CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded Southeastern Conference. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already.
"I don't think there's a gap at all," Meyer said Monday at Big Ten media days. "I've coached in the SEC East when that was one of the strongest in the country. And I think the Big Ten East right now is every bit as strong as I can remember the SEC East," where he won two national championships at Florida.
Sheer numbers suggest the Big Ten still has some work ahead of it.