Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thoughts on the 2016 SEC schedule

Only 1 word describes it: toughest.

It has to be the toughest in the SEC.  We play the usually tough West opponents plus the top 2 in the East. And by the way, those 2 were very close from playing for the National Championship against each other.

And we play both of them at their place, at Vanderbilt and at Florida.

LSU, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Florida made the Omaha field in 2015 and Texas A & M was very, very close to going to Omaha.

In 2016, I expect LSU, Vanderbilt, Florida and TAMU to be highly ranked by the time we play them. Missouri and Georgia have been struggling lately. OM, Alabama and Auburn are usually competitive with us.

I can't wait to see the other West teams schedule but I dare say no one will be playing the top 2 teams from the East away.

I can't wait to see how the non-conference schedule shapes up. I still hope we play Oregon at home and go to Los Angeles to play in the Dodgertown Classic against UCLA and USC both teams expected to be ranked in the top 15 in 2016.

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