Everyone realizes what a mess the SEC has made of scheduling since expansion to fourteen schools. Take seven team-divisions and one permanent cross-divisional rival, toss in a dose of ad hoc scheduling these first two seasons that have led to steady complaints about unbalanced schedules for contending teams and even Les Miles sounds like he’s coming around to the only logical solution to the problem:
Miles even said he wouldn’t be staunchly opposed to going to nine conference games down the road.
“I’m for doing whatever we can to make it balanced for all teams,” he said.
If I didn’t know better, I’d suspect that Mike Slive deliberately made a hash of he first two schedules just to break down the coaches’ resistance to a nine-game conference format. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe that’s not so farfetched after all.