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  1. scalpemseminoles says: Jun 29, 2013 2:02 PM

    the best teams in the SEC dont want to play each other? oh wow i’m truly shocked

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 29, 2013 2:05 PM

    LSU along with at least one other SEC school has objected to the 6-1-1 format scheduling of SEC games over the past two years. These objections have become more public these past few months. SEC presidents were not very interested two years ago or even last year to make any changes. The evidence now available has made most SEC presidents looking for equity and answers from the SEC schedule makers in the SEC office in Birmingham.

    Some SEC presidents are now favoring a 6-2 format if staying with 8 game SEC format. The evidence which swayed so many presidents was the following:

    “…A competitive imbalance, especially this season when LSU is playing Florida (on Oct. 12 in Tiger Stadium) and Georgia, teams that shared first place in the SEC East last season with a combined 14-2 record. Alabama, meanwhile, plays permanent opponent Tennessee and Kentucky, which went a combined 1-15 in 2012.” A record of 14-2 against a record of 1-15 in SEC play.

    With a former Alabama Crimson Tide coach helping to make the schedules, some are wondering if this affected the schedule for this season. In any case, it is not “avoiding the appearance of impropriety or favoritism” and certainly it is not “equitable competition.” It is about time SEC presidents are putting pressure on the SEC scheduling personnel as well as considering a different format. Going to a 6-3 format would be a good idea, but likely there will be a 6-1-2 format adopted.

  3. irishfbfan1 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:18 PM

    I will always have the deepest admiration, the utmost respect for one Dr. Tom Osborne. An individual who not only exemplified true character on the field, but off the field as well.
    He will never be forgotten as he is one of the reasons why College Football is where it is at today. Love ya Coach!

    Go Irish!

  4. normtide says: Jun 29, 2013 11:00 PM

    And then there is UF who wants to keep the LSU rivalry. Their AD said he isn’t afraid of big games. I personally expect to see nine games, keeping the cross rivalries. I also expect UT to be back soon. I don’t see the Bama-UT or Auburn-UGA game to go away. The SEC is 12-2 in favor of keeping the rivals going.

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