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George O'Leary Compares SEC To The South During The Civil War

UCF head coach George O'Leary probably could have phrased his thoughts on the SEC breaking away from the NCAA a little better.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, O'Leary compared the SEC's willingness to break away along with other major conferences and start its own "NCAA Division 4" to the South during the Civil War.

"They sound like the South during the Civil War," O'Leary said. "If they don't get their way, they're going to secede and start their own country … I think college football is in real trouble."

"The thing that's disturbing is that college football has been fighting for years to create a level playing field and now they're trying to go the other way and create an even wider gap between the haves and have-nots," O'Leary added. "I think some of these schools have forgotten where they came from."

This probably isn't an opinion that is unique to O'Leary, as other coaches from non-power conferences likely aren't fans of the SEC, Big Ten, Big XII, Pac-12 and ACC breaking away forming their own league. He just, you know, probably could have thought of a better analogy than comparing it to the deadliest war in American history.

[CBS Sports]