That AL.com articles states that the UT/UF game moving back was because of UT slump the last five years. I don't think so. First TN has always wanted the game later in the year. Second look at the other conference games, there is only one other marque match up that weekend of the big six - LSU/Auburn. If UT/UF/LSU/Burn are all rank, CBS has their pick, and the other game will be the primetime ESPN game. If the non-CBS match up is not steller - it will probably be on the SEC network because of the size of fan bases. The other games; Alabama-Ole Miss, LSU-Auburn, Vanderbilt-Georgia, South Carolina-Kentucky and Texas A&M-Mississippi State will fill out the ESPN2 and SEC network slate. Sounds like smart scheduling, not decrease of UT worth.
1. “Georgia has made out like a bandit in all this SEC schedule reshuffling madness.”
2. The Bulldogs will go more than a month without playing at Sanford Stadium.
3, The SEC Network’s first game will be Texas A&M at South Carolina.
4. When Texas A&M meets LSU on Thanksgiving night, it will be the Tigers first appearance on Turkey Day since 1973.
5. Florida draws Alabama in 2014. Gators have lost last three games to Crimson Tide by a combined score of 101-26.
6. Latest scheduled Florida-Tennessee game since 1991. “It’s a byproduct of the Vols disappearing off the SEC and national radar.”
7. Tennessee will travel to Ole Miss in 2014. Vols have played in Oxford only four times.
8. The Rebels start the year in Atlanta and then to Nashville but won’t have to leave Oxford for two straight the rest of the year.
9. Moving the Kentucky-Louisville game to the end of the season in 2014 came at the request of both the SEC and the ACC. Will be fourth SEC-ACC rivalry game to end the regular season.
10. When Arkansas travels to Missouri, it will be the first visit for the Razorbacks to Columbia since 1906.
11. When Auburn opens against Arkansas, it will be the first time the Tigers have opened with a conference game in 18 years.
12, MrSEC’s immediate reaction/observations to the 2014 SEC schedule.