3. Here’s Where This Gets Sticky
If it’s a ten-game all-SEC schedule, and there are 14 teams, and every team was originally supposed to play eight conference games and miss five other teams, meaning there will be some huge fights to see who gets – depending on who isn’t on the original schedules – Alabama and who gets Vanderbilt.
For example, Florida is already scheduled to play its annual date against LSU. It’s not supposed to play Alabama, Auburn or Texas A&M, but it’s also not supposed to play Arkansas and Mississippi State.
Georgia would get a tad bit riled up if the Gators get the Hogs and Bulldogs out of those five.
On the flip side, Georgia plays Bama, but it misses LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Florida wouldn’t be too pleased if the Dawgs get the Hogs and Rebels out of that.
Of course the SEC is going to try figuring this out so no one gets hammered with all of the great teams or all of the potentially easier ones, but it’s the SEC. Someone is going to be surly after the schedules are created.
So to look ahead …