Current SEC scheduling approach appears to be…

… throw enough shit up against the wall to see what sticks.

South Carolina’s president suggests that the conference is going to hold on to one permanent cross-division matchup, although some of those which have been in place for twenty years may be changed.

South Carolina will apparently play Texas A&M as its future permanent cross-division SEC opponent in football.

South Carolina president Harris Pastides told our Rob Brennan that A&M seems like the only option for a permanent cross-divisional rival in football. The Gamecocks have always played Arkansas as its cross-divisional opponent from the west.

Now keep in mind that Pastides is the same guy who came out of the gate assuring one and all that the conference would be going to a nine-game slate, so it’s probably prudent to take all that with a grain of salt.

Also, this.


UPDATE:  Tyler looks at the South Carolina fan poll on this and is amused.



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6 responses to “Current SEC scheduling approach appears to be…

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well, let’s hear what Arkansas and Mizzou say about the huddling attributed to them by Harris Pastides. He’s gonna look like a bigger gelding than Eric Hyman looked (over moving the Georgia game) if this doesn’t come to pass.


  2. cube

    I don’t think Mizzou would care for this at all. They want A&M as their permanent rival b/c they like to recruit in Texas.


  3. Hobnail_Boot

    I’m left to wonder what Mizzou’s part is in all this.

    On one hand, playing aTm every years keeps open the Texas recruiting pipeline. On the other hand, playing Arkansas every year gives them a border war that will likely integrate them more quickly into the bloodthirsty culture of the SEC.


    • ZDawg

      I’d imagine that they care about recruiting more than trying to fit in.


    • MT

      I think you’d also want to ask what TA&M would want between SC and Missouri. There could be a fair amount of horse trading if the votes are close on whether to maintain the permanent cross-division rivalry in an 8 conference game world.


  4. Bulldog Joe

    In the last six games of the series, South Carolina is 1-5 against Arkansas.
    It is easy to see why they want out.