Greg Sankey updates timeline for revealing new SEC football schedule
Greg Sankey gave an update this week on the timeline in which the new SEC football schedule will be released and how Oklahoma and Texas will be implemented for 2024, though the answer he gave was a vague one.
Sankey did make clear that he wants to come to a decision by the time SEC spring meetings finish up in Destin, Florida, in May. The structure that will be used after going through and evaluating tens of different types of models has now been narrowed down to a pair of options.
There will be either an eight-game slate with a permanent opponent or a nine-game slate with three permanent opponents. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out in the midst of conference realignment, but it’s clear some headway of note has been made.
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Waiting with bated breath
This really isn’t rocket science and they have had plenty of time to decide which format and which teams. It should be announced this week.
Consolidation is a more accurate word than realignment.
Start waving goodbye to the league if they go with 3 permanent opponents. The divisions will eventually cause potential breakup also. You can rotate 1 game, 2 games, 3 games, 4, 5, games per year, but 4.will work the best. 5 next best. 3, next best.
Yeah I don’t think anyone is looking to leave the SEC whatever they decide. There are a few teams that don’t really belong though that I wouldn’t mind seeing them replaced.
There is not a chance in hell of any of the schools leaving the SEC, no matter the format. Aren’t they the only conference the doesn’t have a grant of rights clause because they know nobody is leaving.
4 was never an option. 4 games with 5 teams must be played every year in the SEC: Bama vs Tenn, Auburn vs Bama, Auburn vs Georgia, and Georgia vs Florida. The SEC went so far as to make up cross divisional rivals just to protect those games when going to divisions. They’re not going to toss them aside now.