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fr33manator
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
104584 posts

If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Let’s just say you get full control over the 4 divisions.

How do you set it up?


Here’s mine

SEC

West:

LSU
Aggies
Texas
Arky

Mid:

Bama,
Auburn
Ol miss
Moo state

East:
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee

North:
Oklahoma
Mizzou
Vanderbilt
Kentucky

The Play.

I’m using LSU as my example team

It goes 4-3-2-1
Your pod: all 4 play
Your inner division rival Pod- 3 games (mid in my example) 2 permanent games, 3rd alternates between others.

Your cross division rival pod(East in my example)- 2 games. 1 permanent, the other rotates between remaining 3

Remaining pod-(north) alternate between 4 teams



On each schedule.
So LSU’s schedule would be

(West)LSU vs:
Texas
A&M
Arky each year

(Mid)
Bama
Auburn /each year
State and ol miss alternate

(East)
Florida each year
Alternate between GA, TN and SC

(North)
Alternate between Vandy, OU, Mizzou and KY


I kept mine sort of regional, but you can make whatever you want.

What you got?



lsutiger2010
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2008
14563 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Don't like that. So we get a road trip to Norman every 8 years. It's the same gripe about cross division rivals. Play your pod every year and make an even rotation for the rest.


LSURulzSEC
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Lake Charles via Oakdale ©
Member since Aug 2004
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re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
frick the pod system...2 8 team divisions...east and west...


The Hurricane
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Gulf of Mexico
Member since Aug 2011
5768 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
This is going to be it. You’ll play every team every four years. Play your pod and then play 6 additional games.

Ole Miss, State, LSU, A&M
Arkansas, Mizzou, Texas, Oklahoma
Auburn, Bama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky USCe



SPEEDY
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2005 Tiger Smack Poster of the Year
Member since Dec 2003
76096 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
If you doing a pod, throw all the recent Big 12 teams in the same one:

Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
Missouri



fr33manator
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
104584 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
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.2 8 team divisions...east and west



I don’t disagree with that at all but pods just seem more likely

Essentially putting the West and Mid pod and East and North pod into their own divisions pretty much makes it that.

Gives you 6 division games and 3 cross division games each season


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ctiger69
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Brazil/New York
Member since May 2005
30057 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
Missouri

These Big 12 schools should be in the same pod no matter what.



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Eat Your Crow
caught beneath the landslide
Member since May 2017
6911 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Pod 1:
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Kentucky

Pod 2:
Alabama
Auburn
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

Pod 3:
LSU
Texas A&M
Ole Miss
Mississippi State

Pod 4:
Arkansas
Missouri
Texas
Oklahoma


You play 9 conference games. 3 against your pod, a permanent opponent from each of the other pods (3 games), and then the final three games rotate.

You would play each team in the conference every three years, at minimum.

LSU schedule example:

Ole Miss
Mississippi State
Texas A&M
Alabama (permanent opponent)
Florida (permanent opponent)
Arkansas (permanent opponent)
rotating opponent (pod 1)
rotating opponent (pod 2)
rotating opponent (pod 4)


LSU, for example, would keep every annual game they have currently except for Auburn.


Mikethegreattiger
Member since May 2021
76 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Missouri,OU,Ark,Texas; Tamu,LSU; Ole Miss; Miss.St. Kentucky; Tenn; Vanderbilt; South Carolina. Al; Auburn; Georgia; Florida Let the last pod feel how it is to play each other every year


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KamaCausey_LSU
Member since Apr 2013
9434 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
With the amount of angst coming from Aggies that Texas is even joining the conference, I doubt they put them in the same division.


LSURulzSEC
LSU Fan
Lake Charles via Oakdale ©
Member since Aug 2004
69576 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
quote:

Alabama (permanent opponent)
Florida (permanent opponent)
Arkansas (permanent opponent)


there should be no longer any permanent opponents...


r0cky1
Member since Oct 2020
744 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
quote:

So we get a road trip to Norman every 8 years


Not sure why this is a bad thing. Every other sec school and town is far better than traveling to Norman. There is literally nothing there. Everything in Oklahoma is shite.


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MurphyEarl815
LSU Fan
Down the bayou
Member since Oct 2019
35 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
There is no way the SEC should ever have a North division.


duboisd
LSU Fan
Palestine, Texas
Member since Jan 2006
2487 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky
Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vandy
LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Miss St.
A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Mizzou


ctiger69
New York Yankees Fan
Brazil/New York
Member since May 2005
30057 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
quote:

With the amount of angst coming from Aggies that Texas is even joining the conference, I doubt they put them in the same division.





The scared little brother Aggies will do as they are told.


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redstickrick
LSU Fan
bawville
Member since May 2019
107 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
West:
LSU
Aggies
Texas
Arky

Mid:
Vandy
Auburn
Georgia
Ol Miss

East:
Florida
Moo St
South Carolina
Tennessee

North:
Oklahoma
Mizzou
Bama,
Kentucky

LSu would play within their division, plus one other division each year, with 3 permanent out of division opponents that we would play annually being Bama, Ol Miss and Florida.

Should keep everyone's main rivalries alive while also playing everybody in the conference frequently
This post was edited on 7/23 at 12:30 pm


duboisd
LSU Fan
Palestine, Texas
Member since Jan 2006
2487 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
You can play one other pod, then it switches each year. You play one team from each of the other two pods. So over a three year period you would play every team in the conference.


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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
54060 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
IMO Bama should get to keep either Auburn or Tenn... not both, just because.


duboisd
LSU Fan
Palestine, Texas
Member since Jan 2006
2487 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
I know tradition is flying out the window, but I'd like to keep it intact as much as possible. Florida-Georgia, Bama-Auburn, Bama-Tennessee, Georgia-South Carolina should play every year. It fits geographically except having to put Kentucky in a pod with Florida.


CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
54060 posts

re: If you had control, how would you set up the new 4 pod SEC adding UT and OU?
quote:

I know tradition is flying out the window, but I'd like to keep it intact as much as possible.
why...... there is no tradition between bama tenn that anyone on earth cares about.


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