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turnpiketiger
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How big will the series with Texas become?

Not only in football but also baseball and basketball. This is a natural rival to us coming into the SEC. Big fan base. Big money. Big games. Not gonna lie I’m pretty damn fired up for it. Oklahoma also but obviously to a different degree.

LSU VS TEXAS is going to move the needle. Prime time or 230 CBS is almost always guaranteed.


EasterEgg
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New Orleans Metro
Member since Sep 2018
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Possibly, but if they go with one permanent opponent from each pod, I think we get paired with Oklahoma and A&M gets paired with Texas. So we would probably only play them once every 3 years in football.


MAUCKjersey1
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
I would absolutely love TAM to get paired with Texas.


Tigercowboy
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
ATM getting paired with their big brother would be awesome


Scatback1
Member since Dec 2021
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Obviously nothing is official... All of the PODs I've seen floating around have

LSU, 8T4, Miss, and State.

OK, TX, Ark, Miz

Bama, AUB, Tenn, Vandy

UF, UGA, SC, KY


The only issue I see there is AUB and UGA are separated. I remember hearing that was a thing...


LSUHobNailBoot
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Member since Oct 2017
857 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Flip Aggies and Arkansas and it’s perfect
Restore old rivalry


jimbeam
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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Bama, AUB, Tenn, Vandy
lololol


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jafari rastaman
Member since Nov 2015
588 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
If we win 9 out of 10 games, this isn’t a rivalry.

Next question.


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Palomitz
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Miami
Member since Oct 2009
1264 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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8T4


I see what you did there, lol. Took me a few seconds to figure it out.


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LSUScores
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
When were the pigs a rivalry game for LSU? Surely you aren't referring to that fabricated battle of the boot.


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EasterEgg
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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The only issue I see there is AUB and UGA are separated.

But not if each team has a permanent opponent from each other pod. We would then have a 9 game SEC schedule and most rivalries remain intact.

My suggestion would be the following, wherein the columns are the pods and the row are the permanent cross-pod opponents. Georgia and Auburn play every year as well as A&M and Texas. Alabama and LSU remain. LSU and Florida remain. Ark and SC return. Miss State and Kentucky remain. Tenn and Kentucky remain. Alabama and Florida become a rivalry outside of the SECCG where they met more than anyone else. To me, this is the most obvious solution.

LSU Alabama Florida Oklahoma
A&M Auburn Georgia Texas
State Tenn Kentucky Mizzou
Ole Miss Vandy S Carolina Ark


GeorgeWest
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2013
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
The ONLY fair way to divide the SEC in fball and keep the Ala-Tenn-AU-UGA old rivalries is to:

(1) Move Ala and AU to the SECE and.

(2) Move Mizzou to the SECW and add OU/TX to the SECW.


spslayto
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Member since Feb 2004
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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LSU Alabama Florida Oklahoma


Yeah...I guarantee that won't be a pod


Tvilletiger
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re: How big will the series with Texas become?
I think LSU v Texas is going to become huge. There is no way both teams will not always be solid plus the fan bases.
The other sports will be great also. Good addition to our future schedules.


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EasterEgg
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New Orleans Metro
Member since Sep 2018
3954 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Not a pod. permanent cross-pod rivals


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Areddishfish
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Member since Oct 2015
3885 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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I would absolutely love TAM to get paired with Texas.


If they don't the politics are super strong.


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ATCTx
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Member since Nov 2016
732 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
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Flip Aggies and Arkansas and it’s perfect
Restore old rivalry


Scatback's is the one that makes the most sense. LSU will not be so lucky as to be the only lead dog in the four pods. They will make sure there are two solid lead dogs in each pod:
Okla-TX
LSU-ATM
Alabama Auburn (Tennessee)
Florida-Georgia

That is the easy part. The hard part is do you have permanent opponents in each of the other three pods or just rotate among the other 12 teams, where you'd play your permanent 3 pod opponents and then play each team every two years.

Or do you pick one permanent opponent in the other three pods? For example,
LSU-Arkansas, Alabama, Florida
ATM - Texas, Auburn, SC
Miss St - Mizzou, Tennessee, Georgia
Ole Miss - Oklahoma, Vandy, Kentucky

It won't be "fair" with permanent opponents but you preserve rivalries. Just depends on what is valued more: fairness or preserving rivalries....it's hard to do both.
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Scatback1
Member since Dec 2021
10 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Other than UUB / UGA, there really isn't any need for a permanent cross opponent. That crap was all designed to keep Bama and Tenn playing every year. Although, the certainly put some effort into the matchups.


ATCTx
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
732 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
Agree Scatback. AUB-GA and ATM-TX are the only two rivalries that matter. As an LSU fan, I'm fine playing Alabama/Florida every other year rather than annually. The SEC presidents have some difficult decisions to make. It's fun speculating though!


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Chef Curry
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Member since Mar 2019
1311 posts

re: How big will the series with Texas become?
I don’t understand the pod system. How do you determine the 2 teams playing for the SEC championship?


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