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Aaron Brenner @wareagleextra RT@SethEmerson Nick Saban the 1st SEC coach to publicly favor a 9-game schedule. Others still vehemently against it. LINK

Aaron Brenner @wareagleextra Saban on SEC 9-game: "Strength of schedule is going to be a big part of what happens in the future. So let’s make everybody play everybody."




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NorthGwinnettTiger
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Me too.





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Who's the opposition to it exactly?





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inbeforelsufansbitchaboutscheduling






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Who's the opposition to it exactly?

wasnt he opposed to it last year

ETA: last year he was in favor. but I seem to recall him being opposed to it in the past



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This way the REC can give Bama 5 home games and LSU 4 imho





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He also wants to play two out of Vandy, Kentucky, and Mizzou every year to ensure Bama has a tough SOS





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As long as Bama can keep Tenn on the schedule, I don't see a problem with this. You have to allow the greatest rivalry in sports to remain or it's not worth the change.





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Who's the opposition to it exactly?


Mark Richt and Steve Spurrier are open to it.
Will Muschamp is against it.
James Franklin is a "huge believer" in staying at 8 games.
Les Miles wants random computer generated cross-division 8 game schedules.


None of the others are quoted.






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LSU owns all the real estate in your head..






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9 games is a bad idea.





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Who's the opposition to it exactly?

Franklin, Richt, and Muschamps
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"I'm not for a nine-game schedule. I don't think it's best for our league," Florida's Will Muschamp said. "It's too challenging with the in-state rivalry we already play. You add a ninth game (in the SEC), it's too difficult."

Vanderbilt's James Franklin described himself as a "huge believer" in keeping it at eight games. His reasoning is that it allows more flexibility for programs like his that are trying to rebuild, as well as the powerhouses trying to build up their playoff resume'.

Georgia's Richt has also leaned towards eight games, but on Thursday he deferred to Slive.

"That's for our commissioner to decide.," Richt said "We have our meetings coming up. I mean just hearing him say that means we're gonna discuss that."

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Good one.






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Still doesn't solve the inequity of LSU playing Florida every year.
Eliminate permanents and then let's talk






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I can definitely see how Florida would suffer, but we're about to have an SEC-ACC/Big 12 challenge that would put a tougher OOC game on everyone's schedule, so that would even it out.

Richt just sucks, pretty much






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Rivals are overrated





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Still doesn't solve the inequity of LSU playing Florida every year.
Eliminate permanents and then let's talk

Welp
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The benefit of a nine-game schedule is it would allow more room for the three most heated permanent cross-division rivalries: Georgia-Auburn, Tennessee-Alabama and LSU-Auburn.

Slive was asked if those needed to be protected. The commissioner thought for a second before answering.

"We have (protected them)," Slive said, looking at this reporter, smiling, and adding: "So far."

In other words, the heated debate over scheduling at last year's meeting has not settled down. Those at schools with cross-division rivalries, like Georgia and Auburn, want to protect them and do so within an eight-game format. Those who don't have an arch-rivalry in another division would prefer mixing it up.

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9 game is a reality - you can bet that was mentioned with the SEC network discussions and more inventory for the SEC network.





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Posted by nicholastiger Still doesn't solve the inequity of LSU playing Florida every year. Eliminate permanents and then let's talk


If serious burn in hell






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An extra conference game makes it harder for coaches to keep their jobs, will screw some teams out of a home game every year, and will hurt playoff chances.





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