The SEC meetings are in Destin, Florida this week, and several reports indicate that the conference is still considering changing Alabama’s 2010 football schedule.
Why would the SEC alter Alabama’s 2010 football schedule? Six of Alabama’s last seven opponents, all SEC teams, have an open date before playing the Crimson Tide.
Those six games are South Carolina (away), Ole Miss (home), Tennessee (away), LSU (away), Mississippi State (home) and Auburn (home). The Tide does have an open date between Tennessee and LSU. They also play Georgia State the week prior to Auburn.
TideSports.com spoke with Bama AD Mal Moore, who stated:
“I don’t know anything yet, but I am still hopeful,” Moore said. “The commissioner (Mike Slive) is still working on a couple of possibilities. It would have to be done relatively soon at this point, though.”
SEC Associate Commission Mark Womack acknowledged that negotiations were still ongoing with some teams, including non-conference teams, about altering their schedules to assist Alabama.
As a result of the discussions involving Alabama’s schedule, the 2010 SEC Football Schedules have not been officially released by the conference. They should be as soon as this situation is resolved.
What do you think? Will Alabama’s schedule be changed? Should it be changed at all?