Originally Posted by NewChief
I don't think there's a "dog in the hunt" for people beyond familiarity. For SEC fans, they've been following the Tyler Wilson hype for 3 years, since he came in and had record breaking numbers in relief of an injured Mallett against Auburn in 2010. While it got some national attention, that put him on the radar for those who faced him yearly since then. For Big 12 fans, they've been familiar with Geno since he came to WVU, I'd imagine. For me, he came on the radar this year, because I don't really follow Big 12.
I don't think it's about conference loyalty, I think it's about the familiarity that following certain teams brings with the players you face yearly.
I'd be curious to see which QB a Titans (or some other professional team with a largely SEC fanbase) board is embracing.
Well WV just joined the Big 12 this year so I really doubt that would get much love on here for that.