I may not be sure that Mike Slive is insulting our intelligence with his coy act, but I’ve got no doubt Greg McGarity is with what has to be the lamest excuse you’ll ever hear as to why the SEC is resisting a move to a nine-game conference schedule:
“Nine games, and Georgia Tech, that makes 10 games,” McGarity said. “If you ever wanted to schedule Clemson or Ohio State, like we have, then that only leaves one guarantee game. That’s a pretty tough schedule. Fans would love it. But I don’t know if your coaches or players (would). That’s strapping it up 11 of 12 weeks there. You have to have some time where some players play who never get a chance to be on the field.
That’s why you schedule some of the I-AAs, and some of the other games, to let some of those kids grow, let those kids get their experience.” [Emphasis added.]
They need that fourth game for third stringers and walk-ons. That’s the noble cause McGarity is hitching his wagon to.
My mind is truly boggled.