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Kirby Smart shares his thoughts on SEC schedule models

SystemSystem Posts: 10,755 admin
edited May 2023 in Article commenting
imageKirby Smart shares his thoughts on SEC schedule models

Changes will be coming to the SEC schedule as Texas and Oklahoma join the league at the start of the 2024 season.

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    HemingweyHemingwey Posts: 3,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It would stink to not play Auburn and Tennessee (as well as Florida, of course) every year. Just my humble fan opinion.

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    GBALGBAL Posts: 768 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
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    HemingweyHemingwey Posts: 3,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited May 2023

    Very insightful comment that adds so much to the discussion! 🤪

    (No, I didn’t down vote.)

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,558 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Not concerned either way.

    I feel really bad for other teams that have to play Alabama and Georgia every year (Auburn...ouch)

    Will Florida continue to play LSU every year? If so, double ouch.


    Texas and Oklahoma about to get taken down hard. They better man up fast....

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    SpdawgSpdawg Posts: 344 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I would have no problem with getting rid of the permanent opponents all together. So you play a team every other year instead of every year. Not a big deal. Never understood the Auburn “rivalry” anyway.

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    VenomGAVenomGA Posts: 382 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I prefer the 9 game conference model. That way we play FL and AUB every year. Under the 8 game conference model, we would only play FL. Obviously, AUB would get AL as their annual opponent.

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    HemingweyHemingwey Posts: 3,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The Auburn rivalry goes way back… Vince Dooley played for Auburn…Pat Dye played for Georgia… but it goes back sooo much further. The game is literally The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. The first game was played on February 20, 1892, and the two schools’ football teams have played annually since 1944. 😉

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    BrooksieBrooksie Posts: 531 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    For the advertising execs, it’s not about the football, but how many people are watching. The BIG10 has a higher population base compared to the SEC. Tex and Okla adds a higher % than Vandy, ole miss, etc. those northern schools have a much larger alumni base if I remember. But I’m sure some crack stat-head will provide the “facts”.

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