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SEC Prepared For A “13-Team Schedule” In 2012-13

The Southeastern Conference’s athletic directors met today in Birmingham and the league released the following statement post-chat:


“Today’s meeting of the SEC athletic directors was planned immediately following the announcement of Texas A&M joining the league.”


(Translation: This has nothing to do with Missouri’s decision to explore its options last night, Ken Starr.)


“The purpose of the meeting was to integrate Texas A&M into the Southeastern Conference and plan for a 13-team schedule for all sports in 2012-13.”


(Translation: This didn’t have a thing to do with Missouri in any form or fashion, Ken Starr.)


“The transition team from the SEC office made its initial report in this meeting to the athletics directors with the focus on scheduling and championship formats.”


(Translation: We’re trying to find a way to do this — should we have to — and it’s gonna be plum messy.)


“The SEC is excited to have Texas A&M in the league and looks forward to having the Aggies compete in the SEC next year.”


(Translation:Ā  And we’re not even thinking about a 14th school or Missouri, Ken Starr.)

UPDATE — Florida AD Jeremy Foley and MSU AD Scott Stricklin have both said that at no point was a 14-team schedule discussed.

 


9 comments
MissouriGuy
MissouriGuy

If Missouri scews this up, I'm presonally egging Chancellor Deaton's house

strickinms
strickinms

Johnmrsec,
This is the only statement that the SEC could make. I don't think anyone seriously believed that the SEC would wait on MIZZOU. I hope a renegotiated TV contract happens soon so all can see how much $ is involved with the addition of A&M. SEC will be able to pick and choose from a number of highly qualified schools.
Enough thinking for a week. Are you ready for some football?????????

Tierlis
Tierlis

Why wouldn't he be? this isn't something that affects the SEC for a week or a year, this will affect the SEC for years to come

Natan
Natan

Do you realize, Mr. SEC, that you are obsessed with this? Back off a little!

Bill
Bill

Back off? I'm pretty sure this site is Mr. SEC, and considering that conference expansion and Missouri wanting to join the SEC is the hottest topic of college football I could understand him covering the story excessively.

UofA72
UofA72

John's real point here, as I see it, is that the SEC brass is being cautious and playing things by the book. It's the only thing you can do when dealing with a rabid chihuahua like Starr. No other conferences or schools have threatened like Starr has.

UofA72
UofA72

Do YOU realize, Natan, that is the exact point. Assuming you mean Ken Starr. Hard to tell what you mean, other than a slam. "This" has numerous interpretations.

It's interesting and relevant to any real SEC fan. ("It's" being anything to do with SEC expansion)

strickinms
strickinms

Agreed. Sometimes we (probably I would be a better choice of words) get wrapped up in our own positions and are unable or unwilling to view the topic from another's position (which is also valid). It took me a long time to realize that other's views are equall (hate to admit it-even better) than mine. If we didn't love the SEC, I don't think we would be having this discussion.

strickinms
strickinms

I think that we all want to end up in the same place. The question is "do we take the high road, the low road or the middle road"

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