I really wish/hope UAB could get their own stadium. Legion Field is such an ash tray.
Another weak SEC OCC schedule-but then what did you expect? It is not like they they are going to be in the national title hunt for the several years.
You are so right. They should be more like Ohio State and schedule schools like Army, Bowling Green, Tulsa, Florida Atlantic,and Tulane. I mean you couple those with that Big Ten schedule of Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois and you have a real contender!
SEC hate is old. The big difference today is that it is even more pathetic.
The SEC has the disgrace known as the SEC East (Vandy, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri). And in the SEC West, you have the most overrated football team in college football (Arkansas). Plus, Auburn is in shambles. So to recap, the SEC’s only teams are really Alabama, LSU, Alabama, LSU, and underachieving Georgia.
Again, you think state law requires Georgia to play Georgia Tech.
Everything you have to say is invalid.
All you do is whine. And all the SEC does is win. It’s a pattern. And it will continue this year as well. The SEC will win, you will whine and the world goes on. I mean, seriously, it’s 2016. We have the Internet. There really is no reason for you to remain so ignorant. You have had every chance to educate yourself and you have failed.
It must suck going through life like that. But I guess you are too dumb to even realize it.
While you call out the easier games that OSU schedules, you failed to mention the tough ones. To try and get your bias out of this argument on schedule here is a true look at OSU’s schedule vs. Tennessee OOC over the next few years:
OSU -16: BG, Tulsa, at Oklahoma OSU – 17: Oklahoma, Army, UNLV
Tenn – 16: App St, VT (n), Ohio, Tenn Tech Tenn – 17: GT (n), Ind. St, UMass, S. Miss
OSU – 18: Oregon St, at TCU, Tulane OSU – 19: Florida Atl, TCU, Cincinnati
Tenn – 18: WV (n), ETSU, UTep, Charlotte Tenn-19: Geo St, Chattanouga, UAB, TBD
You tell me who schedules better.
Why do SEC fanz avoid the significant details when comparing OOC schedules? Joe seems to forget that the B1G, B12 and P12 play 9-game conference schedules, whereas the SEC does not. Sure there are exceptions, but besides the OOC rivalry games (Fla-FSU, Geo-GT, SoCar-Clem). a higher ratio of SEC programs do not play on campus OOC home-home series compared to other P5 conferences (unless you’re only focusing on Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Mizzo, Miss St). A far higher ratio of SEC primary OOC games are scheduled on “neutral” fields. Until that balance changes to playing more OOC campus home-home series, the SEC deserves much of the OOC scheduling criticism which it receives.
So which “neutral” field games is Alabama lining up for 2019-21?
“So which “neutral” field games is Alabama lining up for 2019-21?”
Bama continuously being invited to these games is HUGE! Bama has the rareness of being so good that big cities like Dallas, ATL, & Orlando want them there, they bring fans, they spend money plus it is great for recruiting & is a big play check. You seem like someone that is already on here that is using another name since you sound exactly like them. Pretty sure you would not being complaining if your team was playing a neutral site game, you just want to complain about Bama.
Dil is one of those ‘football fans’ that think all Power Five teams are Oklahoma and Ohio State.
Clearly, they aren’t.
Teams in the Big Ten and Big 12 take weeks off in the conference schedule because the teams in their conference aren’t any good. So, playing 9 games against the likes of Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Texas Tech is not even close to playing Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and LSU. It’s not even close.
Let me know when your conference has as many players drafted year in and year out as the SEC and we’ll talk. Until then, your argument is invalid.
We probably won’t be hearing from Joe for awhile after his conference’s embarrassing performance last weekend. That said, props to Alabama for holding up their end of the bargain for the SEC, as they are clearly a top 4 team in the country. Aside from Alabama, this conference may be the 3rd or 4th best conference in the nation this year. People like Joe continue to push the perception of the SEC that may have been true 7 or 8 years ago, but is clearly a farce today. You need evidence? Not only did the SEC go a dreadful 6-6 out of conference, they went 4-8 vs. the spread, which proves perception is far from reality. I would argue the 2nd or 3rd best team in the SEC just lost to the 5th or 6th best team in the B10 on a neutral field; which is humiliating. Before you make the argument that it wasn’t a truly neutral field, remember that you have been arguing for years that the SEC wins neutral field games that are played down south. Cheers to the fall of the SEC!
LOL at Maverick calling Florida (10-4) weak. Florida was a national championship contender until Will Grier got suspended. 6-0 with him, 4-4 without him. Most teams don’t finish .500 when the starting qb is gone.
9 conference game people need to realize that STRENGTH of SCHEDULE MATTERS!!!
SEC 8 games + P5 > ACC 8 games + Notre Dame > B1G 9, Big 12-2 9, Pac 12 9
Let’s look at their wins to start 6-0: 1.) New Mexico State @ home, 2.) East Carolina @ home, 3.) @Kentucky who lost an out of conference game to Louisville, 4.) Tennessee @ home who lost out of conference game @ home to Oklahoma, 5.) Ole Miss who lost out of conference game @ Memphis. 6.) Missouri (who sucks)
Florida should go 6-0. Then they sucked the rest of the way. The SEC East was weak.
Also, the SEC plays the least amount of Power 5 games. ACC, despite 8 conference games, plays more power 5 games. The Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 12 play 9 conference games plus at least 1 power 5 OOC game on average. Great teams play 2 Power 5 ooc games. Get your facts straight, you clown.
By Maverick’s logic, Toledo was clearly the best team last year.
I mean, the beat Arkansas. And Arkansas beat LSU. And LSU beat Florida. Florida beat Ole Miss. And Ole Miss beat Alabama, so clearly Toledo would have beat Alabama but Alabama was too chicken to play Toledo.
It’s rigged I tell you… RIGGED!
Isn’t it funny, though… His ignorance is probably what makes him so bitter… But he doesn’t have to remain ignorant. He just chooses to at this point.
Just happy to see the Blazers scheduling games.
Yep, hopefully one day they can get their own stadium.
Just don’t have the Alabama legislators and Alabama boosters shut them down again.
It was the University of Alabama Board of Trustees that shut them down led by Paul Bryant Jr.. The Alabama Legislator had nothing to do with it Maverick.
Dude, they are the same people. Bama is a state school too. Read a book. Study history. Stop being naive. These things have been down multiple times over the years. It’s all about money!
It is very important to have your 3 cupcakes lined up well in advance. Be sure and use that 7th home game as an excuse to avoid the type of games the fans would like.
This is why the SEC was 9-2 in bowl games. Plenty of cupcakes to keep the system flowing.
How did your team and conference do last year?
No. The SEC was 9-2 in Bowl Games by beating the best teams from other conferences.
Since when is Clemson considered a cupcake?
When you are ignorant, you can may all kinds of statements that have no rhyme or reason.
Joe and Crew, take a deep breath please. Let’s try to be honest about what and who the SEC played in 2015-16 bowl games. No doubt Bama beating both Big Ten #1 Michigan State and ACC #1 Clemson is more than impressive on their way to a National Championship, but for the rest of the SEC the stars were aligned correctly. LSU beat Big 12 sixth place Texas Tech, Auburn beat fifth place American finisher Memphis, Mississippi State beat NC State who finished ninth in the ACC, A&M lost to ACC fifth place Louisville, Tennessee beat Northwestern who finished fourth in the Big Ten, the SEC second place team of Florida lost Big Ten’s fourth place finisher Michigan, Ole Miss had the toughest team beyond what Bama saw in beating Big 12 second place finisher Oklahoma State, Georgia beat seventh place Big Ten team Penn State, and Arkansas beat Big 12 eighth place finisher Kansas State. Besides what Alabama and Ole Miss played the SEC played a forgiving lineup, so try not to think too highly of yourself as a conference for what Alabama accomplished. By the way, the SEC non-conference scheduling I still a JOKE!!! Really UAB at A&M?
As a B1G alum living in SEC/Big 12 country I have no problem with TAMU scheduling UAB considering they have the OOC Clemson game, plus the UAB program will be needing the money.
No more a joke than the Big Ten’s OCC scheduling.
And you can make all the excuses you want to make… The SEC was 9-2 in bowl games because they are simply better than the teams in other conferences. Right down the line. Did the SEC win some games they should have won? Yes. They also won games they just as easily could have lost, too.
A team playing in the SEC is going to see more pro-level players in two games than other teams will play all year. It’s not even close. Every team in the SEC will have players taken in the NFL Draft. That won’t happen in the Big 10. It won’t happen in the Big 12. It might happen in the ACC…
You can complain about UAB all you want… A&M will still far more pro-level players than most anyone else over the course of the season.
Billy, you say ” but for the rest of the SEC the stars were aligned correctly”. So two years ago when you were bashing the SEC for going 0-5 in the west & the SEC went 7-5 over all, were the stars aligned correctly then as well? My point being is when the SEC does great, you make excuses, when the SEC does bad, you say how over rated they are. How can somebody have it both ways, must be nice living in your world.
The trend is that more and more P5 football teams will be playing 10 regular season games with P5 teams…In 2016 only 25 P5 teams will play a regular season of only 9 P5 games. Thirteen of those are in the SEC. Eight ACC teams will play 9 or less (BC plays only 8 games with P5 teams) The others only playing 9 regular season games with P5 teams are Baylor, ND, Washington State Purdue and Maryland.
I hope the playoff committee will take such scheduling into consideration like that do with the Big 12 and no CCG and UNC playing 2 FCS teams while playing 10 regular season games with P5 teams. To only play 9 games with P5 teams is almost like having an extra bye week, especially when all the non P5 game home games with teams paid to come play.
If you are waiting for ESPN/CBS to bring this up as a issue they are both devoted to the SEC.
ESPN is devoted to money, its a business. If there was not an SEC team in the national championship game, I doubt ESPN would be complaining about it.
More great news! Great job Blazer Nation
Very good to hear for the school, staff, students, and athletes – but I hope they give the team time to learn to walk again.
They’ll be running in no time.