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New SEC football scheduling format

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Will continue to play just 8 league games per year, but every school must schedule at least one game against the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 every year beginning in 2016.

  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Almost everyone does, right?

    Trying to think of an SEC school that doesn't schedule a power school on a regular basis. Sounds nice, but that's not a real issue.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    What's the point of having a league if you're not going to play everyone? Should be nine, probably 10, league games.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    There they go ignoring the little guys again. How will Presbyterian and Georgia Southern be able to balance the budget without body bag games?
  5. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Off the top of my head, I believe all the other "BCS" conference teams will be playing nine conference games in a couple years.

    I know the Big 10 starts in 2016, the Pac-12 and Big 12 already play nine, and I think the ACC does, too.

    But hey, those nine-game league slates would have meant only four home SEC games some years, and five road games. That's too tough an obstacle!
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    One decent game, the SEC teams then as many cupcakes as they can wedge into November.


    All at home...
    Sam Houston
    UL Monroe
    NM State


    Michigan (Eastern)
    Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 22nd WTF
  7. mb

    mb Active Member

    FFS. Maybe pick a team that isn't playing the defending national champ?
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If the SEC starts losing a bunch of these SOS games, this strategy could backfire. Keeping it "in the family" has kept the SEC leaders ambush-free the last 6 or 7 years.
  9. mb

    mb Active Member

    Since 2006, every SEC team that has played for the national title has played a non conference game against a major-conference foe. But feel free to continue the narrative that SEC schools don't play anybody.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Have actual media types fallen for this idea of a "change"? That would be embarrassing.

    I'd like to know when was the last time any SEC school failed to schedule a non-conference game against a big-boy conference.
  11. mb

    mb Active Member

    6-1-1 is ridiculous. Should have been 6-0-2 if 9 is non-negotiable.
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    This year, Ole Miss, Miss. State, Vandy and A&M don't play a team from a big boy conference. But, to be fair, Ole Miss does get Boise at Atlanta this season.
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