If the MW picks up UTEP, this game becomes a conference game….
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.
This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.
If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.
Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.
Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.
Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.
Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.
Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.
GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?
The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.
what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?
Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.
Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)
Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.
how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?
Bill, Utah would be the big brother
Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”
BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.
good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.
Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.
BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.
By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…
Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother
I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.
ECU has not only won 3 out of 5, but 9 out of the last 15.
Go Pirates! Argh!
What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?
Pitt is P5.
PSU is B1G/Power 5 also
I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.
Toledo, Ohio and BGSU, Ohio are both vastly better than Cincinnati, Ohio !!! As is Ohio Bobcats
Where are all the comments about the poor scheduling by Texas Tech? Is that only reserved for SEC schools?
Perhaps, however for this announcement I have no problem with them scheduling a local rival.
Seriously man! The SEC is a conference, not a school. And this story is about Texas Tech.
I said SEC schools, GEG not the SEC. Mississippi State got blasted for a 3 games series with UMass. But that is OK to blast and SEC SCHOOL
an not and……. before my dumb southern ass gets corrected
If Michigan or Alabama scheduled Rice and UTEP some people would lose their ever-loving minds.
Rice and UTEP would be the toughest non-conference opponents on Alabama’s schedule in most years.
I highly doubt that.
Considering they have played games against Clemson, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Michigan, or West Virginia recently, that’s a pretty ignorant thing to even claim and proves that many college football fans are simply idiots.
Joe, you are clearly a hypocrit. Alabama DOES schedule these type of schools, and rarely plays TRUE road games against anyone OOC. Yes they have big match-ups every now and again, but probably not as many as Boise does OOC, and definitely not as many as they do which requires 1000 mi. or more of travel (and statistically, the further a team travels, the lower their win percentage so it does make a difference).
Don’t bring a “holier then though” attitude in like you’re in touch when you are clearly just as aloof with your starting comment. Hank made an idiotic comment, but then so did you, so everything is business as usual in the internet world for sports fans.