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Every SEC school should be a #EverythingSchool

Nobody does rivalries like the Southeastern Conference, starting with the spray paint on the Sistine Chapel of the genre, the Iron Bowl. But some of the most riveting storylines in the SEC develop when the call comes from inside the house, the circular firing squad reports for duty, you meet the enemy and he is wearing your colors, waving your flag before poking it right in your eye.


In the grand tradition of Johnny Majors vs. Phillip Fulmer and Bryan Harsin vs. Auburn power brokers who shall not be named but may be identified by their favorite color, John Calipari decided to test Mark Stoops. It went about as well as the last official game Calipari's Kentucky basketball team played against the manic muster of St. Peter's.


Let me tell you something about Stoops that may not be common knowledge in a state where houndstooth is the fashion trend with no end. The Kentucky football coach is getting ready to break a record set by no less an icon than Paul William Bryant. Better known as Bear.


One win this season, and Stoops ties Bryant as the winningest coach in program history. Two wins, and Stoops stands alone. It takes a strong man to take down the Bear so it should come as no surprise to anyone that Stoops was not about to bow down to Coach Cal. ...


What do Bruce Pearl and Bryan Harsin have to do with the Cal-Stoops Catfight? Read the rest of the story. Only in the Lede.

Bruce Pearl has embraced Auburn football, and Bryan Harsin appreciates it. (al.com photo)