"I guarantee there are a lot of teams in the SEC that aren't Alabama that wish they were Nebraska, wish they were Michigan, wish they were Ohio State," said Pelini. "Don't talk to me about the SEC. Let's compare specific programs.
"The whole SEC isn't Alabama, LSU, Georgia – every year is different. Let's talk about programs and certain teams in any given year…There are some teams in the SEC that is trying to bridge the gap to us. Everybody wants to lump the whole SEC into one category. Let's not go there now."
Since taking over at Nebraska, Pelini's squads have faced SEC teams twice, both coming in their most recent bowl games. The Huskers lost to Georgia last season in the Capital One Bowl, 45-31, and to South Carolina in the same bowl game, 30-13, the season prior.