Thursday, December 15, 2011

SEC Football Scheduling Update (GOOD STUFF)

For more than a few reasons, we've been interested in how the SEC schedules will play out next year. There have been some early indications that the two new schools to the conference (TAMU and Mizzou) have already "leaked" some hints as to who they'll be facing on the 2012 docket. That seemed to be somewhat credible at first, but it appears now that those "leaks" may just have been complete fabrication.

Here's a statement regarding the previous information on Texas A&M and Missouri's respective schedules for 2012 (per Jeff Long - Arkansas AD):

"...beware of previously reported schedules based on other schools unofficial schedules. 2012 SEC schedule has not been released yet."

And as for when they might be released, here's something that's a little surprising:

"Before Christmas..."

As soon as the member school confirms it's own schedule, there's no gag order from the conference, so dominos will start to fall when one school releases an official schedule. The SEC will most likely release an aggregate of all of these in the spring, but I'm sure we'll know all the matchups way before that is thrown out. I'd reckon if Long isn't shooting us a bunch of bull (which he has no reason to), we'll know pretty succinctly who/where we'll be playing by the New Year, if not a few days before that.

8 comments:

  1. As long as there is a bye before the Cocktail party whatever schedule is fine. A&M might be a nice exchange for playing bama even if UGA has to travel.

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  2. I think Mizzou would come on to our schedule as A&M will be in the west...

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  3. Mizzou is definitely coming on to our schedule... but TAM may replace Bama... I wouldn't mind that so much...

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  4. I hope the kids and coaching staff aren't scared of Bama as some of our fan base seems to be.

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  5. Until over signing is addressed and until UGA decides to spend as much on football as Bama and LSU, UGA will be an underdog vs. these teams. That's not to say that they won't have their cycle - surely they will. However as long as they invest more in football and are willing to bend the spirit of college athletics they will likely out perform UGA.

    All of which makes me root for UGA even more!

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  6. We need to start saying that it doesn't matter who is on our schedule as we will go toe to toe with anyone without fear. Let our opponents make comments to the effect "we would be glad to play anyone as long as it's not Georgia." I have to say, I get tired of our fans hoping we could somehow avoid playing Bama or LSU.

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  7. With regards to A&M replacing Bama - the only way that happens is if they go to a 9 game conference schedule. All indications are they will stick to 8 games, meaning we play everyone in the East (add Mizz), which leaves two games for West division teams. We already know one will be AU (unless they do away with that rivalry, which would be a huge mistake) and the other will likely be Ole Miss, since they owe us a return trip. Bama and A&M will have to wait...

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  8. Well for one, Bama playing in the NC game an Texas A&M is not. Bama is young this year, supposed to be rebuilding. Will be the preseason No. 1 next year no matter what LSU does. Yea I would rather play A&m than Bama.

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