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With the SEC likely moving to a new scheduling format when Texas and Oklahoma come into the league, LSU head coach Brian Kelly told ESPN that he favors the nine-game model for 2024 because he "wants to play the best." Per ESPN:
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"I've been in this for three decades, and no disrespect to any of the other schools that we play outside of the SEC, but they just don't excite me," said Kelly, who is entering his second season at LSU. "I want to play the best. I came down here to the SEC because I wanted to play against Alabama. I want to play A&M. I want to play Auburn, the great teams, and in our new scheduling we get to play Alabama every year, Ole Miss every year and A&M, and that's really why I came down here. I want to play those games, and I think playing nine SEC games is great for your schedule, and it prepares you for the opportunity to play for a championship but also play for the national championship."
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Traveler14 months
Playing the best teams makes you a better team all around. Line ‘em up!
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MrWalkingMan14 months
What evidence is there to suggest that A&M is a great team, historically or present-day?
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ErnMcCracken14 months
crickets ??
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PureBlood14 months
tALIGNMENT
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FLBooGoTigs114 months
Yes Kelly has CHEST:)
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GoldenGuy14 months
Great Teams: Alabama, Auburn, A&M. Other Teams we Play: Ole Piss
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Spankum14 months
Kelly is comin….he ain’t backin down!
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WirelessMike14 months
Interesting take on the "pods" idea to promote evolving rivalries. I like the Arkansas rivalry, but I don't think LSU fans ever embraced it like Arkansas fans do, and I prefer the renewed aTm rivalry to Florida. As a short list of consistent opponents, I'm starting to warm up to it.
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TheFlyingTiger14 months
It's not a rivalry. Maybe the dumb arse trophy goes away now.
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CanebreakCajun14 months
CBK ran into the fire. Twinks like Lincoln Riley ran from it.
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ImBatman14 months
Lincoln Riley can't beat Tulane. He don't want any of the SEC.
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Florida State doesn’t excite me. Army doesn’t excite me. Grambling doesn’t excite me (but there dance team does).
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*their
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tigerbite214 months
It's ok, no English teachers on hear....haha...here.....
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TDHELPCENTER14 months
Maybe beat florida st. Before making that comment??
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Tigers4Lyfe14 months
Win or lose against them doesn't take away from who he wants to play.
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SouthernInsanity14 months
Guess we found the non-LSU fan.
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ImBatman14 months
He needs a help center. What a loser!
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TouchdownTony14 months
So this new schedule is official? I haven't seen a press release from the SEC.
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CallmeSteveo14 months
Get this man a set of purple n gold truck nuts
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LSUrme14 months
Letcha nutz hang.
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Ghost of Colby14 months
He ain’t scared
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wesman2114 months
I like the subtle dig on Ole Miss.

Still though, no reason we shouldn't play a purely geographical schedule which would have Ole Miss, MS. St. and Arkansas in my opinion.
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penman14 months
I do reckon Kiffin will catch Kelly’s dig/troll.
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MikeTheTiger7114 months
So is your thought that LSU being in a pod with Ole Miss, Miss St, and Arkansas while Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida form another geographic pod would be equitable?
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wesman2114 months
@MikeTheTiger71

No, I think a pod of AL, Aub, Tenn and Vandy is the most geographically accurate one. Fla, UGA, SoCar and Kent would be in the far east.

Out west you'd have OU, UT, TAM and Mizzou. Purely geographical. Cannot balance them based on historical tiers and obviously tradition is going by the wayside.
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