Okay, I'm a SEC sports fan; and it's time to open a little whoopass on the scheduling techniques of the various programs. While it's nice that there's a 12 game schedule, the SEC Championship plus a bowl game adds up to 14. Kind of pushing the limit, in my opinion.
But my issue here has to do with the quality of some opponents scheduled.
Why, on God's still green but overparched Earth, must National Championship contenders fill out their schedule with teams that have a snowball's chance in Hell of winning. Is there no shame? What next: play a team of geriatrics or crippled nuns?
Of course, we can understand why Florida Atlantic will face Alabama or Towson will face LSU: they're doing it for the money. But I call these games with serious mismatched opponents Games of Shame.
Anyway, here's some SEC schools, and what I think to be their Games of Shame (GS):
Alabama -- (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Western Carolina
Auburn -- (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Louisiana -Monroe, New Mexico State
LSU (12 games, 8 at home) -- GS: North Texas, Idaho, Towson
Ole Miss (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Central Arkansas, UTEP
Mississippi State (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Jackson State, Troy, South Alabama, MTSU
Missouri (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Southeastern Louisiana, Central Florida
Tennessee -- (12 games, 7 at home) -- GS: Akron, Troy
Notice that I exclude the Vanderbilt game from that category. They're in the SEC.
I'll even have to admit that I secretly pull for one of those overmatched opponents to knock off a SEC team. Yes, even Alabama. The reason: you don't need to come across as a bully.
And here's why. UNA will apparently fall into their category someday, and it would greatly pleased me if they would defeat a big-time opponent who was looking for an easy game to inflate the number of wins they chalked up.
I still think that UNA going to D-I was a bad idea.