You only think you know me.

In another sign that there’s a lot of jostling for position among SEC ADs over how to structure conference scheduling, LSU’s Joe Alleva assured the Baton Rouge Advocate that not only his school had no problem ending the LSU-Florida permanent opponent arrangement, but that Florida took the same position.

You know what’s coming next, right?

You betcha.

While LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said that the Tigers and Florida are both “interested in ending” their annual series, Florida sources told CBSSports.com that the Gators have given no indication they want their series to end with LSU.

Look, I have no idea what’s coming next from Jeremy Foley.  I only know he’s not stupid enough to tip his hand publicly until he knows what he can get for it.  Joe Alleva, on the other hand, is the kind of guy who makes Jimmy Sexton’s life a lot easier.

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UPDATE:  John Pennington thinks Florida is doing a little spinning so as not to appear cowardly in public about the move.

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4 responses to “You only think you know me.

  1. ScoutDawg

    Really, that is pretty damn funny right there. Jimmy Sexton, hah!

  2. Dawgaholic

    Does LSU not understand that it’s yearly series with UF helps its recruiting in FL???

    With Texas A&M in the fold to recruit Louisiana, LSU may soon return to its rightful place, a slot below Auburn. They could easily be fighting with A&M and Arky for 3rd in the West.

    Does FL fail to realize that they will likely face a comparable team in 1/3 of the games they don’t play LSU (Arky and A&M), a better team in 1/3 of the games (Bama and Auburn), and a worse team in 1/3 of the games (OM and MSU)? Of course, this assumes LSU returns to its pre-Saban status in the next 5-10 years – which is probably a much better than 50/50 chance.

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    LSU and Florida are both chickenshit, They just want to avoid a hard game each year. They have been playing each other every year since 1971 (that’s 41 years!) but if you believe their ADs it’s not really a rivalry game. Who’s foolin’ who?

    • Dawgaholic

      They only took 3 years off from 1968-1970. They played for a number of years before that as well.