How the SEC produces the best D-lines 

July, 19, 2012

Sam MontgomeryDerick E. Hingle/US PresswireLSU has built a dominant defensive line with Southern-born players like Sam Montgomery.
HOOVER, Ala. -- As it often happens these days, a recent conversation in a coach's office -- one far, far from the SEC -- eventually turned to the SEC. That's the typical situation when a conference goes on an unprecedented six-titles-in-a-row win streak.

In discussing the differences in their respective leagues, searching for reasons -- hidden and glaring -- why the SEC has been so recently dominant, coaches often circle back to the same, large subject: defensive linemen.