How much are some conferences struggling against going to a nine-game conference schedule. Enough for at least some folks in the ACC and SEC to consider something along these lines.
In addition to considering a nine-game conference schedule, ACC officials have also broached the idea of a model in which the conference would play eight league games and one SEC team every year, according to several sources from both conferences.
I really doubt that comes together. I’m not the only one.
The SEC source said he did not see a scenario where all 14 SEC schools would agree to it, but there may be a scenario in which the SEC could match some teams against the ACC, particularly if those SEC teams were having trouble finding a suitable BCS nonconference opponent.
It is unlikely that the SEC would make all its teams play the ACC on the final week of the season, when the Auburn-Alabama already game steals the show.
Two SEC sources said the conference was also considering more regular matchups with the Big 12.
I don’t know why they keep fighting a nine-game arrangement. It’s the easiest scenario for the conferences to control. But it’s pretty clear everybody wants to placate
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