So what exactly makes a conspiacy more likely than a trend of discipline?
The fact that the discipline variable is accounted for. The same coach has coached at both schools. Theoretically, when Saban was at LSU, LSU should have shown the discipline that Alabama has. That wasn't the case. The trend has remained the same under different coaches and players, and even the same coach at each school.
ETA: And evidence of a bias DOES NOT mean evidence of a conspiracy. There can be bias without a conspiracy.
This post was edited on 12/5 at 10:33 am