Jeez, how big a goober do you have to be to swallow this crap for the umpteenth time?
The preference of the SEC presidents is to not expand beyond 16 teams, multiple industry sources tell Saturday Down South.
“We’re positioned at 16 (teams) for a robust future,” an SEC athletic director told SDS. “The need just isn’t there.”
Uh hunh. Right.
A move that could force the SEC to change its stance would be the Big Ten adding Notre Dame and moving to 20 teams by adding Pac-12 and/or ACC schools. If and until then, any thought of SEC expansion isn’t the preference.
The reason is twofold: value and the desire to keep college football intact.
I’m sorry. The desire to do what?
“We talk about value all the time. Well, there’s great value in college football as a whole,” another SEC source said. “I don’t think any of us, in any conference, can ignore that. There’s too much empirical data that shows it.”
If the money’s there — great value, my ass — they’ll keep growing. It’s what they did in 1992. It’s what they did in 2012. It’s what they just did last year! And it’s what they’ll do when the next bag of cash gets dangled. Those Clampetts can’t help themselves.
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