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Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Posted on: December 23, 2011 5:37 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The long wait to see exactly how the SEC has corralled its new 14-team monster of a league into its 2012 football schedule -- and on short notice, no less -- should be almost over.

According to a report Friday from Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun, the finished 2012 SEC schedule "is expected to be released Monday." The SEC's official Twitter feed confirmed Thursday that the schedule is in its "final stages" but would not be made public until after Christmas.

But to believe the sources who have spoken to Dooley, the process has already gone past those "final stages" to "completed." Among the impacts of the last-minute addition of Missouri to the SEC East, Dooley reports, is that Florida won't receive the returned home game from their cross-divisional rotation trip to Auburn this past season--nor will they get their new, expected rotated-in matchup against Ole Miss. Instead, the Gators will face only two West opponents (Texas A&M and annual cross-division rival LSU) while adding Missouri to their East slate.

Assuming that information is correct, it will put to bed once and for all the notion -- advanced in November by no less than South Carolina president Harris Pastides -- that the SEC is moving to a nine-game conference schedule for 2012. The SEC moved quickly to quash that suggestion at the time, and Mike Slive told the Birmingham News Thursday that he "[doesn't] sense any interest" in moving beyond the current eight-game arrangement.

But neither that statement nor the eight-game 2012 slate rules out a nine-game schedule in the league's future. Slive also confirmed that the 2012 schedule is intended as a one-year stopgap before the 2013 slate establishes the SEC's future divisional rotations, and pointedly added "Who knows what the future holds?" when asked about the possibility of nine games.

So some of the nagging questions about the new look SEC will (very likely) be answered on Monday. Some, though, are going to linger on for a good deal longer than that.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:59 am

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

How about the SEC try and focus on something other than just football?  Quit sucking up to the sportwriters to where that you can brag (with the voiting) about how the SEC has "won" the last 5-6 national champioships.  If this was a playoff system, no brag, all results.  However, it would be good to have good academics to brag about as well - which you can't.  Look at how much Alabama (duh) spends on football versus anyone in the nation.  Then, we'll talk....
How about the last 7 of the last 10 womens gymnastics championships?  Or the last three college world series championships.  Maybe the 2 NCAA basketball championships in the last five years?  Oh!  How about the last 10 womens equestrian championships? Shall I go on?   track and feild, tennis, golf, the SEC rules.

As for academics...   We have that too.  No Harvards or Cal Techs, but most institutions are in the top 100 ranked in the nation.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:48 am

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Why play a schedule?  Just have the SEC put out a press release to let the the BCS voters know who the top 2 teams are, let them practice all year, then put them in the National Championship Game.  That's pretty much what the BCS does anyway.  By the way, let me know who wins this year's game, because I'll be one of the hopefully millions of fans who will not be watching
I guess that would save you the agony of watching your Nitteny Lions lose to Alabama AGAIN.   You'll watch.  You know you will. Just like you will slow down when you see a car crash alongside the highway.  Yes... you will watch.  Because you care enough to post here

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:35 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

AGREE with you 100% nolongerafan. just checked AUBURN schedule for 2012. playing al a&m and mcneese st according to wow, that is two d2 teams.  might not be able to have the computer count the 2 wins, but the coaches and writers will see 2 wins.

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 7:30 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Well mentally challanged boy that is news.   Maybe you need to learn how to use the internet and google research.   ESPN reported last week that Alabama and Stanford were the only two schools that finished in the top 5 in the AP Poll and also in percentage of student atheletes  graduated.    Alabama is not an AAP school yet but close.    But they are no Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Cal Berkrley  or Princeton and will never reach that level.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:01 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday


Since teams like 6-6 Marshall & 6-7 UCLA are participating in bowls this season, it is not impressive how many bowl-bound teams your team beat. Twenty years ago, it may have been but not today in 2011.

I am not sure what point you are trying to make but accept the fact that LSU is playing Alabama for all the marbles. Oklahoma State and Stanford are playing for runner up. Boise is not going to leapfrog any of those teams.

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 3:00 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

facts: bowl teams faced this year. ok st = 8  alabama = 7, teams with w/r ok st = 8 alabama = 4, teams beat with w/r ok st 7, alabama 3, fcs teams played alabama = 1, ok st = 0, % teams in conf bowling, big12 =80%, sec =75%. well you did beat us in 1  cat, and we wont ever catch you on that one (playing fcs teams). boise st beat both teams on  all  these stats believe it or not, played  more bowl opponents, won more vs bowl opp no fcs teams and they ALREADY won their bowl game. ala and ok st both have a chance to lose their bowl games. IF ala and ok st both lose, who would be 2nd? from what  i see on schedule and the way boise st played and who they have beat, i would give it to boise st. who knows, if i knew i would be sitting in vegas makin a lot of money. okie st will probally win ncaa golf cs again.  however their best player just turned pro last week.

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:51 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

It's too bad that the NFL doesn't care if the players coming into the league are smart.  I know that everytime I tune into a football game I'm deciphering whether or not the players had great SAT scores!?!?!?!?


Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 3:48 am

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

the sec is getting a couple of good teams. mizzu and a&m are better than kentucky teneessee and some of those lower rated teams. the btter eams alabama and lsu have to play, the better chance theyhave of having an off day and lose. who knows might even effect recruiting. the mad hatter has been lucky the last couple of years. his inability to draft and develop a good qb may come up and bite him. satan (as the people in miamithat talk on those sport shows call him), may have an off team one of these days. 

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:51 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

Sorry dude.  Like it or not... Alabama is rated higher than Mizzou.  No smack.  Just fact:  

Since: Dec 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Report: 2012 SEC schedule "expected" Monday

lol. You're dreamin' bro if you really think Alabama is ranked that high academically. Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Cal, Michigan... and from your list: Baylor, Indiana, Missouri, Colorado Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, all higher on the academic echelon than Alabama.

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