I don’t care enough to dive into A&M’s recruiting trends. The bottom line is your SEC homerism is clouding reality per usual. If you can convince yourself that Kentucky has great competition every year in basketball, then you’re obviously going to view their football schedule as an incomparable gauntlet. But how the SEC compares to the Big 12 in a typical year has nothing to do with the question at hand anyway. We were discussing KU's Orange Bowl year. That year, the Big 12 finished with more top 10 teams, the same number of ranked teams, a top 5 team, and had one more loss than the SEC in bowl games. Pretty homerish to call it "pure comedy" to compare the two. But not surprising. Also, remember this when people are pointing out that the SEC doesn’t compare to the top basketball leagues. The gap between Kentucky’s basketball competition and that of the top leagues is much greater what we’re talking about here.