The great SEC back at it! Who needs to play min 10 power 5 games when you got ESPN and Alabama to prop you up… Smh.
Texas a&m has home and home series with Clemson, Colorado. Notre dame and Miami. Try looking at schedules BEFORE you comment stupid shit okay?
Texas A&M will play a tougher schedule with Northwestern State on the schedule than Ohio State will play with 10 Power 5 teams on theirs.
Hey, what’s wrong with this scheduling if anything? It allows the Aggies a great chance for 6 wins and a Bowl Bid for each of these two years. Both 2018 and 2019 have the same ingredients; 1) Southland FSC team with Northwestern State (1-10 in ’16) in ’18 and Lamar (3-8 in ’16) in ’19, 2) Sun Belt team with UL-Monroe (4-8 in ’16) in ’18 and Texas State (2-10 in ’16) in ’19, 3) Conference USA team with UAB (no team) in ’18 and UT-San Antonio (6-6 in ’16) in ’19, and then 4) Power 5 Team with both Clemson in 2018 and 2019. This is perfect scheduling for those that want nothing more than to become Bowl eligible. Glad I’m not an Aggie fan anymore.
Wow this S-O-S will impress the CFPC, and then it could be that in 2018 TAMU reach the Sugar Bowl. Northwestern is a very tough team.
What will impress the CFPC is the games against Alabama, Mississippi, LSU, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and two SEC teams from the East.
That is a far tougher slate, even with Northwestern State than getting Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Maryland…
Texas A&M’s 2016 SOS is #15 according to this very site. The 1 P5 was UCLA, and they didn’t come close to living up to expectations. 9 of the top 30, including 1-4, SOS are SEC teams.
I find it disturbing how much hate people who comment on this site have for the FCS schools. What you seem to forget is that, for most of them, one of their biggest sources of revenue is from the checks they get for the privilege of being beaten up once a year by an FBS school.
Mr. Kelley, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d imagine that a lot of these lower programs would be in dire straits if not for the boost in revenue they get from playing these games. It allows them to make facility improvements and pay coaches, and who knows what else.
I’m a fan of and attended a Power 5 school, and I have no problem with every school in FBS playing 1 game against an FCS opponent. Make it the homecoming game, the FCS team gets the crap beat out of them (or not!) and they get a fat check to take home to help improve their program, or even keep it running. But to do that, an FBS team has to schedule an FCS team. What is wrong with that I ask? And, if every FBS team does this, doesn’t that level the playing field significantly as far as strength of schedule goes? Not to mention that these kids get the thrill of playing against a big program in a big stadium. Something they’ll probably remember for the rest of their lives.
So why all the hate for the FCS?
Hey I’m new here. But ive been using This website for awhile now. I completely agree with you. It helps these schools to keep their team running.
Could not of said it better myself & as usual, some people luv to complain about anything or everything.
It also helps teams like Boise State, Appy State, Georgia Southern and others make the jump to Division I-A…
They way some people complain, they would rather those schools stay Division I-AA for some reason.
FCS schools are good teams for the Sun Belt,Conference USA and the MAC to square off with.
I just think the SEC should do a better job of not only playing quality schools but playing on the road as well…..a neutral site is not a road game.
The only time Billy Bob Joe and O Da Do Da Day don’t have a problem with a schedule is when it is an SEC schedule.
Really? I don’t have a problem with anyone’s schedule because all conferences do the same thing. The only time you come on here is to name call, add names or letters to other people’s names, bash the SEC on anything & everything (minus Bama of course), complain about neutral site games, who the SEC is playing, who the SEC is not playing, point out when the SEC loses, point out when the SEC wins by small margins, keep track of the OOC record for the year on the SEC, complain that the SEC does not play enough H/n/H games, make excuses to why the SEC won, complain about the bowl match-ups with the SEC teams, complain about where the bowls are held at with SEC teams & why it was such an easy victory for the SEC teams, complain about SEC playing FCS when all other conferences do it as well, complain about a 9-conference schedule that the SEC & ACC do not have, bash other small teams & call them cupcakes & creampuffs even though some times those smaller teams are better then whats at the bottom of any conference. Complain about SEC OOC schedule (as doing here) yet Big-12 has also scheduled these teams as well but no Big-12 bashing. I am sure you are getting ready for bowl season with the SEC & will be keeping score. Btw the SEC got 12 schools into bowls & will be making 22.225 million & that does not include Bama & Auburn, that’s why bowls are meaningful. I think I covered everything.
Honestly, you need a 30min show once a week on the BIG Network just so you can sound like a broken record with all your negative information on the SEC.
I only provide information and statistics to refute when you SEC fanboys just bellow out, “S-E-C! S-E-C!” to every discussion and then devolve the discussion to mama jokes when that information does not look well upon your beloved SEC. As I have stated before. I am am a College Football Fan. Not a Conference Fan. SEC Fanboy worship ruins part of the fun of being a fan of this game.
Speaking of a broken record, re-read the first sentence of the last paragraph of your above post.
A perfect reply! Thanks for taking the troeblu.
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More difficult because they have more average teams to play? Seems more logical that loses come from good teams not average teams when you’re trying to win the title
Well that question was put to rest today when the Aggies lost to Mississippi State 38-25.
3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh
Texas A&M – the refs need to be impartial – instead the home games played in Texas are determined by the referees…needs addressed before 2017 season, as it is, its beneath SEC sportsmanship and honor.
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”.
Why does Alabama not ever play some of the tougher teams in the sec eastern division, like Georgia and Florida
It goes by a rotation. Bama will play UGA in 2020, Florida in 2021
Kentucky will play for sec championship in20017!!!
Your answer shows real ingleeitencl.
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.
The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!
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 is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.
When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.
FSU is also UF’s big brother.