most recent have arguably been 3 of the worst NFL coaching hires in history (Saban, Spurrier, Petrino).

    Then there's the little ole PAC10 (yeah yeah 12, whatever, I still call it 10), generally viewed as little league to the SEC's varsity, yet there's 3 former PAC10 coaches currently at the helms of 3 of the best teams in the league (Carroll, Harbaugh, Kelly).

    Anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it just a matter of coincidence and circumstance? Does the SEC's recruiting pool and talent make it's coaches look better than they are, and vice-versa in the PAC10? Is the SEC generally overrated as a rule?

    Just a little something to chew on...