I know it’s a foolish hope on my part, but I really wanted this season’s scheduling format to leave a mark.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
That sucks, Greg.
The justifications to do so look weak to me, considering. The SEC is likely to have one or two teams that don’t lose more than a single game in 2020, so the schedule isn’t going to keep the conference out of the CFP.
As for keeping bowl season safe for the Mississippi schools, I think it’s time to start lobbying the NCAA to drop the six-win requirement. The lower bowls are nothing but broadcast fodder for ESPN anyway, so why not just look for entertainment wherever you can find it? Personally, I would love to see how upper-tier mid-majors do against lower tier ACC schools. Even better, give me an Arkansas-Vandy bowl game so we can see which team is the conference’s worst. I’d sure watch.
Waiting twelve years to visit a cross-division stadium is a joke. Allowing players to miss facing certain SEC opponents during the course of their careers is, too. Playing cupcake games doesn’t make up for it. A conference in name only isn’t much of a conference. Listen to Saban and fix it, fellas.