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Former Auburn coach Pat Dye joined the Paul Finebaum show this week and said that SEC should realign its division by moving Missouri to the West and Auburn to the East. Per AL.com:
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"Just think about the inconvenience of the Missouri fans having to travel to the East to watch games on the road, of the families that want to go watch their children play," Dye said. "It just makes no sense for Missouri to be in the East.

"(Auburn is) on the Eastern part of Alabama. We're 30 miles from Georgia. We touch Florida and Tennessee, and we need to be in the East. And Missouri needs to be in the West. They could build traditional games with people that are closer to them, where the fans could travel. ... It's a tremendous disadvantage to Missouri being in the East."
LSU has played Auburn every year since 1992. The two schools have played each other a total of 50 times dating back to 1901.

LSU and Missouri played each other for the first time as SEC opponents last year, with the Bayou Bengals beating Mizzou 42-7 in Tiger Stadium. It was the second all-time meeting between the two schools.

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Alleyezon385 months
can we get in the east too? -LSU
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Tiger in Texas85 months
I agree with Pat Dye- totally insane that Missouri is in the East!!
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Tiger Prawn85 months
I say get rid of the divisions completely. Keep 3 rivals that you play every year, then play 5 other SEC teams one year...and the other 5 teams the following year. Top 2 in overall standings play in SECCG. This way it eliminates the unbalanced strength of the current divisions, and every team plays each other at least every other year. 4 year players will have the chance to play every team at least twice and play in every SEC stadium at least once. Right now, 4 year players can graduate never having played against 2 teams from opposite division and never traveling to 3 stadiums.
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TigerSpray85 months
Make me commissioner.... please, for the love of God and everything purple and gold.
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TigerSpray85 months
Four - four team divisions - SEC owes me money for this (Yes, bring in two more schools - Only I know which ones and if I'm commissioner.......)
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Pineville4185 months
SWAC
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lsutigertalk85 months
And this is all about sensibility and not wanting to duck playing through the West right?
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Placebeaux85 months
It makes no sense for Missouri to be in the SEC
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SthGADawg85 months
This is the correct answer...should have been another Florida school, a N.C. school, etc...coming into the East...not carpet bagging Missouri
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SamuelClemens85 months
Amen Placebeaux
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UFMatt85 months
I agree
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TaderSalad85 months
Careful, MIzzou could get offended and remain in their safe spaces with all this assuming going on.
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GOON85 months
He's not wrong
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Or we could just drop Mizzou from the SEC. Problem solved.
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Lexman185 months
Nice Randy Savage reference biglego! I understand geography very well people. Just trying to have a little fun.
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Luke85 months
Pat speaks the truth
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RedFoxx85 months
Pat Dye couldn't find his pants on a golf course. He shouldn't be telling anyone where to go.
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Lexman185 months
Who cares? I say: Play whoever, wherever. LSU fears no one. As Ric Flair once said: It takes the best to beat the best! I can't believe I just quoted Ric Flair! Lol
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biglego85 months
No one is talking about fear, macho man. It's about geography.
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monsterballads85 months
well he's right
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ImayGoLesMiles85 months
Pat dye is border line retarded and even he can see this. That should tell you something.
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skullopener85 months
Tennessee & Auburn should switch places. That way Bama can keep permanent East opponent as Iran Bowl and get to play Tennessee every year.
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Chitter Chatter85 months
So does that mean Dye wants AU to give up the Iron Bowl? Because either Bama is gonna have to give up playing Tennessee or Auburn if only AU goes east. The real question should be 'what does Bama want?'
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AtlantaLSUfan85 months
I want to hate it, but it makes sense.
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