Report: SEC still considering additions to potential conference-only schedule
Decisions are being made in the Power 5 conferences on Wednesday, especially when it comes to 2020 football schedules.
The ACC announced a 10-game league schedule with 1 opportunity for a nonconference showdown. Meanwhile, the SEC is reportedly considering a 10-game league-only schedule.
However, 247Sports reporter Brandon Marcello said nothing is finalized in the SEC and changes could still be made:
Nothing is finalized in #SEC. Don’t be shocked if ADs change mind on idea of conference-only schedule. As one source put it: “We’re in constant communication.”
SEC presidents and chancellors meet virtually Thursday morning.
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) July 29, 2020
Hypothetically, that could be a change that would allow the ACC-SEC rivalry games to continue this fall.
What if that doesn’t happen and the SEC plays a league-only schedule? Andy Staples says that might be a bad look for the SEC:
So here’s the deal with the SEC-ACC thing.
The ACC can always lop off the non-conference game if the SEC decides to go conference-only.
But everyone will know who backed out, and there are four SEC schools that probably would rather not deal with the local political fallout.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) July 29, 2020
There are still more meetings to take place in the SEC this week. We’ll see what the conference finalizes in the next few days.