So you put all the crappy teams except Lsu in the west and all the great teams except ut And Vandy in the east. This just sounds like your effort to make sure Lsu can play for a title almost every year.
So A&M is a crappy team now? Ole Miss is now non-competitive? Arkansas has beaten LSU several times recently. Maybe you have forgotten that?
In addition, I guess you think that rotating Bama, Florida, UGA, and USC won't happen? Add 2 of those East teams to any LSU schedule and then look at it. When the SEC goes to a 9 game schedule (& it will) you would add 3 of the SEC East teams on a rotating basis. Let's say LSU plays A&M, Arkansas, & Ole Miss from the West along with the other SEC West teams and also adds
Alabama and UF from the SEC East. Are you telling me that LSU automaticly wins the SEC West? Guess what LSU lost to both teams last year. What if a 3rd SEC East team was added to a 9 game schedule? Then you would add Vandy, Ky, USC, Auburn or Tennessee. None of which are much stronger than say Arkansas. The strength of one division over the other would be reduced by the proper use of rotating teams. The current 8 game schedule allows for 6 division teams and 1 East Permanent team (UF)and ONE rotating team. That's simply ridiculous in a 14 team league.
I don't think that playing any SEC game as non-conference game is the answer either. I also think that playing these traditional games as divisional games adds to their appeal and adds to the value of these "traditional games". To play these games and say they don't count in the conference standings is a joke. That will never happen and certainly not on a recurring basis.
It is so obvious that if these traditional games are so important to those fan bases then those teams should be in the same division. It's a no-brainer.
This post was edited on 7/23 at 9:02 am