The new schedules are here! The new schedules are here!

Screenshot_2020-08-18 Southeastern Conference on Twitter Here it is the 2020 #SECFB Schedule ⤵️ https t co BTyrFLiaWC Twitter

  • “This is a year about adjusting,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Monday afternoon. “The teams that adjust will have an advantage. Usually going into preseason camp, you have the first three opponents broken down, so we’ll be playing catch-up, as will everyone else in our league.“This isn’t a time for tradition.”
  • Bill Connelly sees an ulterior motive in play:  “I’m just saying that if that [i.e., making sure the conference champ has a very good record] was the goal, giving Alabama the conference’s eighth-best (Kentucky) and 12th-best (Missouri) teams per SP+ for its two bonus games, giving LSU its 12th- and 14th-best (Vanderbilt), giving Georgia its 11th- (Mississippi State) and 13th-best (Arkansas) and giving Florida its 13th-best team would be a pretty perfect way to go about it.”
  • Each SEC team has a built-in bye week between Week 5 and Week 7, plus a conference-wide open week on Dec. 12 to accommodate any disruptions that might occur.
  • Week 4, with Georgia at Alabama and LSU at Florida is gonna be lit.
  • Tony Barnhart’s takes here.
  • Georgia and LSU have been dealt very similar hands this season.  Both teams were given very favorable add-ons and both get three games to work out their offensive kinks with new players and changes on the staff before playing Alabama and Florida, respectively.
  • Georgia and Florida have their traditional bye weeks before the Cocktail Party, but Alabama and Auburn don’t before the Iron Bowl.  (Alabama’s is before the LSU game and Auburn’s is before Mississippi State.)
  • With TAMU, Auburn and Florida, it’s the most challenging November for Tennessee I can remember.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.



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7 responses to “The new schedules are here! The new schedules are here!

  1. Got Cowdog

    I’m glad to see the Hogs up first. I wonder how tough aubrun is going to be?
    Either way, Monken’s got time to get his act together…
    This is the year Nicky….

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  2. Ed Bodenhamer

    I think it’s a very manageable schedule, personally. Not the biggest fan of having our five toughest opponents in succession the first half of the season….but at least the home stretch is conceivably the easiest of my lifetime.

    Interesting that no one has mentioned the by week discrepancies. UGA, Alabama, A&M and Arkansas all play two teams coming off byes. Meanwhile Auburn (surprise!), Tennessee, Kentucky and Mizzou play no one coming off a bye.

    Going on the road more than anyone else PLUS the October + Nov 7th stretch we face, I’d argue we easily have the toughest schedule if any team expected to have a winning record this year. Still see it as being manageable, primarily due to defense strength and timing of the Auburn/Tenn games.


  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Not a fan playing Auburn that early. Don’t know why we can’t play Bama then.

    Going four straight games away from Athens is fucking stupid. Then again, I can’t imagine McGarity made a peep about it.

    I don’t know why they bunched some marquis games on the same weekend while having a absolutely snoozer of a game in week 1. Tennessee should be on upset alert the first week though. This will not be a good season for The Three Star General.


  4. Looks like the Dogs got the Vols November schedule!


  5. tenesseewasnevergreat

    Every season needs to look like this. I won’t miss the cupcake games at all. We still play Vandy and Missouri, after all.


  6. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Revised 2020 schedule looks like a Periodic Table of rainbow


  7. stoopnagle

    LOL. I bet Phat Phil was on the red phone to Roy Kramer in a hot minute once that schedule dropped. “Roy? Roy? What the hell? Are you there? Roy?”

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