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#1 Doug Jolley

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

No Clemson!!!

The SEC is going at it alone.

Presidents from the nation’s premier college football conference adopted a plan to play a 10-game, conference-only schedule this fall, sources told Sports Illustrated on Thursday.

The league will kick off the season Sept. 26, three weeks later than the scheduled Labor Day weekend start. While the SEC’s divisional structure is expected to remain the same—winners of two seven-team divisions playing in a Dec. 19 championship game—league teams will play two more opponents from their opposite division. A normal SEC schedule includes eight conference games—six against inner-division teams, one against a permanent team from the opposite division and one against a rotating team from the opposite division.

https://www.si.com/c...c-schedule-2020

#2 CockEngineer

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:51 PM

Heard they are trying to avoid the '19 & '21 cross-divisional matchups, which means Carolina's other opponents be 2 of 3 out of Arkansas/Mississippi State/Ole Miss.
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#3 CockEngineer

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:06 PM

Update: Finebaum reporting it will be Arkansas and Auburn.
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#4 Doug Jolley

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:50 PM

https://www.secsport...ball-start-date

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:04 PM

I still have doubts if there will be a football season at all.



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 12:38 PM

https://www.secsport...ball-start-date


"We believe these schedule adjustments offer the best opportunity to complete a full season by giving us the ability to adapt to the fluid nature of the virus and the flexibility to adjust schedules as necessary if disruptions occur," Sankey said. "It is regrettable that some of our traditional non-conference rivalries cannot take place in 2020 under this plan, but these are unique, and hopefully temporary, circumstances that call for unconventional measures."

The rescheduled start to the season will allow the SEC to continue to monitor health trends across its 11-state footprint, as well as monitor developments in technology around mitigation and treatment of the virus,

 

I'm thinking the late start may be a tactic to let other conferences go at it and see what happens with them.


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#7 Kiwicock

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 03:29 PM

Be interesting what the proposed fan attendance (if any) limits will be? If there is even a season🤔

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 04:20 PM

Be interesting what the proposed fan attendance (if any) limits will be? If there is even a season

 

Sounding like just north of 20000 - about 25% capacity.  


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:36 PM

I'd love to see us play Arkansas & Auburn.  Perhaps we could finally beat the tigers.

 

I'm 50/50 on the season happening at this point.  It'll be very interesting to see how the country reacts when we hit flu season, that's for sure.  I can envision a season starting in late September and then coming to an end by the time we get to early November.


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