HOOVER, Alabama — LSU coach Les Miles thinks his team is getting a raw deal in SEC scheduling and he brought some facts to back up his assertions.
LSU and Auburn have played Florida and Georgia more than any other team since 2000, according to numbers quoted by Miles and later tweeted out by his sports information director.
“I liked our tough schedule at first,” Miles said. “I kept waiting for someone else in the SEC to get it. Nobody ever does.”
Tennessee also gets a tough out-of-division draw, playing traditional rival Alabama every year.
The SEC hasn’t released 2014 football schedules yet. Commissioner Mike Slive said the discussion of a nine-game regular season schedule is still “pending,” and a final resolution of out-of-division opponents is part of the discussion. Even so, most don’t expect the traditional rivalries to be disrupted.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said he has “no problem” with the current arrangement.
“Just tell me who to play and we’ll go play,” Richt said.
— Russ Mitchell (@RussMitchellCFB) July 18, 2013
Les Miles just dropped dimes in the radio media room. Epic rant on scheduling, maintains he's not going to be the lead voice on the subject.
— Jon Cooper (@JonSDS) July 18, 2013
To my print media comrades: Les Miles was in rare form in radio room. Find the audio somewhere and enjoy.
— Evan Woodbery (@TennesseeBeat) July 18, 2013