3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh
I would guess CBS starts out 2017 in either Atlanta or Arlington but ESPN sure would love both of them
I hope abc takes florida vs Michigan
Sissy Tennessee playing MORE sissy schools. WHAT A HOOT.
Probably ought to put an asterisk by the Florida/LSU game – “if played”.
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.
All this talk. if ur a good school like Ohio state, Alabama, Texas etc etc then u don’t need to play schools like Grambling, u-mass and eastern Kentucky school for the deaf. if u do— then u need a break ! and maybe u a’int so tough after all.
This still gives no reason for the swap.
Do you need a reason?
“A couple of scheduling issues arose and the Minutemen swapped the dates”
That’s the reason for the swap, happens a lot more then people think.
The reason? The SEC is getting their 2017 schedule worked out and they decided these games needed to move to make it work.
That’s the most likely scenario.
Tennessee plays Georgia Tech on Labor Day. I can guarantee they switched to Indiana State on the 9th to give them a complete breather (although the opponent was UMASS
UMASS WILL WIN
My man Hermie Sadler should get a sideline gig here!
Just another SEC team finding a patsy ooc schedule.
Come on SEC haters turn it on.
Well, if you insist
9/1 Appalachian St (home)
9/10 VaTech (neutral)
9/17 Ohio (home)
11/5 Tennessee Tech (home)
It’s funny that, even when no “haters” have mentioned anything, SEC fans still whine about them. It’s really simple: play two decent teams (or one decent team if you ever go to 9 conf games), don’t play scrubs in October/November, go on the road occasionally. That’s what most everyone else does.
I’ll say it now………UT vs. Appy St. will be a 6-7 point game…..not 44-17, etc.
So when ohio state had virginia tech as the only even half way decent team on their schedule a couple years ago it was scheduling up?….but its just another cupcake when tennessee plays them on a neutral site?
Drive fast turn left
You forgot don’t wreck.
Hopefully they can pack the house & turn this into a regular game site for all teams to visit.
nearby AQ schools – Kentucky, West Virginia, Clemson. UNC/Duke/Wake/NCSt not that far. Clemson is the only one within 200 miles though
150,000 at a college football game will be cool
Number of schools in that list that could actually draw at least 1/4th of that attendance – 1, Clemson.
Drew, ask Michigan how it felt to play Appy State?
List us your team and conf schedule.
Michigan probably felt pretty good, they beat Appy St 52-14 in 2014. Bet you forgot that
I was at that game, got free tickets from work. UM looked real good, and then proceeded to get shut out at Notre Dame in their next game and finish the season 5-7. You left that part out.
that a bad Michigan team blew out Appy St shows how weak the Mountaineers were
So this is the best game ABC can come up with, 2 middle of the pack teams in their own conferences?
Prime time sucks. They got many hotel rooms nearby? Traffic is going to be a bear getting 150,000 fans out of there after midnight.
They do it all the time after a NASCAR night race at Bristol. For a football game, there will be a lot more busses and charters though.
TENNESSEE HOME GAMES AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY THAT WILL BE COOL