Will Muschamp isn’t moaning about the permanent cross-divisional rival he inherited when he arrived at Florida. The second-year coach told The Orlando Sentinel that he enjoys squaring off will fellow juggernaut LSU on an annual basis:
“I like the every year playing LSU. I think that’s good. I think that’s good for the league. It’s two national programs with the recent success we’ve both had. As far as how they rotate the other Western Division opponent, that’s up to (commissioner) Mike Slive and our athletic directors. I’m just in favor of still playing eight as far as SEC games.”
No surprise on that last part. Just as SEC coaches feared going from six SEC games to seven and then to eight and then adding a conference championship game 20 years ago, today’s coaches are in lockstep in their desire to avoid a nine-game league schedule.
“I think there’s enough good teams in our league right now,” Muschamp said. “It doesn’t really matter. There’s going to be great matchups week in and week out in our league.”