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luvdoc
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


While it is certainly true that the average SEC eight-team conference schedule compares favorably to a nine-gamer in any other conference, it won't always be so. Eventually the selection comittee may come to see our position as presumptuous and regard the lack of an extra conf game unfavorably. To boldy state "we don't need to do it how everyone else does, we're just that good" is going to come back to bite us in the rear.


And, it is entirely accurate to say that it is "gaming the system" by allowing an extra rent-a-win per team per season. If we play each other, that's seven more loses for the conf (assuming we were all going to beat our pansies. . .).

Increasing the overall number of wins for the season for the conf as a whole -> more teams bowl eligible -> more money for the conference teams to split and more practice time. Noone likes a greedy bastard.

Keeping eight games reeks of arrogance and manipulation, especially to those who already reek of envy themselves, and giving them legitimate gripes will eventually turn the tide of public opinion/perception from one of strength to one of sneaky conniving bottom dealers.

Having said all that, just about every argument against the nine team sched is also valid, at least in the forseeable future.

Pick your poison. Just get rid of the permanent cross div opponents, for the love of God!



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Sheetbend
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


The SEC champion will get an invite every year, and that is all the SEC is entitled to.

The purpose of a 4-game playoff format is not to insure multiple SEC teams qualify for the national title.

In situations like we had in the 2011 season, a second SEC team could be included, but that will be rare in my opinion. I can't remember the last time a conference had the #1 and #2 rated teams at the end of the season. So, that situation should be rare in deed.

You have to remember that the NCAA is under pressure from the U.S. Congress to include non-BCS teams into the playoff system.







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CaroTiger
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Doesn't Congress have better things to do than worry about NCAA football? And a nine game SEC schedule is the only fair way to make sure the schedules are somewhat even. The difference in this years schedules are ridiculous.





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cajunjj
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The Gumps would have a fit to have to play a tough schedule instead of the same cream puffs every year!!!





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Settingthestandard
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If you mean by tough schedule having to play Florida....naw, we really wouldn't worry about it. We don't view them as the end all be all. Back when Spurrier and Meyer were there they were formidable. Today, meh..not so much. We played UT when they were the 2nd best conference team for 75 years and Florida was winning one game. Never heard anybody say it wasn't fair that we got UT and LSU got to play..cough cough 1-10 or 5-6 Florida. We wouldn't today if Florida was 1-10 and UT was 11-1 every year. But we really didn't bother with what LSU was doing. We still mainly focus on the school across the state.





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CajunFootball
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Back when Spurrier and Meyer were there they were formidable. Today, meh..not so much.


Take that shite out of here. They just went to a BCS bowl, and are playing some damn fine football again. If Miles didn't think they were hard he wouldn't still be trying to get rid of them from the schedule.






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tubucoco
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


Round Robin like the PAC 12 only way to go. Tired of seeing the Bama's, GA's, or whoever else play a couple of tough games. The winner of the SEC could have 2 losses and still beat anyone in the country.





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WildTchoupitoulas
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There is ten of them... Well, nine because we can't play ourselves

More like 4-5 because the other 5-6 are SEC teams.

Remember, "OOC top ten teams".






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3rdRowTrashTalker
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The Pac-12 is doing it now. So is the 10-team Big 12


I'd like to see one team's schedule in the Pac 12/Big 12 that is more difficult than LSU's next year.

That said, I'm all for it (as long as we're adding Kentucky) but this complete fluff stuff is ridiculous - Penn State, Oregon, TCU, Clemson, Virginia Tech, hopefully Wisconsin (haven't read anything on updates to that) come to mind off the top of my head. Kind of difficult to argue adding a fluff game if you're comparing it to a fluff conference.






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Tiger79
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It won't make a difference like lsutigers1992 said Bama will get a all the cupcake teams every year.





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TheLoupGarou
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9 game schedule for sure with no permanent cross division opponents


Agree with this.






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SLAP99
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A ninth SEC game means 7 extra losses for the conference, period. That's why the other conferences want the SEC to go to 9 games. When you play strong nonconference opponents and win, it's great because there's no one in the conference on the losing end. You replace an OOC game with conference game #9, that's 7 more automatic losses and no extra wins.





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DArbonneDuke
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


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That's why the other conferences want the SEC to go to 9 games

So there's a conspiracy? I have'nt heard of this.






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munchman
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


Who cares what Pat Forde has to say....





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SLAP99
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re: Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule


Darbonne you're right, I agree there's not a lot of chatter regarding that right now, but the math is pretty powerful.

Larry Scott and Jim Delany may not be arranging secret slumber parties to force Mike Slive's hand but there's a reason the big 10 realigned their whole conference and added a ninth conference game, and it wasn't to see if they could put out a s***tier, less competitive product. Lets face it, the big 10 loses nothing by adding a ninth conference game because it was (and will be) Ohio st and everyone else. But they do (in their mind at least) find a way to put pressure on the SEC come CFB playoff committee selection time by arguing that there's a "less rigorous" conference schedule in the SEC. Now you and I and the neighbor's retarded dog know that's ridiculous, but it wouldn't be much of an argument if they didn't go to 9 games first.

In my mind the big 10 is doing the math and saying 7 more SEC losses a year is worth way more to the big 10 than the sacrifice of 6 or 7 losses within their own league.






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SECTiger1
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That's funny (cough cough) I remember Bama fans and little Nicky complaining about a coincidence that a couple of schools had a bye before playing Bama and how unfair that was. I guess it's all in your perspective.


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