SEC, ACC, Football discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

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Lot of great individual leaders over my time here, but this team the depth of leadership was special, and it was that way from that from day one. And you know, they worked all year they kept their head down. They stayed focused all year. Like, I said they they want thirteen in a game by twenty points or more. I thought we played a very challenging schedule. And I I think it prepare our league doesn't get the respect that it should. I mean, we've had read eleven bowl teams. But our league is very competitive and really prepares us for postseason every year year in year out. And all you gotta do is look at our postseason in in. 'cause we play people we it's tough conference, and then we step out of conference and we play folks. And and then we get the postseason, you know, we're we're usually at our best. And that's the way it was this year, and this leadership, but if the whole way I was gonna ask you about that in terms of your conference, or what have you because every time somebody's talking about football. Obviously in almost stops and starts with the SEC. Now, obviously. He played in Alabama for the national championship. You played Texas in the second game of the season. And that was a hell of a game that ended up winning twenty eight to twenty six. So when you when you talk about your conference and conference in the lack of respect per se is isn't that everything goes to the SEC and everyone else's suffering from receiving a lack of respect or do you think specifically more attention needs to be given to the ACC is which one is fake? It's definitely more tension giving today C see this league is is is very very challenging. I mean again we had eleven bowl teams this year. I think we had ten last year Levin the year before that, I think no no leaks had more bowl teams over the last three years. It's just very competitive. You know, I mean, anybody can can can beat anybody in my opinion. And you got to come to play every week. We have a bunch of great coaches in this league, and and SEC's a greatly to there's no doubt about it. But there is a rhetoric like, you know, that nobody else plays football. And and I, and I, you know, some of that media driven or whatever. But that's he see is is very I mean unbelievable the league. But I it's hourly is is what prepares us. That's all I can say is what the ACC gives us. We can and week out. And and what we practice against every day and how we practice, and so, you know, we've been in the postseason. I mean, you can go all the way back two thousand twelve when when beat LSU, and and it's it's been a, you know, every year we get into some of these postseason games. And it seems like we're we're always no matter what we do. We're always kind of you know, the underdog if you will. And just kind of our guys guys love that. I mean, 'cause they they know how we practice. They know who we play and how we prepare, and you know, and then we played Alabama. You know? So we're we're two and one against them in national championship games. Now, we're two and two over the. Last four years. So we have the mindset that you have to have to compete against such unbelievable opponent. But I think our league has been very deep and competitive, and I think SEC has been very strong on the front end. But maybe maybe not as deep although this year, I thought they they had a bunch of a bunch of good competitive teams that that bunch of bowl teams as well. Dabbled Sweeney head coach for the reigning defending national champion. Clemson Tigers right here with Steven A, ESPN radio ESPN news. Gotta get into trouble Lawrence right now. Because I I'm looking at a freshman, and I'm looking at the height on his God think he's a logistic six six five six six coach..

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