VIDEO: LSU coach Les Miles wants eight-game SEC schedule

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Les Miles does not want a nine-game game conference schedule in the SEC. (USATSI)
Les Miles does not want a nine-game game conference schedule in the SEC. (USATSI)

LSU coach Les Miles joined Tim Brando on the Tim Brando Show on Wednesday, giving his opinions on everything from championship expectations to conference scheduling.

The Tigers coach believes that the current SEC scheduling gives certain teams "unintended and unearned advantages" in the pursuit of a conference title. Miles would like to see the end of the permanent crossover rivalry game, allowing more rotation in the cross-division matchups.

Miles also voiced his support for an eight-game SEC schedule. SEC commissioner Mike Slive is open to discussing conference schedule expansion, but the coaches have conflicting opinions on the issue.

One reason the Big Ten decided to expand to a nine-game conference schedule, like the Pac-12 and Big 12, is to help boost the league's strength of schedule -- one of the key factors taken into consideration for the College Football Playoff. Miles argues that the league is strong enough, and a scheduling manipulation is not needed to produce national title contenders.

Check out the full video conversation below. You can catch the Tim Brando Show weekdays on CBS Sports Network.

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