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Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Posted on: December 23, 2011 5:37 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The long wait to see exactly how the SEC has corralled its new 14-team monster of a league into its 2012 football schedule -- and on short notice, no less -- should be almost over.

According to a report Friday from Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun, the finished 2012 SEC schedule "is expected to be released Monday." The SEC's official Twitter feed confirmed Thursday that the schedule is in its "final stages" but would not be made public until after Christmas.

But to believe the sources who have spoken to Dooley, the process has already gone past those "final stages" to "completed." Among the impacts of the last-minute addition of Missouri to the SEC East, Dooley reports, is that Florida won't receive the returned home game from their cross-divisional rotation trip to Auburn this past season--nor will they get their new, expected rotated-in matchup against Ole Miss. Instead, the Gators will face only two West opponents (Texas A&M and annual cross-division rival LSU) while adding Missouri to their East slate.

Assuming that information is correct, it will put to bed once and for all the notion -- advanced in November by no less than South Carolina president Harris Pastides -- that the SEC is moving to a nine-game conference schedule for 2012. The SEC moved quickly to quash that suggestion at the time, and Mike Slive told the Birmingham News Thursday that he "[doesn't] sense any interest" in moving beyond the current eight-game arrangement.

But neither that statement nor the eight-game 2012 slate rules out a nine-game schedule in the league's future. Slive also confirmed that the 2012 schedule is intended as a one-year stopgap before the 2013 slate establishes the SEC's future divisional rotations, and pointedly added "Who knows what the future holds?" when asked about the possibility of nine games.

So some of the nagging questions about the new look SEC will (very likely) be answered on Monday. Some, though, are going to linger on for a good deal longer than that.
Comments

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 2:07 am
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

the ncaa needs a playoff ASAP!



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

By the way, let me know who wins this year's game, because I'll be one of the hopefully millions of fans who will not be watching.
Why stop now? Was it any more fair last season? Or do you just hate SEC teams?



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Well I am sure that it comes down to money. Your pond only has 54000 seats and you squeeze an extra 5000 foul feathered friends in. When you add another 40000 seats call us back. Sorry but we can just play a closer school and get the same cash.....and let's be honest that's really what motivates ADs.



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

This will be the lowest-rated NC game in recent memory hahahahahaha...



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Why play a schedule?  Just have the SEC put out a press release to let the the BCS voters know who the top 2 teams are, let them practice all year, then put them in the National Championship Game.  That's pretty much what the BCS does anyway.  By the way, let me know who wins this year's game, because I'll be one of the hopefully millions of fans who will not be watching.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

you really should look at stats before you start on a subject you have not researched. according to collegefootballpoll.com (used by the bcs by the way) the big 12 has the hardest overall schedules in the ncaa. sec played 16 of 48 ooc games vs bowl elegible teams. big12 played 14 of 30. that is 33% sec , 47% big 12. cfb poll has big12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11 and 15 for sos difficulty. some one does not know what they are talking about, and i trust someone that does it a for a living. you also should know big12 only picks 3 ooc vs 4 ooc for the sec. what is worse  than playin 4 cupcakes? playing 5. conf with only 8 teams get to pick 5 ooc. so what do we have. some conf play 3 some play 4  and some play 5. folks it aint a level playing field. you mention navy, louisville and la tech. all are ranked below tulsa. tulsa lost 4 games my friend. ok, ok st, boise and houston (combined 43-6), they are apretty good team whether you know it or not. it sounds like you may be big12 hater.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Blah blah blah, whine whine whine....about the SEC schedule.  If these other "powers" from the BCS conferences were so good then they wouldn't lose some of the games they continue to lose year in and year out!  Ok St would have found a way to beat Iowa State if they were championship caliber.  Oregon lost 2 games to LSU and USC.  USC is so great but oh yeah they lost to that "powerhouse" Arizona St and Stanford.  Oh they are also on probation...LOL.  Stanford lost the only game that mattered versus Oregon at home no less, and it wasn't even close.  Who else can all the SEC haters use in their argument?  Get over it already!!!!!  



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Well put!  Thank you.  I am so sick and tired of all these whiners talking about the SEC OOC schedule.  It is no more "cupcakey" than the "PAC whatever" or any other BCS conferences!



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

I bet Florida well not not play a non SEC team out side the state of Florida agian this year



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Well, Gator, my Ducks did put up a very good fight against Auburn last year.  Go back and watch it, I think we played them better than Alabama did.  Even though the Ducks didn't look ready to face LSU at the beginning of this year, I would say that the Ducks were the closest to winning against the SEC in the National Title game in a long time.  


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