I’m a little surprised Gus Malzahn didn’t smack this suggestion down more forcefully.
It’s possible Auburn and Georgia could agree to a non-conference game if the cross-divisional match-up is removed from the schedule, but the schools have not entertained that option.
“You know, we haven’t gotten that far but that’s very important to our fan base and Georgia’s,” Malzahn said.
Okay, that’s not a “yes”, but that’s also not a card you want to concede could be played until you don’t have any other option left.
A “non-conference” conference game is oxymoronic. In today’s SEC, there’s no reason to volunteer a course of action that lets others dispense with the oxy.