What a mess the SEC has made of its basketball schedules as a result of expansion:
SEC basketball coaches met in Florida early last month to, among other things, determine how scheduling would be done for their new 14-team league, and everything was settled by the time the meetings concluded. The league decided each school would play every other school once per season, have a constant rival it would play twice per season, and four other schools it would also play twice per season to complete an 18-game schedule.
Not everybody was happy.
But everybody at least knew the score.
And then last week happened, and now everybody is confused.
“I got an email from the SEC office, and my four [home-and-home] opponents … were changed,” once SEC coach told CBSSports.com. “There was no discussion or phone call. I just got an email of our league schedule, and the league schedule wasn’t the league schedule they told me I’d have last month. It’s crazy.”
It’s Mike Slive’s league, asshole. You’re just coaching in it. Shut up and do as you’re told. By the way, did anyone mention there are new TV contracts coming?