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Since the SEC expanded to 14 schools, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been vocal in his support for a nine-game conference football schedu
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It was obvious when the conference expanded they needed to play more than an eight game conference schedule. The math is pretty easy. I'm not sure we don't need to play a 10 game conference schedule but eight is not enough with two 7 team conferences.
With a 12 team conference divided into 2 divisions, the 8 game conference schedule allowed you to play every division team plus half the non-divisional teams each year. You rotated through the non-divisional teams often enough so you still had that conference connection. You need a 9 to 10 game conference schedule to do that with a 14 team conference.
I thought the delay was because of the politics involved and it looked like we might be headed for more expansion with what is now the FBS ending up with 4 super conferences.
This post was edited by dpwspringer on 5/3/2013 at 9:26 AM
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