4. No Non-Conference Games And Why It Matters
Florida and Florida State played in 1958 – a 21-7 Gator win – and have been rolling ever since.
Clemson and South Carolina first played in 1896, and Georgia Tech and Georgia battled to a 0-0 tie earlier in the ’02 campaign.
Those are all gone for one year – hopefully, just the one season – as is the Louisville vs. Kentucky game.
We’re not getting Georgia vs. Virginia, Tennessee at Oklahoma, Alabama vs. USC, Auburn vs. North Carolina, Texas at LSU, and Colorado at Texas A&M. That stinks, but …
No Alabama vs. UT Martin.
No Mississippi State vs. Alabama A&M.
No Ole Miss vs. SE Missouri State, Texas A&M vs. Abilene Christian, South Carolina vs. Wofford, Tennessee vs. Furman, and on and on and on.
This really, really stinks for the FCS schools and the Group of Five programs that desperately need the paycheck, but from purely a fan standpoint, the all SEC action should be a blast.