As predicted, SEC fans had a wide range of reactions to the new 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. With 8 conference games already every team’s schedule, it meant 2 new opponents. The 2 new games were revealed live on the SEC Network on Friday afternoon.

Two of the most talked-about teams on social media were Alabama and LSU. The Crimson Tide added a home game against Kentucky and a road game at Missouri. The Bayou Bengals added a home game against Missouri and a road game at Vanderbilt. Adding 3 SEC East teams who are not considered contenders for the 2020 division title predictably led to claims that the conference was protecting its top teams, as you can see in the tweets below.

Additionally, Missouri’s rough draw of adding Alabama and defending national champion LSU to its schedule was also a popular topic with many expressing sympathy for Eli Drinkwitz’s squad.