Inequities Abound in SEC Scheduling

Birmingham News

Les Miles is right.

The SEC football schedule is wrong, and it’s time for the league to do something about it.

Permanent cross-division opponents - or traditional rivals, if you prefer, old-timer - have got to go.

That’s right.

No more Third Saturday in October because it meant something to Bear Bryant and General Neyland. Or South’s oldest rivalry because it featured Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker. Or LSU-Florida because … tell me again why the Tigers and the Gators have to play every year?

Miles certainly would like to know.

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