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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: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Highpockets - you seem to take the all this so personally... Did your ex-girl friend run off with an SEC boy?  Knew it, you've got bitter beer face going on.  Go back to your cube at work & do some more surfing on the internet. 



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

And yes, we are well aware that golf is a sport. In fact our men's and women's golf teams were both ranked #3 in the most recent NCAA polls.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

MrHighPockets  - let's list the schools from BCS Conferences that are ranked behind Alabama for academics: Baylor, Indiana, Missouri, COlorado, Iowa State, TCU (next year Big 12), Florida State, NC State, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, Utah, Arizona State, OK State, Oregon State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Louisville, and more. Florida outranks Purdue, Michigan State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, SMU, Minnesota, Clemson, BYU, Iowa, Va Tech, and UConn. Among the BCS Top 10, the academics rankings are #1 Stanford, #2 Wisconsin, #3 Alabama.



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

WOW!  I know your momma is already mad at your invalid comments.  Obivously, you didn't look up anything from recent years.  You looked it up in you own written records - before the internet.  I know your mom is looking over your shoulder to help with the spelling.  LOSER!  That's original.  Again, spending - athletics.  Notice, Mr.  Invalid.  Alabama is not in the top 50 in academia even in your old records.  Oh, there I go again using big words.  Again, playoffs, no argument, only brag.  No playoffs, no brag, just voting and no academics.

Oh, and MR. Alabama (duh) everyone but you is aware that golf is a sport.  Tell Tiger, Bubba, Jack Nicklaus, Phil, that it's just a game and not a sport.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Ok State should stick to Golf. They do have some good ones in that sport oh I mean game.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

According to U.S. News College rankings, Vanderbilt is 17, Florida is 58, Georgia is 62 and Alabama is 75.  In the country.  I didn't look any further.  So I would say that not only are the SEC schools more than holding their own on the athletic fields, but not doing too bad in the classroom.  And that's from a non-biased source.  So you see, you are a tool.  And by the way, does your mama know you're on the internet down there in her basement?  Loser.  All the rest of your comments are hereby rendered invalid.




Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Wow!!  Let's get into the name calling!  I know that is all the SEC types can do!  Tool!  That's is something that you can't use other than a monkey wrench!  No one suggested bringing academics into the BCS until you (the tool) suggested it.  I don't know that LSU, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State or any other powerhouses could beat OK State without playing them.  Brag is just that - hot air.  Especially from SEC blowhards!



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Besides Vanderbilt (only kept in the SEC to be able to brag about academics), name another SEC know for academics.

Whoa, can't?  I knew it.  Had to go back to bragging about athletics..... 



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Unlike you, I do use deodorant.  My argument holds much water.  Since there is NO playoff (like the NFL) besides the schedule in the conferences, then yes if you do not at least win your division, the national championship is not a possibility.

If there was a playoff (like college basketball) then you don't have to win your conference or division to get to the national championship.  I KNEW I would have to explain it to you!  

Your argument stinks since you are a fan of Alabama (duh)! 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Actually you are mistaken.  The SEC has quite a few schools that are known for academics, in addition to sports.  But let's face it, this is a sports page and I'm talking about the SEC's domination over the rest of the country in SPORTS.  Who is the tool that suggests the BCS championship game should take into consideration academics??  Perhaps you should go the chemistry blog or something.  The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of the nation knows where the top football is played.  That's why you have 2 SEC teams in the championship game.  The voters come from everywhere, not just Alabama and Louisiana.  They know it, I know it and you know it too.  On a side note, I would actually prefer to see LSU play OK St, but I digress.  OK St wouldn't put up all those points and their defense wouldn't be able to stop LSU.  Or Alabama for that matter. 


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