I’m starting to get very tired of this.
LSU coach Les Miles doesn’t have a problem playing eight SEC opponents every season.
Miles also realizes the Tigers could play nine SEC games in the very near future.
Miles just doesn’t think it’s fair that LSU has to play Florida every season, while other teams in the SEC West don’t.
Cry me a river. When did life in the SEC become fair?
I don’t mean that rhetorically, either. This is the same conference that prohibited Mark Richt from running his no-huddle offense ten years ago simply because the officials and other coaches were too damned lazy to keep pace.
“Mark Richt would eat their lunch,” he said. “He would go straight to the ball and snap it. He’d get in 100 plays. We have about half the coaches who think we go too fast and about half who think we go too slow so we must be in about the right spot.”
Cut to 2013, when the SEC began experimenting with an 8-man officiating crew… to keep up with no-huddle offenses.
There’s been no rules change in the interim. Just a change in what’s perceived as fair.
So if Les Miles is appointing himself SEC Director of Fairness, by all means let’s hear what else he’s got on his to-do list. Otherwise, it’s time to quit whining and play the hand he’s dealt. Listen to the new guy, dude.
“There’s never going to be a fair way,” said Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, whose Aggies drew Missouri as a permanent crossover opponent. “If you look back seven or eight years ago, you would have said the SEC East was the strongest division. You can’t say what’s fair, because things change in this league…”