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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 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

OOOOOOOOH!  Idiot!  That's mature!  The power house Iowa State played OK State at their place and you used that as an excuse for Alabama (duh) to play in the national championship.  Do-over, can you spell that?  I'm sorry you don't spell in Alabama!

Just take and HUGE chance and see if the brage is really true.  Yes, the Big 12 does play offense (SEC doesn't know how to spell it) and the SEC has not led in sacks in the nation for at least 2 years probably more.  Has not had the best linebacker in the nation for at least 2 years.  Aren't both of those defensive measurements??  I'm sorry I thought the SEC played defense?



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

So I guess in a playoff a team could never lose to another team during the regular season and beat them in the playoffs. I came name a number of times this has happened in college basketball, baseball etc.  College football just so heppens to not have a playoff but they do there best to get the best two teams in the championship game. Just happens this year it is two from the same conference. Your argument stinks.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

The SEC is not known for their academics outside of Vanderbilt. But neither is the Big12.




Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Because they did not lose to that power house Iowa state idiot




Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Ok State gave up more than 24 points in 9 games. If LA/lAFAYETTE can score 33 against that tough Defense i am sure LSU or Alabama could put up ove 40. The big 12 just plays offense exciting to watch but they would not win a NC.



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Other schools spend money on coaches and athletics like Alabama (duh) and then we're talking, YES!  However, most colleges spend money on academics.



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Pros versus college??  Way different rules, dude!  What is "Common man!"  What does that mean?  That is correct!  Without winning the division/conference, why should they be allowed in the championship game?  And it's spelled, "Come on, man!"



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Of a huge note >>>> LSU or Alabama "might" beat OK State.  I might agree earlier in hte year, but try covering Justin Blackmon now.  Try stopping their running back.  Try scoring against their defense now.  And which conference claimed the Heisman Trophy this year?  Was that the SEC?  Nope, just another voted on award.......like the national championship.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Green Bay or the Saint Louis Cardinals did not win their divisions either. So your argument is they should not be champs either I guess. The Only game Alabama lost was at home to far and away the best team in the country. Their Kicker missed three field goals. Ok State lost to Iowa State. Common Man!



Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Knucklehead!  Try women's BB, try track and field, try baseball more than two years, try men's BB, etc.  Knuck;lehead!  Since Alabama (duh) blew their one chance with LSU, this is not a true national championship.  This is just the infatuated (I know you Alabam types don't know what that is) sprts writers giving Alabama a "do-over".  Take a HUGE chance on OK State and see if the Bayou Kitty Cats could stay with them at this point in the year.  It would be a much more interesting game than watch a replay of the game that was played earlier in the year.  What a bust!


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