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    Looks like the permanent rivals has the momentum. I like it best as well. Interesting that OU and Texas are not attending these meetings when this seems like a decision we would want to be a part of.

    SEC football schedule models: 9 conference games? No divisions? Fixed opponents?



    By Aaron Suttles and Seth Emerson
    May 17, 2022

    123

    There’s an official “transition timeline” the SEC developed for the addition of Texas and Oklahoma, a copy of which was obtained through a FOIA request. The first phase of that timeline is approaching and is fairly clear: “Finalize future scheduling at SEC spring meetings.”

    That would be in two weeks. Of course, when you get athletic directors and presidents from 14 schools — the new guys aren’t listed as attending — it may be hard to arrive at a consensus on all these issues. But the conference has been working at it for a while, looking at around 30 different scheduling models before whittling it down, so it is possible that the full plan for 2025 and beyond is adopted at the meetings in Destin, Fla.

    SEC presidents and athletic directors will be given the options. Now it’s decision-making time. Based on intel from around the conference, here’s a primer on what to expect:
    Will the SEC go to nine conference games?


    Probably, though it’s not certain. This is the most straightforward decision before the league, and one where everyone should arrive ready to vote on first. There could still be resistance, especially from teams that annually fight for bowl eligibility, but other priorities may win the day.

    In an ideal world, the College Football Playoff would have already expanded or at least detailed the format for an expanded playoff so the athletic directors and presidents could make the decision most advantageous for the conference. That’s why SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will go to the wall protecting as many at-large berths as possible due to a potentially more difficult course through the SEC. Going to nine conference games means another loss for half the teams, which will also affect bowl eligibility.

    For a multitude of reasons, the best move forward is likely nine conference games. It benefits fans with a better schedule. For the players, it helps get them around the conference with more regularity. It seems like the best plan, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be on board.
    Will divisions be eliminated?


    Most likely, because keeping divisions appears incompatible with the main goal of the new scheduling format: teams being able to play each other more often.

    Even if the SEC went to a nine-game schedule but kept divisions, that would still mean only two cross-division games per season in an SEC with two eight-team divisions. Some teams would go seven years between trips to other conference schools, which is still better than now — Georgia has never been to Texas A&M, which joined in 2012 — but it would mean an SEC player never visiting some conference venues during their career.

    If divisions are eliminated but each team is given three permanent opponents, the other six opponents (in a nine-game schedule) could be rotated to allow for each team to play each other at least twice, home and away, over a four-year period.

    For that reason, it appears the conference office is expected to present to athletic directors that it’ll be a choice between keeping divisions or having scheduling variability.
    What about pods, or four divisions?


    Nothing can be ruled out. The pod idea has been floated for years. It’s basically four divisions of four each, but only for scheduling purposes. The SEC has actually heard the possibility of a four-division set-up, but the logistics of that make it unlikely.

    One scenario that’s been floated is using four-team pods that form into rotating divisions each year, for the purpose of determining the two SEC championship game participants. Pod 1 and Pod 2 in one division in one year, then Pod 1 and Pod 3 in in one division the next year, and so on.

    Again, this can’t be ruled out, but no divisions with permanent opponents seems to have more momentum.
    What would permanent opponents look like?


    The difference between this and pods is each team’s three permanent opponents would vary. First priority would be given to historic and geographic rivalries, trying to keep everyone as happy as possible.

    Let’s say it’s three permanent opponents each. Here’s a possible lineup:

    Three permanent opponents
    • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State
    • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas
    • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama
    • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU
    • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina
    • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina
    • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida
    • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina
    • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri
    • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU
    • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky
    • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt
    • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas
    • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU
    • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri

    And what if it’s four permanent opponents? A possible set-up:
    • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, LSU
    • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M
    • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss
    • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt
    • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee
    • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi State
    • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida, Alabama
    • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky
    • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Texas
    • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, South Carolina
    • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU, Auburn
    • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Oklahoma
    • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Georgia
    • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri
    • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas
    • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida
    What would tiebreakers be?


    If the conference does away with divisions, the tiebreaker rules come more into play to set the teams for the SEC championship game. The conference already has divisional tiebreaker rules for two-team and three-team ties. (You can see them here.)

    The conference has studied multiple models across the country, and they likely wouldn’t be vastly different from the current rules. However, if divisions go away, it seems much more likely that tiebreakers would be used more frequently.
    What does the decision-making process look like?


    The hope is have a “consensus of the league as a whole,” as one plugged-in administrator put it. So it’s not clear if that means a simple majority vote of presidents and athletic directors, or two-thirds vote, or SEC commissioner Greg Sankey just decreeing it.

    This isn’t the only item on the agenda in Destin, so ideally all the groundwork that’s been laid leads to some quick decisions. But if it gets bogged down on some decisions, the league could punt on any and all parts of it.

    Still, with all the work that’s already happened behind the scenes, the chances are good that as the meetings go on that consensus emerges on the major points, if not all of them. A definite plan doesn’t have to come out of Destin, but the hope is it will.

    #2
    All I know now regarding SEC scheduling this year is that the horns are one up on us out of the gate. They have a guaranteed quality loss we'll have to overcome.

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      #3
      Originally posted by soonergrad View Post
      Looks like the permanent rivals has the momentum. I like it best as well. Interesting that OU and Texas are not attending these meetings when this seems like a decision we would want to be a part of.

      SEC football schedule models: 9 conference games? No divisions? Fixed opponents?



      By Aaron Suttles and Seth Emerson
      May 17, 2022

      123

      There’s an official “transition timeline” the SEC developed for the addition of Texas and Oklahoma, a copy of which was obtained through a FOIA request. The first phase of that timeline is approaching and is fairly clear: “Finalize future scheduling at SEC spring meetings.”

      That would be in two weeks. Of course, when you get athletic directors and presidents from 14 schools — the new guys aren’t listed as attending — it may be hard to arrive at a consensus on all these issues. But the conference has been working at it for a while, looking at around 30 different scheduling models before whittling it down, so it is possible that the full plan for 2025 and beyond is adopted at the meetings in Destin, Fla.

      SEC presidents and athletic directors will be given the options. Now it’s decision-making time. Based on intel from around the conference, here’s a primer on what to expect:
      Will the SEC go to nine conference games?


      Probably, though it’s not certain. This is the most straightforward decision before the league, and one where everyone should arrive ready to vote on first. There could still be resistance, especially from teams that annually fight for bowl eligibility, but other priorities may win the day.

      In an ideal world, the College Football Playoff would have already expanded or at least detailed the format for an expanded playoff so the athletic directors and presidents could make the decision most advantageous for the conference. That’s why SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will go to the wall protecting as many at-large berths as possible due to a potentially more difficult course through the SEC. Going to nine conference games means another loss for half the teams, which will also affect bowl eligibility.

      For a multitude of reasons, the best move forward is likely nine conference games. It benefits fans with a better schedule. For the players, it helps get them around the conference with more regularity. It seems like the best plan, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be on board.
      Will divisions be eliminated?


      Most likely, because keeping divisions appears incompatible with the main goal of the new scheduling format: teams being able to play each other more often.

      Even if the SEC went to a nine-game schedule but kept divisions, that would still mean only two cross-division games per season in an SEC with two eight-team divisions. Some teams would go seven years between trips to other conference schools, which is still better than now — Georgia has never been to Texas A&M, which joined in 2012 — but it would mean an SEC player never visiting some conference venues during their career.

      If divisions are eliminated but each team is given three permanent opponents, the other six opponents (in a nine-game schedule) could be rotated to allow for each team to play each other at least twice, home and away, over a four-year period.

      For that reason, it appears the conference office is expected to present to athletic directors that it’ll be a choice between keeping divisions or having scheduling variability.
      What about pods, or four divisions?


      Nothing can be ruled out. The pod idea has been floated for years. It’s basically four divisions of four each, but only for scheduling purposes. The SEC has actually heard the possibility of a four-division set-up, but the logistics of that make it unlikely.

      One scenario that’s been floated is using four-team pods that form into rotating divisions each year, for the purpose of determining the two SEC championship game participants. Pod 1 and Pod 2 in one division in one year, then Pod 1 and Pod 3 in in one division the next year, and so on.

      Again, this can’t be ruled out, but no divisions with permanent opponents seems to have more momentum.
      What would permanent opponents look like?


      The difference between this and pods is each team’s three permanent opponents would vary. First priority would be given to historic and geographic rivalries, trying to keep everyone as happy as possible.

      Let’s say it’s three permanent opponents each. Here’s a possible lineup:

      Three permanent opponents
      • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State
      • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas
      • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama
      • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU
      • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina
      • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina
      • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida
      • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina
      • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri
      • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU
      • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky
      • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt
      • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas
      • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU
      • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri

      And what if it’s four permanent opponents? A possible set-up:
      • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, LSU
      • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M
      • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss
      • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt
      • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee
      • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi State
      • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida, Alabama
      • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky
      • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Texas
      • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, South Carolina
      • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU, Auburn
      • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Oklahoma
      • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Georgia
      • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri
      • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas
      • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida
      What would tiebreakers be?


      If the conference does away with divisions, the tiebreaker rules come more into play to set the teams for the SEC championship game. The conference already has divisional tiebreaker rules for two-team and three-team ties. (You can see them here.)

      The conference has studied multiple models across the country, and they likely wouldn’t be vastly different from the current rules. However, if divisions go away, it seems much more likely that tiebreakers would be used more frequently.
      What does the decision-making process look like?


      The hope is have a “consensus of the league as a whole,” as one plugged-in administrator put it. So it’s not clear if that means a simple majority vote of presidents and athletic directors, or two-thirds vote, or SEC commissioner Greg Sankey just decreeing it.

      This isn’t the only item on the agenda in Destin, so ideally all the groundwork that’s been laid leads to some quick decisions. But if it gets bogged down on some decisions, the league could punt on any and all parts of it.

      Still, with all the work that’s already happened behind the scenes, the chances are good that as the meetings go on that consensus emerges on the major points, if not all of them. A definite plan doesn’t have to come out of Destin, but the hope is it will.
      I like the new format, but rather just have 3 permanent foes, otherwise, swap South Carolina for either LSU or Tennessee for Thanksgiving Day weekend rivalry..?

      Originally posted by Velo Sooner View Post
      All I know now regarding SEC scheduling this year is that the horns are one up on us out of the gate. They have a guaranteed quality loss we'll have to overcome.
      That's called beating Texas as well... (& not having a loss to a lesser XII foe)... On the rare flipside that UT beats 'Bama a win for OU gets "SEC cred" justice eh..?

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        #4
        Originally posted by kopp0e View Post

        I like the new format, but rather just have 3 permanent foes, otherwise, swap South Carolina for either LSU or Tennessee for Thanksgiving Day weekend rivalry..?



        That's called beating Texas as well... (& not having a loss to a lesser XII foe)... On the rare flipside that UT beats 'Bama a win for OU gets "SEC cred" justice eh..?
        Yes these writers are pretty tuned in to the SEC decision makers. Was surprised to see that pairing with South Carolina. I wonder if the permanent rivals passes in Destin (which it seems it will) if the permanent rivals will be decided during this meeting as well. Still surprising OU and Texas would not attend what seems to be a pretty important meeting.

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          #5
          Originally posted by soonergrad View Post

          Yes these writers are pretty tuned in to the SEC decision makers. Was surprised to see that pairing with South Carolina. I wonder if the permanent rivals passes in Destin (which it seems it will) if the permanent rivals will be decided during this meeting as well. Still surprising OU and Texas would not attend what seems to be a pretty important meeting.
          Surely that has a "representative" that technically can vouch for Oklahoma & Texas, without the need to be affiliated with the schools directly by name..?
          Overall, the way SEC seems to work I'm sure they have the next few meetings needed while OU & UT are in XII where both can openly communicate..?

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            #6
            I don't care to play A&M every year nor Missouri, those are been there done that if we have to take one then make it Missouri and give us Arkansas and Tennessee as our other 2.

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              #7
              Originally posted by kopp0e View Post


              ...

              That's called beating Texas as well... (& not having a loss to a lesser XII foe)... On the rare flipside that UT beats 'Bama a win for OU gets "SEC cred" justice eh..?
              That was intended as just a joke about "quality losses". I hate having to use emojis to make it clear.

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                #8
                Originally posted by soonergrad View Post

                Yes these writers are pretty tuned in to the SEC decision makers. Was surprised to see that pairing with South Carolina. I wonder if the permanent rivals passes in Destin (which it seems it will) if the permanent rivals will be decided during this meeting as well. Still surprising OU and Texas would not attend what seems to be a pretty important meeting.
                I've been working through models, as well, and I have one with us ending up with South Carolina. Both of us are on the edges of the footprint. South Carolina really only has Georgia as a natural rival. They've been playing the East for almost 30 years now, but they're not high on the rivals list of the original SEC members. They're currently playing A&M as a cross-division rival.

                Of the schools in the SEC, we only have long histories with Texas, Mizzou, and A&M. The A&M series has mostly been played through our time in the Big 12. Arkansas makes sense as a rival, but they have existing rivalries with Texas, LSU, Ole Miss, Missouri, and A&M. We're not high on their rival list. We've played a bunch of the rest in bowls or random series, but not on a regular basis.

                Some of these schools have 4, 5, or 6 rivals in the SEC. We only have two or three.

                I don't think Joe C. or Chris Del Conte can be seen in person next month in Destin. They're trying to be the best Big 12 soldiers they can be while exit terms are up in the air. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a Zoom or Teams line open between Destin, Norman, and Austin, though. Or, we'll have a random assistant AD there in Joe C.'s place.
                Last edited by johnintx; 05-18-2022, 02:41 PM.

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                  #9
                  Just because OU/tx aren’t listed as being present, doesn’t mean they don’t have input. I’d bet we have representation in these meetings.

                  I like the idea of having rotating divisions and 3-4 permanent rivals on our schedule. That gives us more flexibility with scheduling. Whatever is decided needs to be fair for all involved. No funny business.

                  If we only have 3 permanent rivals, I’d want texas, aTm, and I don’t care who else. We do need some easy wins so maybe Missouri. The schedule rotation needs to be as balanced as possible so there are no competitive disadvantages.

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                    #10
                    I would prefer Arkansas over A&M. Feel like Arkansas would make a great natural rival. Not into playing A&M ever year.

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                      #11
                      Agree with Hank on Missouri.

                      However, I would much rather have Pig than Ag. A more natural rivalry that could blossom into a really fun situation. (I do realize playing Ag might be better for recruiting though).

                      South Carolina would suck. OU fans couldn't care less about South Carolina and never would. The other thing I don't like about it is that it will be a haul to most SEC road destinations if one is driving and having a biannual trip to Columbia, SC would make that situation way worse. Pig, Ag, COMO, Dallas (For RRS) are all easily drivable. I wish they would take that into consideration.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ruprecht View Post
                        Agree with Hank on Missouri.

                        However, I would much rather have Pig than Ag. A more natural rivalry that could blossom into a really fun situation. (I do realize playing Ag might be better for recruiting though).

                        South Carolina would suck. OU fans couldn't care less about South Carolina and never would. The other thing I don't like about it is that it will be a haul to most SEC road destinations if one is driving and having a biannual trip to Columbia, SC would make that situation way worse. Pig, Ag, COMO, Dallas (For RRS) are all easily drivable. I wish they would take that into consideration.
                        thinking on the piggy rivalry reminds me of the story when we were playing them regularly back in the early 1900's in Fayetteville and they had a drunkard get out on the field with a pistol to keep us from getting in the end zone. i think it is the most natural rivalry for us after texsucks. call it the Arkansas River Shootout and be done with it.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ElectricSooner View Post

                          thinking on the piggy rivalry reminds me of the story when we were playing them regularly back in the early 1900's in Fayetteville and they had a drunkard get out on the field with a pistol to keep us from getting in the end zone. i think it is the most natural rivalry for us after texsucks. call it the Arkansas River Shootout and be done with it.
                          Was that the time we beat them 103-0?

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                            #14
                            So, our 3 big 12 chums and a place with a former coach that just left for there recently. Feels like lazy journalism unless it comes true. Then, it would feel like you might imagine feeling being a foster kid in a family in it for the check.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by boomersooner52 View Post
                              So, our 3 big 12 chums and a place with a former coach that just left for there recently. Feels like lazy journalism unless it comes true. Then, it would feel like you might imagine feeling being a foster kid in a family in it for the check.
                              I love the SEC. I think I have friends connected to every SEC school, either as an alum or as a fan. I've been to all but two SEC campuses. Even growing up in Oklahoma, I've followed the SEC most of my life. And I'm glad we're moving there. The market is driving a model with two major conferences: the SEC and the B1G. We need to be in one of them.

                              But, yeah, it feels like they're using us, Texas, A&M, and Missouri for the money. It's mutual: we'll get plenty of money out of the deal, too.

                              Arkansas and South Carolina joined in 1992. A&M and Missouri joined in 2011. Three of them have made the SEC championship game, but none of them have won it. They like having the newbies around, but the original SEC members haven't experienced a newcomer winning the football championship. They won't know what to do when it happens.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by johnintx View Post

                                I love the SEC. I think I have friends connected to every SEC school, either as an alum or as a fan. I've been to all but two SEC campuses. Even growing up in Oklahoma, I've followed the SEC most of my life. And I'm glad we're moving there. The market is driving a model with two major conferences: the SEC and the B1G. We need to be in one of them.

                                But, yeah, it feels like they're using us, Texas, A&M, and Missouri for the money. It's mutual: we'll get plenty of money out of the deal, too.

                                Arkansas and South Carolina joined in 1992. A&M and Missouri joined in 2011. Three of them have made the SEC championship game, but none of them have won it. They like having the newbies around, but the original SEC members haven't experienced a newcomer winning the football championship. They won't know what to do when it happens.
                                What would they do if we came in and won the conference and national championship the first year? Would they love us or hate us?

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Garbage Poster View Post

                                  What would they do if we came in and won the conference and national championship the first year? Would they love us or hate us?
                                  If we won the natty, they'd be glad to claim it. Most of them, anyway, except the Aggies.

                                  We're moving into someone else's house. The best way to make ourselves at home is to win.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by johnintx View Post

                                    If we won the natty, they'd be glad to claim it. Most of them, anyway, except the Aggies.

                                    We're moving into someone else's house. The best way to make ourselves at home is to win.
                                    I actually think they’d detest us. I’d imagine they’d all be pulling for whichever original school we play in the SEC Championship.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by ElectricSooner View Post
                                      call it the Arkansas River Shootout and be done with it.


                                      #BattleForTheOzarks..? (or) #BattleOfTheOuachitas..?

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                                        #20
                                        I wouldn’t mind Arkansas either but Missouri gives us an easy win on the schedule. Remember, we will have 5-6 other rotating conference games so building in an easy W every year will be helpful.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Garbage Poster View Post

                                          Was that the time we beat them 103-0?
                                          i think it was 1903. the beat us 12-0. it was in one of those undefeated books, the Jim Dent one i think

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Garbage Poster View Post

                                            I actually think they’d detest us. I’d imagine they’d all be pulling for whichever original school we play in the SEC Championship.
                                            Oh, they'd definitely root for the legacy member in the CCG. Unless we're playing Alabama, then the Auburn people would be for us.

                                            If we won a natty, though, most of them would come around. Except the Aggies and maybe the Pigs.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by kopp0e View Post



                                              #BattleForTheOzarks..? (or) #BattleOfTheOuachitas..?
                                              I do like Battle for the Ozarks...don't know that people out of our region could pronounce Ouachitas. hell they can't even pronounce Chickasha neither.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Garbage Poster View Post

                                                What would they do if we came in and won the conference and national championship the first year? Would they love us or hate us?

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Velo Sooner View Post
                                                  All I know now regarding SEC scheduling this year is that the horns are one up on us out of the gate. They have a guaranteed quality loss we'll have to overcome.
                                                  Lol

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                                                    #26
                                                    Originally posted by LT-OU View Post

                                                    Lol
                                                    It is funny. It will be a given. I think. And a mutual opponent to OU to see where they may even stack up In the future.

                                                    It’s talked about regularly on tRant. Even the Whorns know what’s coming. They will play Bama better than OU in the RRR because of start of season and excitement.

                                                    It’s funny, one poster even said maybe they can be competitive before they get destroyed by OU. They don’t seem to like Sark there and already looking to fire. In that aspect, they already fit in.

                                                    But there is no doubt, that game with Bama will be fugly by the end of 4.

                                                    If Bama don’t win the NCS with their Defense they have coming and their offense with not only the winning Heisman QB(who couldn’t even do shit against that defense in the spring game) I’d be astonished. GA may be the only team to compete with them this year or maybe OSU. That’s about it. No one else has a chance.

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                                                      #27
                                                      I like the non-divisional format most with permanent rivals. Would prefer the permanent rivals to be at least someone drivable for a large part of OU fans which means SoCar would be a pretty big disappointment. Of course UT has to be one of them. And OU has a lot of fans and alumni in Texas so aTm makes sense too if not also for maintaining exposure in Texas for recruiting. After that, would prefer Arky due to proximity but Missouri is fine too since it’s also close (or both if we’re going to have 4 permanent rivals). I’m not particularly worried about needing an easy win in the group if it’s a fully rotating schedule for the rest.

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                                                        #28
                                                        Let it be known, let it be said, Bama defense is going to be unreal good. And I’m not a Bama fan.

                                                        Whoever the starting QB is for Tx, QE? Will have more than a rough ass day. And That good RB? BR? Good luck.

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                                                          #29
                                                          I'm putting money on Texas, because Sark has all of Saban's secrets. Also, they're back.

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                                                            #30
                                                            Originally posted by SEC View Post
                                                            Let it be known, let it be said, Bama defense is going to be unreal good. And I’m not a Bama fan.

                                                            Whoever the starting QB is for Tx, QE? Will have more than a rough ass day. And That good RB? BR? Good luck.
                                                            I’m deeply conflicted by my hatred of texas and my hatred of SEC douchebaggery.

                                                            texas is a mediocre team and Bama is much better. However, this douchey post is … just really douchey.

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                                                              #31
                                                              Originally posted by SoonerHank View Post

                                                              I’m deeply conflicted by my hatred of texas and my hatred of SEC douchebaggery.

                                                              texas is a mediocre team and Bama is much better. However, this douchey post is … just really douchey.
                                                              How, Mr. Hank?

                                                              What part of how good Bama is going to be, especially on defense that I’ve eluded to, is douchey? Not to mention a Heisman winning QB on offense…

                                                              You folks here “just know!”…y’all don’t “LISTEN ”…

                                                              You know, you called me an “idiot” one time….I let that go. Caus sometimes I am. But calling me out again??
                                                              Last edited by SEC; 05-18-2022, 11:00 PM.

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                                                                #32
                                                                Originally posted by soonergrad View Post
                                                                Looks like the permanent rivals has the momentum. I like it best as well. Interesting that OU and Texas are not attending these meetings when this seems like a decision we would want to be a part of.

                                                                SEC football schedule models: 9 conference games? No divisions? Fixed opponents?



                                                                By Aaron Suttles and Seth Emerson
                                                                May 17, 2022

                                                                123

                                                                There’s an official “transition timeline” the SEC developed for the addition of Texas and Oklahoma, a copy of which was obtained through a FOIA request. The first phase of that timeline is approaching and is fairly clear: “Finalize future scheduling at SEC spring meetings.”

                                                                That would be in two weeks. Of course, when you get athletic directors and presidents from 14 schools — the new guys aren’t listed as attending — it may be hard to arrive at a consensus on all these issues. But the conference has been working at it for a while, looking at around 30 different scheduling models before whittling it down, so it is possible that the full plan for 2025 and beyond is adopted at the meetings in Destin, Fla.

                                                                SEC presidents and athletic directors will be given the options. Now it’s decision-making time. Based on intel from around the conference, here’s a primer on what to expect:
                                                                Will the SEC go to nine conference games?


                                                                Probably, though it’s not certain. This is the most straightforward decision before the league, and one where everyone should arrive ready to vote on first. There could still be resistance, especially from teams that annually fight for bowl eligibility, but other priorities may win the day.

                                                                In an ideal world, the College Football Playoff would have already expanded or at least detailed the format for an expanded playoff so the athletic directors and presidents could make the decision most advantageous for the conference. That’s why SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will go to the wall protecting as many at-large berths as possible due to a potentially more difficult course through the SEC. Going to nine conference games means another loss for half the teams, which will also affect bowl eligibility.

                                                                For a multitude of reasons, the best move forward is likely nine conference games. It benefits fans with a better schedule. For the players, it helps get them around the conference with more regularity. It seems like the best plan, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be on board.
                                                                Will divisions be eliminated?


                                                                Most likely, because keeping divisions appears incompatible with the main goal of the new scheduling format: teams being able to play each other more often.

                                                                Even if the SEC went to a nine-game schedule but kept divisions, that would still mean only two cross-division games per season in an SEC with two eight-team divisions. Some teams would go seven years between trips to other conference schools, which is still better than now — Georgia has never been to Texas A&M, which joined in 2012 — but it would mean an SEC player never visiting some conference venues during their career.

                                                                If divisions are eliminated but each team is given three permanent opponents, the other six opponents (in a nine-game schedule) could be rotated to allow for each team to play each other at least twice, home and away, over a four-year period.

                                                                For that reason, it appears the conference office is expected to present to athletic directors that it’ll be a choice between keeping divisions or having scheduling variability.
                                                                What about pods, or four divisions?


                                                                Nothing can be ruled out. The pod idea has been floated for years. It’s basically four divisions of four each, but only for scheduling purposes. The SEC has actually heard the possibility of a four-division set-up, but the logistics of that make it unlikely.

                                                                One scenario that’s been floated is using four-team pods that form into rotating divisions each year, for the purpose of determining the two SEC championship game participants. Pod 1 and Pod 2 in one division in one year, then Pod 1 and Pod 3 in in one division the next year, and so on.

                                                                Again, this can’t be ruled out, but no divisions with permanent opponents seems to have more momentum.
                                                                What would permanent opponents look like?


                                                                The difference between this and pods is each team’s three permanent opponents would vary. First priority would be given to historic and geographic rivalries, trying to keep everyone as happy as possible.

                                                                Let’s say it’s three permanent opponents each. Here’s a possible lineup:

                                                                Three permanent opponents
                                                                • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State
                                                                • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas
                                                                • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama
                                                                • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU
                                                                • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina
                                                                • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina
                                                                • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida
                                                                • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina
                                                                • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma
                                                                • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri
                                                                • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU
                                                                • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky
                                                                • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt
                                                                • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas
                                                                • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU
                                                                • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri

                                                                And what if it’s four permanent opponents? A possible set-up:
                                                                • Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, LSU
                                                                • Arkansas: Ole Miss, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M
                                                                • Auburn: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss
                                                                • Florida: Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt
                                                                • Georgia: Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee
                                                                • Kentucky: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi State
                                                                • LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida, Alabama
                                                                • Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky
                                                                • Missouri: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Texas
                                                                • Oklahoma: Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, South Carolina
                                                                • Ole Miss: Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU, Auburn
                                                                • South Carolina: Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Oklahoma
                                                                • Tennessee: Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Georgia
                                                                • Texas: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri
                                                                • Texas A&M: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas
                                                                • Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida
                                                                What would tiebreakers be?


                                                                If the conference does away with divisions, the tiebreaker rules come more into play to set the teams for the SEC championship game. The conference already has divisional tiebreaker rules for two-team and three-team ties. (You can see them here.)

                                                                The conference has studied multiple models across the country, and they likely wouldn’t be vastly different from the current rules. However, if divisions go away, it seems much more likely that tiebreakers would be used more frequently.
                                                                What does the decision-making process look like?


                                                                The hope is have a “consensus of the league as a whole,” as one plugged-in administrator put it. So it’s not clear if that means a simple majority vote of presidents and athletic directors, or two-thirds vote, or SEC commissioner Greg Sankey just decreeing it.

                                                                This isn’t the only item on the agenda in Destin, so ideally all the groundwork that’s been laid leads to some quick decisions. But if it gets bogged down on some decisions, the league could punt on any and all parts of it.

                                                                Still, with all the work that’s already happened behind the scenes, the chances are good that as the meetings go on that consensus emerges on the major points, if not all of them. A definite plan doesn’t have to come out of Destin, but the hope is it will.
                                                                Thank you very much for sharing the article. Very informative.

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Originally posted by SEC View Post

                                                                  It is funny. It will be a given. I think. And a mutual opponent to OU to see where they may even stack up In the future.

                                                                  It’s talked about regularly on tRant. Even the Whorns know what’s coming. They will play Bama better than OU in the RRR because of start of season and excitement.

                                                                  It’s funny, one poster even said maybe they can be competitive before they get destroyed by OU. They don’t seem to like Sark there and already looking to fire. In that aspect, they already fit in.

                                                                  But there is no doubt, that game with Bama will be fugly by the end of 4.

                                                                  If Bama don’t win the NCS with their Defense they have coming and their offense with not only the winning Heisman QB(who couldn’t even do shit against that defense in the spring game) I’d be astonished. GA may be the only team to compete with them this year or maybe OSU. That’s about it. No one else has a chance.
                                                                  Im not so sure about that. A&M went toe to toe with them last year and ended up manhandling them in the 4th quarter.Alabama was lucky the game ended when it did or A&M would have continued to stomp them. Auburn manhandled them for 3 1/2 quarters last year and it took Alabama 4 OT's to win. We will see soon enough how good they are but other teams are catching up and in some cases their equal. I am not a Alabama hater either. just calling it like I see it.

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Originally posted by amtc View Post

                                                                    Im not so sure about that. A&M went toe to toe with them last year and ended up manhandling them in the 4th quarter.Alabama was lucky the game ended when it did or A&M would have continued to stomp them. Auburn manhandled them for 3 1/2 quarters last year and it took Alabama 4 OT's to win. We will see soon enough how good they are but other teams are catching up and in some cases their equal. I am not a Alabama hater either. just calling it like I see it.
                                                                    Well, all I can say is trust me? This won’t be good. Bama is stronger this year. Their defense is in another level. Not to mention, and I’ll go ahead and ask, just to humor you, you know who won the Heisman trophy last year???

                                                                    yeah, it’s all funny. I’m just kidding. And we all laughing. And everything hillariois!! Haha LOL…What’s all the rest of the funny acronyms or symbols?? Ol, Smart ass Hank, think he calls himself SoonerHank thought all this funny with Bama…
                                                                    All I can say Is, being in the SEC, I see your and Hamps(Hankering)
                                                                    hopes, that Bama is “overrated “ and they won’t be that much..
                                                                    ”We have a chance!!” BY GAWD!!
                                                                    LOL!! For you and Hankster…Not only are both wrong, y’all fixing to get embarrassed..and get this(caus I like to say this) they going to make it hurt”…hehe

                                                                    You know what’s REAL funny?? Y’all probably think I am kidding. Or delusional.

                                                                    Quite the contrary. And I will remind you so…many times.

                                                                    IOW. I’d shut the fk up if I was you about Bama as of now. The more you dist em, the more they will beat that ass. Everyone in the BIG 12, and poor TX is about to learn the real hard way.
                                                                    Last edited by SEC; 05-18-2022, 11:58 PM.

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      Originally posted by SEC View Post

                                                                      Well, all I can say is trust me? This won’t be good. Bama is stronger this year. Their defense is in another level. Not to mention, and I’ll go ahead and ask, just to humor you, you know who won the Heisman trophy last year???

                                                                      yeah, it’s all funny. I’m just kidding. And we all laughing. And everything hillariois!! Haha LOL…What’s all the rest of the funny acronyms or symbols?? Ol, Smart ass Hank, think he calls himself SoonerHank thought all this funny with Bama…
                                                                      All I can say Is, being in the SEC, I see your and Hamps(Hankering)
                                                                      hopes, that Bama is “overrated “ and they won’t be that much..
                                                                      ”We have a chance!!” BY GAWD!!
                                                                      LOL!! For you and Hankster…Not only are both wrong, y’all fixing to get embarrassed..and get this(caus I like to say this) they going to make it hurt”…hehe

                                                                      You know what’s REAL funny?? Y’all probably think I am kidding. Or delusional.

                                                                      Quite the contrary. And I will remind you so…many times.

                                                                      IOW. I’d shut the fk up if I was you about Bama as of now. The more you dist em, the more they will beat that ass. Everyone in the BIG 12,
                                                                      OK! Im just telling you what I saw last year. Alabama was beat on the scoreboard and physically by A&M. (they got manhandled by A&M) Alabama barley beat Florida. Alabama struggled against LSU, Auburn should have won the game, it took Alabama 4 overtimes to win. Auburn, Florida and LSU were not very good teams. I feel very confident that Alabama will curb stomp Texas and I expect Alabama to be a very good team but other teams are catching up to them and some are equal or better.

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        Originally posted by amtc View Post

                                                                        OK! Im just telling you what I saw last year. Alabama was beat on the scoreboard and physically by A&M. (they got manhandled by A&M) Alabama barley beat Florida. Alabama struggled against LSU, Auburn should have won the game, it took Alabama 4 overtimes to win. Auburn, Florida and LSU were not very good teams. I feel very confident that Alabama will curb stomp Texas and I expect Alabama to be a very good team but other teams are catching up to them and some are equal or better.
                                                                        From what I’ve seen, they are better this year, even on defense. And they still have Young, that couldn’t do anything against that defense in their Spring game this spring and Saban had to calm the defense so Young and first string offense could make a gain…

                                                                        Hell, here man…and if you think for a second this is because Bama offense is shit, I can’t help ya…

                                                                        https://theathletic.com/3253993/2022...ll-game/?amp=1


                                                                        Alabama A-Day observations: How the defense overwhelmed Bryce Young, starting offense



                                                                        By Aaron Suttles
                                                                        Apr 16, 2022

                                                                        TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Chalk one up for Alabama’s first-team defense over the first-team offense.

                                                                        If we’re being honest, the entire offensive line should buy its starting quarterback a steak instead of the beans he’ll get as a part of the losing A-Day team. Heisman Trophy talent doesn’t matter when the five players up front couldn’t block we’ll enough to give Young and the Crimson a chance in the White team’s 25-7 win in Saturday afternoon’s annual spring scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

                                                                        The first-team defense, led by pass-rush specialists Will Anderson, Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell, had its way with a patchwork offensive line that was missing two starters (Emil Ekiyor and Darrian Dalcourt) and continues to have issues at the tackle spot with Evan Neal off to the NFL. Young was harassed all afternoon to the point where head coach Nick Saban removed Anderson from the field so the first-team offense could actually have a chance to compete.

                                                                        It wasn’t a coincidence that the only White team touchdown came when Anderson was on the sideline and Georgia Tech transfer Jahmyr Gibbs took it down the left hash for a 75-yard score. Those 75 yards represented 37 percent of the total yardage for the starting offense.

                                                                        “Fast is fast,” Saban said of Gibbs’ game-breaking speed and ability.

                                                                        This leads to the glass half-full or half-empty argument. Was Alabama’s starting offense that average or was the starting defense that outstanding? It’s an oft-asked query when a team’s starting units square off. It’s not all good or all bad, but one certainly seems more bankable than the other. This defense is pretty stout.

                                                                        Anderson is the best player in college football, and Turner seems a lot more comfortable and secure in his place on this team. What could add more nightmares to opposing offenses is what Saban revealed during the streamed broadcast of the game when he told ESPN color commentator Matt Stinchcomb that Braswell is a talented pass rusher too and the defense has packages where all three are on the field at the same time. They sacked Young a combined seven times Saturday.

                                                                        Saban said he views Braswell as a starter too, along with Anderson and Turner.

                                                                        “Probably the one thing that impacted the game as much as anything was the front seven on defense,” Saban said. “They’re further ahead of the offense line, with two starters out, only one starter back from last year.”

                                                                        In total, Young was sacked 10 times and completed 14-of-29 passes for 153 yards with an interception. He had no chance to sustain any offense because the offensive line simply couldn’t keep the pass rushers out of the backfield. It should be noted that A-Day rules require quarterbacks to be in a black, non-contact jersey, meaning that it’s essentially two-hand touch. But the point remains: The offensive line play was rough.

                                                                        “A lot of inexperienced players playing positions against guys who are pretty good players that are pretty good rushers,” Saban said. “That probably impacted the game a little bit. We’ll certainly try to improve that. I think we have. We’ll do it in recruiting. We’ll do it any way we can.”

                                                                        That doesn’t exactly sound like a coach thrilled with the prospects of the immediate future of the offensive line. But Ekiyor and Dalcourt will return and recent Vanderbilt transfer Tyler Steen will join the group soon to interject further competition into the unit.

                                                                        Saban did note that because of the realities of keeping things simple for a spring game and not showing too much to future competitors, the offensive game plan was kept simple, so the team couldn’t chip or help its tackles in any way. That would certainly have helped Saturday.


                                                                        This is just one article. And if you even fathom the Whorns have a chance on O in 4 quarters… ummm.

                                                                        Like I said, I’m no Bama fan and GA may be the only team that can stop them or compete. But here ya go…no
                                                                        matter the O line decencies. Nightmare situation.


                                                                        IMO, Horns will play them tough for about 2 quarters then their will will be broke, probably for the rest of the season. They will know after a couple quarters with Bama they have NO chance at a NCS game and then get ran over. Bama will absolutely soften their resolve for OU and the rest of that conference after that game. Bama will humiliate them worse than LSU did in 2019 caus not only will they not be able to run, pass or do anything on offense, they will get punched in the mouth, continuously like Cincy did and there is nothing more demoralizing (trust me) than getting run the fk over and nothing you or your team can do about it.
                                                                        Last edited by SEC; 05-19-2022, 12:34 AM.

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          Originally posted by SEC View Post

                                                                          From what I’ve seen, they are better this year, even on defense. And they still have Young, that couldn’t do anything against that defense in their Spring game this spring and Saban had to calm the defense so Young and first string offense could make a gain…

                                                                          Hell, here man…and if you think for a second this is because Bama offense is shit, I can’t help ya…

                                                                          https://theathletic.com/3253993/2022...ll-game/?amp=1


                                                                          Alabama A-Day observations: How the defense overwhelmed Bryce Young, starting offense



                                                                          By Aaron Suttles
                                                                          Apr 16, 2022

                                                                          TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Chalk one up for Alabama’s first-team defense over the first-team offense.

                                                                          If we’re being honest, the entire offensive line should buy its starting quarterback a steak instead of the beans he’ll get as a part of the losing A-Day team. Heisman Trophy talent doesn’t matter when the five players up front couldn’t block we’ll enough to give Young and the Crimson a chance in the White team’s 25-7 win in Saturday afternoon’s annual spring scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

                                                                          The first-team defense, led by pass-rush specialists Will Anderson, Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell, had its way with a patchwork offensive line that was missing two starters (Emil Ekiyor and Darrian Dalcourt) and continues to have issues at the tackle spot with Evan Neal off to the NFL. Young was harassed all afternoon to the point where head coach Nick Saban removed Anderson from the field so the first-team offense could actually have a chance to compete.

                                                                          It wasn’t a coincidence that the only White team touchdown came when Anderson was on the sideline and Georgia Tech transfer Jahmyr Gibbs took it down the left hash for a 75-yard score. Those 75 yards represented 37 percent of the total yardage for the starting offense.

                                                                          “Fast is fast,” Saban said of Gibbs’ game-breaking speed and ability.

                                                                          This leads to the glass half-full or half-empty argument. Was Alabama’s starting offense that average or was the starting defense that outstanding? It’s an oft-asked query when a team’s starting units square off. It’s not all good or all bad, but one certainly seems more bankable than the other. This defense is pretty stout.

                                                                          Anderson is the best player in college football, and Turner seems a lot more comfortable and secure in his place on this team. What could add more nightmares to opposing offenses is what Saban revealed during the streamed broadcast of the game when he told ESPN color commentator Matt Stinchcomb that Braswell is a talented pass rusher too and the defense has packages where all three are on the field at the same time. They sacked Young a combined seven times Saturday.

                                                                          Saban said he views Braswell as a starter too, along with Anderson and Turner.

                                                                          “Probably the one thing that impacted the game as much as anything was the front seven on defense,” Saban said. “They’re further ahead of the offense line, with two starters out, only one starter back from last year.”

                                                                          In total, Young was sacked 10 times and completed 14-of-29 passes for 153 yards with an interception. He had no chance to sustain any offense because the offensive line simply couldn’t keep the pass rushers out of the backfield. It should be noted that A-Day rules require quarterbacks to be in a black, non-contact jersey, meaning that it’s essentially two-hand touch. But the point remains: The offensive line play was rough.

                                                                          “A lot of inexperienced players playing positions against guys who are pretty good players that are pretty good rushers,” Saban said. “That probably impacted the game a little bit. We’ll certainly try to improve that. I think we have. We’ll do it in recruiting. We’ll do it any way we can.”

                                                                          That doesn’t exactly sound like a coach thrilled with the prospects of the immediate future of the offensive line. But Ekiyor and Dalcourt will return and recent Vanderbilt transfer Tyler Steen will join the group soon to interject further competition into the unit.

                                                                          Saban did note that because of the realities of keeping things simple for a spring game and not showing too much to future competitors, the offensive game plan was kept simple, so the team couldn’t chip or help its tackles in any way. That would certainly have helped Saturday.


                                                                          This is just one article. And if you even fathom the Whorns have a chance on O in 4 quarters… ummm.

                                                                          Like I said, I’m no Bama fan and GA may be the only team that can stop them or compete. But here ya go…no
                                                                          matter the O line decencies. Nightmare situation.


                                                                          IMO, Horns will play them tough for about 2 quarters then their will will be broke, probably for the rest of the season. They will know after a couple quarters with Bama they have NO chance at a NCS game and then get ran over. Bama will absolutely soften their resolve for OU and the rest of that conference after that game. Bama will humiliate them worse than LSU did in 2019 caus not only will they not be able to run, pass or do anything on offense, they will get punched in the mouth, continuously like Cincy did and there is nothing more demoralizing (trust me) than getting run the fk over and nothing you or your team can do about it.
                                                                          LSU beat Texas 45-38.

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            Originally posted by amtc View Post

                                                                            LSU beat Texas 45-38.
                                                                            Yep. I know. In Austin.

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                                                                              #39
                                                                              Originally posted by Ruprecht View Post
                                                                              Agree with Hank on Missouri.

                                                                              However, I would much rather have Pig than Ag. A more natural rivalry that could blossom into a really fun situation. (I do realize playing Ag might be better for recruiting though).

                                                                              South Carolina would suck. OU fans couldn't care less about South Carolina and never would. The other thing I don't like about it is that it will be a haul to most SEC road destinations if one is driving and having a biannual trip to Columbia, SC would make that situation way worse. Pig, Ag, COMO, Dallas (For RRS) are all easily drivable. I wish they would take that into consideration.
                                                                              Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State are all easily drivable as well.

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                                                                                #40
                                                                                Originally posted by SEC View Post

                                                                                Well, all I can say is trust me? This won’t be good. Bama is stronger this year. Their defense is in another level. Not to mention, and I’ll go ahead and ask, just to humor you, you know who won the Heisman trophy last year???

                                                                                yeah, it’s all funny. I’m just kidding. And we all laughing. And everything hillariois!! Haha LOL…What’s all the rest of the funny acronyms or symbols?? Ol, Smart ass Hank, think he calls himself SoonerHank thought all this funny with Bama…
                                                                                All I can say Is, being in the SEC, I see your and Hamps(Hankering)
                                                                                hopes, that Bama is “overrated “ and they won’t be that much..
                                                                                ”We have a chance!!” BY GAWD!!
                                                                                LOL!! For you and Hankster…Not only are both wrong, y’all fixing to get embarrassed..and get this(caus I like to say this) they going to make it hurt”…hehe

                                                                                You know what’s REAL funny?? Y’all probably think I am kidding. Or delusional.

                                                                                Quite the contrary. And I will remind you so…many times.

                                                                                IOW. I’d shut the fk up if I was you about Bama as of now. The more you dist em, the more they will beat that ass. Everyone in the BIG 12, and poor TX is about to learn the real hard way.
                                                                                You’re misquoting me, probably because you can’t read above a 2nd grade level. I said Bama was good. I also said texas was mediocre. I also said you’re a fucking idiot. All of those things are true.

                                                                                You infect every thread with your ignorant stupidity. You think you’re being folksy but your inability to read or write is just ignorance. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Originally posted by SoonerHank View Post

                                                                                  You’re misquoting me, probably because you can’t read above a 2nd grade level. I said Bama was good. I also said texas was mediocre. I also said you’re a fucking idiot. All of those things are true.

                                                                                  You infect every thread with your ignorant stupidity. You think you’re being folksy but your inability to read or write is just ignorance. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.
                                                                                  I swear “SEC” is some kind of troll bot.

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Originally posted by Garbage Poster View Post

                                                                                    What would they do if we came in and won the conference and national championship the first year? Would they love us or hate us?
                                                                                    HATE.

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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      Originally posted by SoonerHank View Post

                                                                                      You’re misquoting me, probably because you can’t read above a 2nd grade level. I said Bama was good. I also said texas was mediocre. I also said you’re a fucking idiot. All of those things are true.

                                                                                      You infect every thread with your ignorant stupidity. You think you’re being folksy but your inability to read or write is just ignorance. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.
                                                                                      He might be able to read at a 2nd grade level but he certainly can't type at one.

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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        F em. Hopefully you figure that it out one day. SEC can suck balls

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          All I know is whoever put this list together hates Auburn. They’re screwed!

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            A nine game conference schedule, please.

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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by MichSooner View Post
                                                                                              A nine game conference schedule, please.
                                                                                              At least.

                                                                                              No one cares to see GA or Bama throttle Georgia ST.

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                I read an article somewhere that stated that the 4 team pod system is loosing steam. Has anyone heard anymore about how the future SEC conference will be structured?

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Originally posted by amtc View Post
                                                                                                  I read an article somewhere that stated that the 4 team pod system is loosing steam. Has anyone heard anymore about how the future SEC conference will be structured?
                                                                                                  Yep. Divisions and even our own NCS game. I know that’s crazy but as GSankey said, SEC WAS the NCS game against one another last year…among a couple more..so wtf.

                                                                                                  Can’t do that and isolate. Need to expand. Believe that’s the reason he’s come out with at least 8. Erbody else is out and going to be a lot of thumping…Be glad OU gettin IN, even tho they may be receiving that thumping,,,along with a few more. And they will be.

                                                                                                  A lot being discussed right now.
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                                                                                                    #50
                                                                                                    If I remember correctly the SEC Commissioner said he wants to see more SEC teams play each other so divisions would make that difficult unless the SEC just plays SEC teams for the regular season. If they did that it would be a serious disadvantage to the conference because other conferences would have an easier path to the playoffs. Sounds like the 3 permanent rivals is the best format. I cannot see a SEC only National Championship Game.

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