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Who Is SEC's #14 School?

  • All these schools that everyone presumes is attached at the hip is a laugh, imo. Watch and see, I bet they are all stabbing each other in the back trying to broker their own deal that benefits them. When it comes to $$$$$, expansion, and staying relevant their bonds will shatter in the end.

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  • Mizzou just doesn't have any appeal to me. I know they've been pretty competitive in recent years, but there's no "zing" to that program or the market.

    Plus, I want to get crabcakes when UK goes to Maryland. biggrin

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  • cobbycobb said... (original post)

    All these schools that everyone presumes is attached at the hip is a laugh, imo. Watch and see, I bet they are all stabbing each other in the back trying to broker their own deal that benefits them. When it comes to $$$$$, expansion, and staying relevant their bonds will shatter in the end.

    Which is a shame. One of the great things about college football is the rivalries/loyalty. Hundred year rivalries are ending or are being threatened. Is it worth it?

  • I think Maryland would make sense n a lot of levels (if they wanted to come), except for their financial woes.

    Texas A&M, Missouri, FSU and one of Maryland, Va Tech or WVU would add a team in all four corners of the SEC's geographic footprint.

    This post was edited by snarkster 3 years ago

  • bigbluemist said... (original post)

    I think sometimes this might come down to a process of elimination and who makes sense.

    Schools from the Big 12:

    Oklahoma-I think they want to go the Pac 10. If Texas comes fine, but I think they are ready to move on with life with our without Texas, preferably without.

    Ok St-think they are tied to Oklahoma.

    Kansas/K St-again, I think they are a package and don't view them as doing any good.

    Mizzou-a new market. Do wonder why the Big 10 didn't want them?

    So, out of the Big 12 I think the only ones are:

    Oklahoma, Ok St and Mizzou, but again, I think Ok/OKSt go Pac 10. Does the SEC want Mizzou is the ?

    Let's go to other schools in the east.

    Va Tech-IIRC they cried and whined to the Va Legislature and UVA to get them in the ACC. I think they really look bad if they jump ship. Not saying they won't, but they'll catch 10 kinds of hell politically if the go, IMO. The do make sense geographically and with the DC market.

    WVA-they offer the Pittsburg market. But, Pittsburg is a pro town with football and hockey. They make sense from a geographic sense too.

    Maryland-I think their atheletic department is a wreck and they get looked over.

    NC State-I think this could be the sleeper of the group. The SEC can sit down right in the middle of Tabacco Road and pretty much Duke and UNC have nothing to say about it. It give he SEC a huge market in Raleigh with numerous alumni clubs.

    I think Miami, FSU, UL, Clemson and Ga Tech get no looks with schools from those states already in the SEC.

    So,in the eastern part of the US...I think its only WVA and NC State.

    Here is a guess: I think they go to 16 before they would 14. Have 4, 4 team divisions. Maybe 15 and have 3 5 team divisions.

    SEC South: Florida-South Carolina-UGA-NC St

    SEC East: UK-Vandy-UT-WVA

    SEC Central: Bama-Aub-Ole Miss-Miss St

    SEC West Mizzou-A&M-Arkansas-LSU

    Play a 9 game schedule in football. Each team from your division- 3 games A permanent opponet from each division-3 games Rotate a team from each division-3 games.

    Take the 2 highest BCS teams for the SEC title game.

    In basketball you play each team in your division x's 2 and everyone else for 18 games.

    This is one of the most thoughtful and rational opinions on realignment / adding teams that I have seen . Plus, with adding teams there will certainly be additional Bowls to be connected with or tied to the SEC. I would say with 6 wins we would go bowling. Of course, I would hope we would get to the point where we move farther up the Bowl chain than 6 wins would give us.

  • Jeff, I like the Maryland idea but Missouri is more likely.

    Misouri connects to KY, TN, and ARK. It brings you the entire state of Missouri which includes ST. Louis and Kansas City too. Missouri is the 18th largest state with 6 million people which is just slightly more than Maryland.

    I think that Missouri would give us much of the same advantages plus they wouldn't ever be a real contender in football in the SEC, imo. They would be another also ran where as Maryland could potentially do some damage with the recruiting base that they have. Then again they've never done jack in the ACC so maybe it's a wash.

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