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SEC Spokesman Fires A Shot At The Big Ten

The Big Ten hasn't had a great bowl season.

For much of the 2016 college football season, the Big Ten was thought of very highly. It got four teams - Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State - into New Year's Six bowl games and once had five teams ranked inside the top 15.

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the conference hasn't had a great bowl season. Ohio State was blown out by Clemson, Michigan lost to Florida State, Iowa was crushed by Florida and Nebraska fell to Tennessee. Wisconsin notched a win against Western Michigan, and Northwestern and Minnesota notched wins as well, but the conference's lone chance at a premier win is down to Penn State vs. USC in the Rose Bowl.

SEC spokesman Chuck Dunlap fired an apparent shot at the Big Ten on Twitter today, before deleting it.

As ESPN's Brett McMurphy points out, though, the conference is just 1-1 against the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff.

Measuring a conference's strength by its bowl game record is a flawed way to do things, but the Big Ten clearly hoped for a better performance this winter.