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Geographically that doesn't make sense. The only reason they'd leave Bama in the West would be some kind of perceived competitive balance. That is possible, but I'd call it unlikely.
This. People that think Bama and Vandy are gonna trade spots just have wishful thinking. No way that happens. Allburn goes to the East, TXAM and Mizzou to West, SEC goes to 9 game conference schedule and we roll on....
I am not claiming I am right, I am saying I don't get it.
And assuming we go back to the 2 permanent opponent schedule...TAMU -- Georgia, VandyMizzou -- Auburn, KentuckyArk -- So Car, TennesseeLSU -- Florida, SoCarMiss -- Vandy, GeorgiaMiss St -- Kentucky, FloridaBama -- Tennessee, AuburnAuburn -- Mizzou, AlabamaVandy -- Miss, TAMUTenn -- Alabama, ArkansasKentucky -- Miss St, MizzouSo Car -- Arkansas, LSUGeorgia -- TAMU, MissFlorida -- LSU, Miss StThere I'm done
I personally think you should do away with the "permanent" east opponent. The bigger the conference gets, the harder it is to play all of the conference foes every 3-4 years. Plus, if a team like Vandy or LoL Miss is on your schedule permanently, there is a strength of schedule advantage that is permanent, (provided the hoot is still over in oxfart).
While I agree there is a scheduling advantage, there are some pretty long-standing rivalries that would go away if that happened.GA/AUBama/UT
This fear of Bama is just plain retarded. Keep in the west...they won't beat us every year. Two years ago we were not that great and still played with them for a half. Last year we should have beaten them and then literally gift wrapped the ball and tossed it up to them to give the game away. This year they were clearly better but some special teams plays made it look worse than it really was, and it made it worse that our biggest weaknesses (OL and RB) are pretty much the worst places to have a weakness against a team like Bama. I'm fine with the Missouri move because it'll be fun in basketball and we'll probably have a ton of fans at football games in Columbia, but everyone wanting to move Bama to the east is just being reactionary.
What's funny is the two rivalries you mentioned are pretty much the only reason the permanent schedule was done in the first place.I mean, what other east/west rivalry is there?
LSU/UF would like a word with you.
In the same article a few weeks ago where Auburn said it would go east if needed, it was said that permanent cross division opponents would be eliminated. That means that Alabama and Auburne HAVE to be in the same division. And of course, the most geographically sound division of the teams when A&M and Mizzou are added would have Vandy in the West and Auburn, Alabama, and Tennessee all in the East. A line straight up the western border of Alabama would accomplish that.
So, for those of us who don't know the minute-by-minute, is Missou "in the chute" towards joining the SEC, or is all this talk just based on the bluster around them resigning from the Big XII boards and "exploring possibilities"?I'll hang up and listen.
Auburn and Alabama took a 41 year break in their rivalry.
Shirley you concede that college football is in a different place now.The Iron Bowl is a big ratings getter.
Basically I'm just saying fuck Alabama and Auburn. I hope they get split and don't get their regular game.
Yeah. Auburn has no say in anything. They are to Alabama what A&M is to Texas.But Alabama has enough stroke to ensure they get the Iron Bowl and the Tennessee game if they want it, however they want it.
Even though Tennessee, LSU & Florida would argue this - Alabama is to the SEC what Texas is to the Big 12 in influence.(there are several reasons the conference offices are in AL - one of them is obvious.)
If Mizzou leaves the Big 12 will be looking to expand. According to ESPN's source they're considering BYU, Louisville, WVU, TCU, and.........wait for it........Tulane Green Wave!! wtf?
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