Nick Saban has been advocating for the SEC to add another game to the conference schedule, pushing the total to nine. Now, the Alabama coach has support from one of his school’s top rivals.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn also wants another SEC game added to every team’s slate.

“I’ve changed my tune. I’m all for the SEC having nine conference games to equal out the league as far as schedule,” Malzahn told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Thursday at SEC Media Days in Atlanta. “I think Nick’s been the only one for it.”

SEC schedules currently consist of eight games — six games against divisional opponents, one against a permanent rival from the other division and one against a rotating opponent from the other division. That was the preference when the SEC last conducted a review of scheduling in 2014, according to Dodd.

The SEC has played eight conference games since 1992, the year it added South Carolina and Arkansas to expand to 12 teams. Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 teams play nine conference games.

“I think it’s the best for us moving forward,” Malzahn told Dodd. “I think it would put more equity as far as strength of schedule in the conference.”

According to Malzahn’s comments to Dodd, the “negative part” of adding a game to the conference schedule would be that each team would have to play five conference road games every other season.

Malzahn, who signed a seven-year, $49 million deal to remain Auburn’s coach, told Dodd that he changed his mind on adding a game to the conference schedule “recently.”