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The Tennessee Volunteers will head to Norman, Oklahoma this weekend and will try to knock off the 4th ranked Sooners.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoop, who has been very vocal in the past about the SEC's perceived superiority knew he would face many questions about the talent level between the Big 12 and the SEC with the Volunteers coming to town. Per ESPN:
He shook most of them off, but when asked about the SEC's supposed belief that its athletes are a cut above, Stoops delivered the closest thing to a quip he would offer.
"I don't know," he said. "That hasn't been the case in our experience. Whoever we've played, that hasn't been much of a difference."
Stoops had this to say about Tennessee:
"We've got respect for the program," Stoops said. "The coach is getting in their second season now. They're a better football team than they were a year ago. They've recruited really well in the last couple of years. They're 2-0, and they've looked really good to this point."